Joseph Jessop

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Edwardus•Jessop
Used nameJoseph•Jessop
Born24 July 1898 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died24 March 1996 in San Diego, California (USA)
AffiliationsLos Angeles YC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Joseph Jessop joined the San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) in 1917 and became the Commodore of the club in 1929, the youngest Commodore in SDYC history. Jessop was instrumental in starting the San Diego Bay Star fleet in 1925. He also was a supporter of junior sailing in the United States. Jessop won several Pacific Coast Championships and was second in the 1928 World Championships. He founded a family jewelry company and was active in civic affairs in San Diego.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing USA Joseph Jessop
One Person Dinghy, Open (Olympic) 7