Thomas McMeekin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas Doodputlee•McMeekin
Used nameThomas•McMeekin
Born31 December 1866 in Cachar, Assam (IND)
Died24 October 1946 in Chichester, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRoyal Burnham Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR) / Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Tom McMeekin was the owner of Dormy which won the 6-metre class at the 1908 Olympic Games. He nominated the designer of the boat, Gilbert Laws, as helmsman and chose to act as crew together with Charles Crichton. McMeekin did much of his sailing from the Itchenor Club.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Thomas McMeekin
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Dormy 1 Gold