Philip Rogers

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePhilip Tingley•Rogers
Used namePhilip•Rogers
Born14 February 1908 in Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
Died9 June 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN) / UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Philip Rogers was the helmsman of the crew chosen to represent Canada in sailing’s 6 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Alongside Gard Boultbee, Kenneth Glass, and Gerald Wilson, he lost the first four races and, with no hope of catching up, dropped out of the last two. As there were only three nations competing, however, the Canadians took home a bronze medal. Rogers’ family had a history of being involved with the administration of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, where his father Benjamin had served as Commodore from 1912 through 1918, and Philip took up sailing at a young age, often racing alongside his brothers Ernest and Forrest. A graduate of McGill University, Philip was involved in the sugar industry and served as president of his family’s British Columbia Sugar Refining Company and its subsidiary Canadian Sugar Factories until his death in June 1961.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Philip Rogers
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Caprice 3 Bronze