Olympic Sailors and the America's Cup (24)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Ben Ainslie GBR SAI 1996—2012 1996/2000 Laser (1996 Silver, 2000 Gold) 2004/2008/2012 Finn (2004/2008/2012 Gold); Tactician for Oracle Team USA 17, winning boat in 2013.
Glenn Ashby AUS SAI 2008 2008 Tornado (Silver) ; Wing trimmer for Team NZ Aotearoa, losing boat in 2013.
John Bertrand AUS SAI 1972—1976 1976 Finn (Bronze); 1983 America's Cup. Skippered Australia III to victory in 1983, breaking the 132-year-old American stranglehold on the Cup. Afterguard for Australia in 1980, which lost in the final.
William Carl Buchan USA SAI 1984 1984 2-person Heavyweight Dinghy (Gold); 1988 America's Cup. Crewed for Stars & Stripes, winning yacht in 1988.
Paul Cayard USA SAI 2004 2004 2-person keelboat; 1995 America's Cup. Sail trimmer in 1983 aboard Defender in selection series. Tactician/alternate helmsman in 1987 aboard USA in selection series. Skipper of Il Moro di Venezia (ITA) in 1992, which lost in the final. Back-up helmsman and tactical strategist on Young America, which became the second American yacht to lose the Cup in 1995. Skippered Prada in 2000, which lost in the final.
Britton Chance USA SAI 1952 1952 5.5 metre (Gold); Multiple America's Cup. Yacht designer, designed multiple America's Cup yachts, including Intrepid (1970), Mariner, Valiant (both 1974), and Stars & Stripes in 1987.
Dennis Conner USA SAI 1976 1976 Tempest (Bronze); 1974/1980/1983/1987/1988 America's Cup. Helmsman in 1974 with Courageous. Skippered Freedom to victory in 1980. Lost Cup in 1983 with Liberty. Skippered Stars & Stripes to victory in 1987-88.
Russell Coutts NZL SAI 1984—1992 1984 Finn (Gold); 1995 America's Cup. Skippered Black Magic to victory in 1995, the second non-American yacht to win the Cup. Skippered Alinghi to victory in 2003.
John Cuneo AUS SAI 1968—1972 1968/1972 Dragon (1972 Gold) - 1972; 1974 America's Cup. Crewed for Southern Cross in 1974, which lost in the final.
Leslie Egnot NZL SAI 1992—1996 1992/1996 470 (1992 Silver); 1995 America's Cup. Co-skippered Mighty Mary (USA) in 1995, first all-female America's Cup team, which lost in selection series.
Conn Findlay USA ROW/SAI 1956—1976 1956/60/64/76 Rowing - 1956-64 - three medals, Sailing - 1976 2-person keelboat (Bronze); 1977 America's Cup. Crew for Courageous in 1977.
David Forbes AUS SAI 1968—1976 1968/1972/1976 2-person keelboat (1972 Gold); 1977 America's Cup. Afterguard for Australia in 1977, which lost in the final.
Torben Grael BRA SAI 1984—2004 1984 Soling (Bronze) 1992/1996/2000/2004 Star (1992 Bronze, 1996 Gold, 2000 Bronze, 2004 Gold); Tactician for Luna Rossa Challenge, losing boat in 2000.
JJ Isler USA SAI 1992—2000 1992/2000 470 (1992 Bronze, 2000 Silver); 1995 America's Cup. Co-skippered Mighty Mary in 1995, first all-female America's Cup team, which lost in selection series.
John Kostecki USA SAI 1988 1988 Soling (Bronze); Tactician for Oracle Team USA 17, winning boat in 2010 and 2013.
Graham Mann GBR SAI 1956—1960 1956/60 Dragon (1956 Bronze) - 1956; 1958 America's Cup. Skippered Sceptre in 1958, which lost in the final.
Buddy Melges, Jr. USA SAI 1964—1972 1964/1972 Soling (1964 Bronze, 1972 Gold) - 1972; 1992 America's Cup. Co-skippered (with Bill Koch) America3 to victory in 1992.
Bob Miller AUS SAI 1972 1972 Soling; 1983 America's Cup, designed Australia II winged keel (as Ben Lexcen) that helped yacht win America's Cup after 132 year domination by USA. Also helped design America's Cup challengers in 1974 and 1977, and Australian contenders in 1987.
Iain Murray AUS SAI 2008 2008 2-person keelboat; 1987 America's Cup. Skippered Kookaburra III in 1987, which lost in the final.
Mauro Pelaschier ITA SAI 1972—1976 1972/1976 Finn; 1983 America's Cup. Helmsman on Azzurra, unsuccessful challenger in 1983.
Colin Ratsey GBR SAI 1932 1932 2-person keelboat (Silver); 1934/1958 America's Cup. Crewed for J-boat Endeavour in 1934, and in the afterguard of 12-metre yacht Sceptre in 1958, both yachts which lost in the finals.
Eric Ridder USA SAI 1952 1952 6 metres (Gold); 1964 America's Cup. Co-skippered of Constellation to victory in 1964.
Tom Slingsby AUS SAI 2008—2012 2008/2012 Laser (Gold 2012) ; Strategist for Oracle Team USA 17, winning boat in 2013.
Jock Sturrock AUS SAI 1948—1960 1948-1960 5.5 metre (1956 Bronze) - 1956; 1962/1967 America's Cup. Skippered Gretel in 1962 and Dame Pattie in 1967, both of which lost in the final.