1959, Paul Elvstrom in Cannes

Saturday, 14 October 2017 19:43

Cannes, 1959

The sailing legend Paul Elvstrom won the Ski - Yachting in the Snipe Class

(From Giorgio Brezich archives - "Vela e Motore" sailing magazine)


Eight Bells: Paul Elvstrøm

Thursday, 08 December 2016 07:58

Paul Elvstrøm, 25.2.1928 - 7.12.2016, four time Olympic Gold Medalist: "You haven't won the race if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors."

The Snipe Class is saddened to hear today about the passing of Danish Sailing Team (Sejlerlandsholdet) Olympic legend Paul Elvstrøm at the age of 88. Elvstrom was the 1959 Snipe World Champion as well as the winner of four Olympic gold medals and eleven world titles in an amazing eight different types of boat, Mr. Elvstrøm influenced the sport around the world, and was an inspiration to sailors around the world.




Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:35

Snipe #12000

1959 Snipe World Champion in Porto Alegre, Brazil - skipper Paul Elvstrom, Denmark.

Today the owner is Mariano Arroyo, from Rosario, Argentina, and he is still racing in some regattas.

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1959 World Championship

Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00
Porto Alegre, Brazil, October 16-25, 1959
  1. Paul Elvstrom, Denmark
  2. Gonzalo Diaz, Sr., Cuba
  3. Masyuki Ishii, Japan
Sailed on the Guaiba River, 16 nations

Photos from the Fleet 426 archives


I 9701 "Portorose", 1955 World Champion's Boat

Saturday, 06 February 2016 18:09

I 9701 "Portorose", built in 1954 by Danilo D'Isiot, won in 1955 the Snipe World Championship in Santander, Spain, with Mario Capio and Lorenzo Podestà.

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1959, Clube dos Jangadeiros

Thursday, 05 November 2015 20:18

Photo: Snipe World Championship in Porto Alegre, Brazil

1. Paul Elvstrom, Denmark

2. Gonzalo Diaz, Cuba

3. Masyuki Ishii, Japan

Clube dos Jangadeiros 74 anos de història

Snipe Worlds Porto Alegre 1959

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 20:11

Stamps from the Snipe Worlds in Porto Alegre Brazil, when Paul Elvstrom won in 1959, Gonzalo Diaz Sr. was second and Masyuki Ishii third.
(From Francisco Perez, Canada)
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