Eric Ridder

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Eric Ridder
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki 6 m class

Eric Ridder (July 1, 1918 – July 23, 1996) was an American sailor and Olympic champion. He was born in Hewlett, New York, and died in Locust Valley, New York.

He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he won a gold medal in the 6 metre class with the boat Llanoria.[1]

Ridder was also the winning skipper in the 1964 America's Cup, guiding the New York Yacht Club's 12-metre yacht, the Constellation, to a 4-0 sweep over Sovereign of the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1940.[2]