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Paul J. Foerster (born November 19, 1963 in Rangely, Colorado) is an American Olympic medalist in sailing, who has won a total of three Olympic medals during his career. In the Flying Dutchman (FD) class he was successful with Stephen Bourdow (Silver 1992), and then in the 470 Class with Bob Merrick (silver, 2000) and Kevin Burnham (gold, 2004).

Paul Foerster
Personal information
BornNovember 19, 1963 (1963-11-19) (age 55)
Rangely, Colorado, U.S.
Sailing career

He now sails from Rush Creek Yacht Club in Heath, Texas on Lake Ray Hubbard east of Dallas, Texas.


  • "Olympics/Paralympics 2004: Paul Foerster". Archived from the original on July 9, 2011.
  • "Americans edge Brits for first 470 sailing gold medal". USA Today. August 21, 2004.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Paul Foerster". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.