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Poul Richard Høj Jensen

Poul Richard Høj Jensen "PRHJ" (born 2 June 1944) is a Danish sailor, boatbuilder, sailmaker and Olympic champion. PRHJ lives with his wife Sophia alternating in Burnham on Crouch and Freetown, Antigua and Barbuda.

Poul Richard Høj Jensen
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Born
Poul Richard Høj Jensen

(1944-06-02) 2 June 1944 (age 74)
ResidenceAlternating in Burnham on Crouch and Freetown, Antigua and Barbuda
NationalityDane
OccupationRetired
  • Sailmaker
  • Boatbuilder
Known for(Olympic) yachtsman, Sailmaker & Boatbuilder. PRHJ won more than 125 major yachting titles. This includes Olympic, International and national championships in different sailing classes.
Height1.83 m (6.0 ft)
Spouse(s)Birthe Rasmussen
Sophia
ChildrenPia, Claus, Adrian and Justin (the latter two step)
Grandchildren: Mie, Mathias, Bella, Rommey, Harry, Tom and Rosie.
Parent(s)
  • C. J. Hoj Jensen (father)
Awards
  • Knighted by the Queen of Denmark in 6-April-2000 (Ridder af Dannebrogordenen).
  • German Dragon Class, Gold Dragon presented by Queen Silvia of Sweden 15th July 2009.
  • KDY 1976 Sportsman of the year Scandinavia
  • RYS Yachtsman of the year 2009.
  • Honorable Member Danish Dragon Club since 10-October-2014.
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
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The Picture shows (From left to right) Poul Richard Hoj Jensen (Helmsman), Valdemar Bandolovski and Erik Hansen just after the 1976 medal ceremony.
Sailing career
Class(es)Among many others:
Club
Updated on 18 June 2018.

Contents

Personal lifeEdit

Married with two children, two step children; seven grand children to date. Trained in mechanical engineering.

Professional careerEdit

After completing National Service in the Danish Navy, PRHJ worked for Paul Elvstrøm and Hans Fogh in the sail, mast and boatbuilding business. Left the company 15 years later to set up sail making business with Hans Fogh and subsequently started his own Company "Hoj Jensen Design" which became the North Sails Scandinavia franchise. In 1989 the sailmaking business merged with Petticrows in Burnham on Crouch UK and he concentrated on building One Design Boats; Dragons mainly. As PRHJ was involved in the nautical business, he was for many years formally (rules of International Olympic Committee & World Sailing)considered a professional sailor. However he was he never paid to sail, he also worked during his four Olympic Campaigns with little or no sponsorship. PRHJ considers himself to be a gifted amateur!

OlympicsEdit

PRHJ participated in four consecutive Olympics from 1968. He won a gold medal in the Soling class at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal,[1] and again at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[2]

PalmarèsEdit

The Palmarès of PRHJ is extensive. Therefor the following criteria are used (with the exception of the Olympics were all results are listed):

  • International championships with 45 boats or more
  • National (country) championships as sanctioned by National Authorities.
  • World, European Championships and Gold Cups as sanctioned by World Sailing.
  • Only first places are noted, except for World, European and Championships where some 2nd and 3rd places are included.
Honours
Knighted by the Queen of Denmark in 2001.
German Dragon Class, Gold Dragon presented by Queen Silvia of Sweden 15th July 2009.
KDY 1976 Sportsman of the year Scandinavia
RYS Yachtsman of the year 2009.
Honorable Member Danish Dragon Club.
Olympic Games
7th, 1968 Olympics, Acapulco,   MexicoFD (Where he replaced Hans Fogh in race 7). With Niels Jensen.[3]
7th, 1972 Olympics, Kiel-Schilksee,   West GermanyDragon. With Frank Hoj-Jensen and Gunner Dahlgaard.[4]
Gold, 1976 Olympics, Kingston,   CanadaSoling. With Erik Hansen and Valdemar Bandolowski.[5]
Gold, 1980 Olympics, Tallinn,   Soviet UnionSoling. With Erik Hansen and Valdemar Bandolowski.[6]
World Championships
Master World Championships
Corinthian World Championships
European Championships
Gold Cups
Corinthian Dragon Gold Cups [10]
Asia Pacific Championships Etchells [9]
One Ton Cup
Nordic Championships
National Championships
  • Antigua and Barbuda   Antigua and Barbuda
    • 2008, 2009, Dragon
  • Danish   Denmark
    • 1972, Trapeze
    • 1976, Spackhugger
    • 1973, 1979, 1980, 1982, Soling
    • 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1985, H-Boat
    • 1963, 1966, 1968, OK Dinghy
    • 1987, 1988, 1991, Dragon
  • Egypt   Egypt
    • 1998, Dragon
  • Finland   Finland
    • 1980, H-Boat
  • France   France
    • 1991, 1995, 1997, Dragon
  • German   Germany
    • 1984, H-Boat
    • 1992, 1994, 1995, Dragon
  • Great Britain   United Kingdom
    • 1998, 1995, Etchells
    • 1993, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2006, Dragon
  • Italy   Italy
    • 1999, Etchells
  • Ireland   Ireland
    • 1970, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2012, Dragon
  • Japan   Japan
  • The Netherlands   Netherlands
    • 1997, 2001, 2011, Dragon
  • Russia   Russia
    • 1994, 2000, Dragon
  • Sweden   Sweden
    • 1992, Dragon
Other Major Regatta's per Class
  • 115' Bruce Farr ketch
    • 2011, Nelson Trophy
  • Dragon
    • 1969, 2003, 2008, 2012, Princess Sophia, Spain, Mallorca
    • 1972, 1999, Kieler Woche, Germany
    • 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003,Regatte Royale, France, Cannes
    • 1995, 1996, 1997, Grand Prix Samsonite, Spain, Blanes
    • 1995, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, Henrique Navigator, Portugal, Vilamoura/Lisboa
    • 1999, Cowes Week, UK
    • 2000, 2011, 2012, La Baule Derby, France
    • 2001, Baltic Regatta
    • 2001, 2002, Copa Mediterania Mallorca, Spain
    • 2002, 2004, Grand Prix Douarnenez, France
    • 2002, Drags Cup Cazaux
    • 2005, 2006, King Juan Carlos Cup
    • 2006, Iberian Championship
  • H-Boat
    • 1978, 1979, Kieler Woche, Germany
  • Soling
    • 1976, Ski Yachting, France, Cannes
    • 1980, Kieler Woche, Germany
Other Races Special for PRHJ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1976 Summer Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Sailing" Archived 17 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 4 June 2008)
  2. ^ "1980 Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union – Sailing" Archived 27 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 4 June 2008)
  3. ^ "Sailing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games: Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Race Seven". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Sailing at the 1972 Münich Summer Games: Mixed Three Person Keelboat". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Sailing at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Mixed Three Person Keelboat". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Sailing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games: Mixed Three Person Keelboat". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Half Ton Cup". Wikipedia. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Past winners". quartertonclass. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d "World Champions". Etchells. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Winners". International Dragon Association. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "World Champions". International H-Boat Association. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Regatta Results". International Soling Association. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Final Results Classics". International Six Metre Association. Retrieved 18 June 2018.