Baird, Ed

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Baird, Ed Gender: M
born on 17 May 1958 at 07:36 (= 07:36 AM )
Place St.Petersburg, Florida, 27n46, 82w41
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°06' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°38'

Ed Baird (with the America's Cup in Geneva, Switzerland)
photo: Mbaird42, license gfdl


American sailor who was a coach of the 1995 America's Cup-winning Team New Zealand and a helmsman for the 2007 America's Cup-winning Alinghi syndicate.

Growing up in Florida, Baird raced in the Optimist class at junior level, before moving onto other dinghies. He won the World Laser Championships in 1980 and the World J/24 Championships in 1983.

While best known as a champion match racer and fleet racing helmsman, Baird has also coached world and Olympic champions such as Anna Tunnicliffe, Sally Barkow and Kevin Mahaney. He was a premier instructor for North-U’s Tactical and speed clinics in the 90’s, has written an instructional book (Laser Racing) and over a hundred tactical how-to articles. Baird has worked with ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, Versus and Television New Zealand as an expert commentator for shows about sailboat racing.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth report, St. Petersburg Times (Florida), 18 May 1958, page B12, born at Mound Park Hospital.


  • Vocation : Sports : Sailing/ Boating
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Sailing coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Circumnavigator of the globe)