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Carol Cronin

Carol Cronin

Carol Newman Cronin (born June 23, 1964) is an American Olympic sailor and author who competed in the Yngling class at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1] She won the 2018 Women's Snipe World Championship and was third at the 2004 Women's Yngling World Championship. She also won the 2002 US Sailing's Miami Olympic Classes Regatta in the Yngling class. As tactician, she won the 1999 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship sailing with Pat Connerney.

Carol Cronin
Personal information
Full nameCarol Newman Cronin
Nationality United States
Born (1964-06-23) June 23, 1964
Bethesda, Maryland
Height5 ft 1.5 in (156 cm)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Sailing career
Class(es)Yngling, Snipe
Club Severn Sailing Association
College team Connecticut College
Medal record
Representing  United States
World Championships
2004 SantanderYngling
2018 NewportSnipe

Her books include: Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938 (GemmaMedia, 2008); Cape Cod Surprise: Oliver Matches wits with Hurricane Carol (GemmaMedia, 2010); Game of Sails, an Olympic Love Story (LiveWire, 2012); and Ferry to Cooperation Island (She Writes Press, 2020).

Early life

Cronin grew up sailing with her family and racing out of the Woods Hole Yacht Club and was on the first Connecticut College Sailing Team to attend the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association National Championships. After graduation, she crewed for Ed Adams, George Szabo, and many other prominent sailors.

Olympic career

In 2000, Cronin put together a team to compete for the 2004 Summer Olympics. Four years later, her team beat out five other boats at the USA Olympic Trials and won a bronze medal at the 2004 Women's Yngling World Championship. They won two races in Athens and finished tenth overall.


  1. "Carol Cronin". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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