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Full name  Linton Chorley Hopps
Died  December 20, 1920
Role  Olympic athlete
Name  Linton Hope
Nationality  British

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Born  18 April 1863 (1863-04-18) Macclesfield, England
Olympic medals  Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Open class
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Linton Chorley Hope FRAes (18 April 1863 – 20 December 1920) was a sailor from Great Britain, who represented his country at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Meulan, France. With Lorne Currie as helmsman and fellow crewmembers John Gretton and Algernon Maudslay, Hope took first places in both the race of the .5 to 1 ton class and the Open class.


Personal life

Hope was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire on 18 April 1863 as Linton Chorley Hopps the son of Edwin and Sara Hopps. He later changed his surname to Hope. Hope married Mabel Ellington in 1898 and they had a son and a daughter, their son Eustace Jack Linton Hope was killed in action in 1941 as a group captain in the Royal Air Force. Hope died on 20 December 1920 in the Midhurst district of Sussex.

Professional life

Hope designed a variety of yachts, as well as the Fairy One Design for the North of Ireland Yacht Club, international canoes and Thames Raters. Both Olympic races were won using the yacht Scotia designed by Hope. He was appointed naval architect to the King of the Belgians.

In 1915 Hope designed the AD Flying Boat for the British Admiralty's Air Department and his hull designs were used by a number of British flying boats in the 1920s including the Phoenix P.5 Cork and Fairey Titania, largest flying boat in the world at the time.


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