Helmer Pedersen

New Zealand Olympian: 143

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Helmer Pedersen was born in Denmark and immigrated to New Zealand in the mid-1950s with his wife Lisa.

He had extensive sailing experience in Denmark, but found he could not make his country’s Olympic team in his chosen class, Finn, because of the presence the great Paul Elvstrom, who won four consecutive Olympic gold medals.

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