Stuart Hodge Walker was born on April 19, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York and died in November 2018.
He was an American Olympic yachtsman, writer and a professor of pediatrics.
Walker took part as a sailor at the Olympic Games; won many national and international championships in different classes and wrote over ten books.
After finishing fifth at the eighth race of the 2016 European Championship Soling at Traunsee, Austria and leading the fleet to the weather mark in the ninth and last race, Walker announced his retirement from sailing on May 23, 2016, due to macular degeneration.
With his retirement, he completed a period of 47 years of Soling sailing.
After his retirement, Stuart continued sailing local races at the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis.
Stuart H. Walker passed away at 95 years old.