Timothy Colman - Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Facts, Net Worth, Birthday, Biography and Family

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Sep 19, 1929 94 years old

British yacht racer


About Timothy Colman

  • Sir Timothy James Alan Colman (born 19 September 1929) is a British businessman and a former Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk.Colman is from the Colman's mustard family.
  • His father was Geoffrey Colman.
  • He was educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and joined the Royal Navy, leaving as a lieutenant in 1953, before commencing a business career.
  • He subsequently joined the Castaways' Club.
  • He was chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group from 1969 to 1996.
  • Colman was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996.Sir Timothy was also a yachtsman, and claimed the record for the world's fastest yacht at 26.3 knots with Crossbow, a proa at the inception of the World Sailing Speed Record Council in 1972.
  • He increased the record to 31.2 knots three years later, and then in 1980 his catamaran Crossbow II extended the record to 36 knots.
  • It held the record for six years until being beaten by the sailboard of Pascal Maka of France.
  • He is a member of the RYS (Royal Yacht Squadron)

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