As the 2012 Olympics sailing events begin Sunday, one Newport Beach family will be remembering the accomplishments of their father.
Ted Hinshaw was the 1984 Olympic Games yachting commissioner and organized the sailing events in Long Beach. Hinshaw died July 24 at Hoag Hospital fromParkinson's-related complications, his son Marc said. He was 83.
From the world stage to Newport Harbor youth competitions, Hinshaw managed sailing events and organizations, drawing on his financial and business experience. Hinshaw spent more than 20 years as a top executive at Los Angeles-based The Capital Group Cos. Inc.
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An earlier version incorrectly listed Ted Hinshaw's son's name as Mac. His name is Marc.
"He was a guy [who] got stuff done," said Newport Beach sailor Mike Segerblom, the executive director of the Pacific Coast Sailing Foundation, which Hinshaw helped found.
Peter Ueberroth, organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, selected Hinshaw to run the events because he was an efficient manager, Hinshaw's friends and family say. With about 2,000 paid or volunteer workers, a fleet of more than 100U.S. Coast Guardsecurity vessels, and a temporary Olympic Village on the Long Beach shore, the sailing events were unprecedented in the Southern California sailing community.