George Shelby “Buddy” Friedrichs, Jr.Sailing
Tulane/Southern Yacht Club/1968 Olympics
A member of New Orleans Southern Yacht Club, George (Buddy) Friedrichs with crew Barton Jahncke and Gerald Schreck sailed their wooden Dragon Williwaw (US 231) to a gold medal win at the 1968 Olympics in Alcapulco, Mexico. A picture of this historically significant boat hangs in the bar of Southern’s new club house (the original structure burned during hurricane Katrina). Currently, Williwaw is being restored in Texas and will not only sail again, but race with the North American fleet.