Con Linton
Personal information
Full nameCornelius Linton
Born9 January 1938
Nelson, New Zealand
Died30 December 2016(2016-12-30) (aged 78)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.82 m (6.0 ft)
Sailing career

Cornelius "Con" Linton (9 January 1938 – 30 December 2016) was a New Zealand sailor. He represented his country in the Soling class at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Kiel, with Steve Marten as helmsman and Jack Scholes as fellow crew member, finishing in 21st place.[1]

Born in Nelson in 1938,[1] Linton was educated at Nelson College from 1951 to 1952.[2] He died at his home in Auckland on 30 December 2016, and was survived by his wife.[3]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Con Linton". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Full school list of Nelson College, 1856–2005". Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006 (CD-ROM) (6th ed.). 2006.
  3. ^ "Cornelius (Con) Linton". New Zealand Herald. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.