Lydia Lazarov (born January 16, 1946) is an Israeli former yachting world champion.[1][2]

Early life

Lazarov is Jewish, and was born in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1][3]

Yachting career

Lazarov and Zefania Carmel were teammates in the Zevulun Bateam Club in Israel.[1] They won the 1966 Israeli 420-class national championship.[1]

Lazarov and Carmel also won the 1969 world title in the Team 420 Sailing Class, at Sandhem, Sweden.[1][4][5] They were Israel's first world champions in any sport.[1][4]

Lazarov was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Joseph M. Siegman (1992). The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "No. 50 Zephania Carmel and Lydia Lazarov". The Jerusalem Post. May 12, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bob Wechsler. Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Mitchell Geoffrey Bard, Moshe Schwartz (2005). One thousand one facts everyone should know about Israel. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Yachting Championship". December 27, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Zephania Carmel and Lydia Lazarov". Retrieved August 17, 2011.