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Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – 5.5 Metre

The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 42 sailors, on 14 boats, from 14 nations competed.

5.5 Metre
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueAcapulco
Dates14–21 October
Competitors42 from 14 nations
Teams14
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ulf Sundelin
Jörgen Sundelin
Peter Sundelin
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Louis Noverraz
Marcel Stern
Bernard Dunand
 Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Robin Aisher
Adrian Jardine
Paul Anderson
 Great Britain
← 1964

ResultsEdit

 
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Country
Code
Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[1]
Total
-1
[2]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
    Ulf Sundelin   (SWE) Jörgen Sundelin  
Peter Sundelin  
S 4 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 10 1 0 1 0 18 8
    Louis Noverraz   (SUI) Bernard Dunand  
Marcel Stern  
Z 1 0 5 10 2 3 2 3 4 8 4 8 DNF 20 52 32
    Robin Aisher   (GBR) Paul Anderson  
Adrian Jardine  
K 6 11.7 2 3 4 8 3 5.7 8 14 3 5.7 3 5.7 53.8 39.8
4   Rudolf Harmstorf   (FRG) Karl-August Stolze  
Harald Stein  
G 2 3 3 5.7 5 10 9 15 3 5.7 9 15 4 8 62.4 47.4
5   Giuseppe Zucchinetti   (ITA) Antonio Carattino  
Domenico Carattino  
I 3 5.7 7 13 3 5.7 DNF 20 1 0 6 11.7 9 15 71.1 51.1
6   Stanley Leibel   (CAN) Ernest Weiss  
Jack Hasen  
KC DNF 20 9 15 12 18 7 13 2 3 2 3 10 16 88 68
7   William Solomons   (AUS) James Hardy  
Gilbert Kaufman  
KA 5 10 4 8 6 11.7 6 11.7 12 18 12 18 5 10 87.4 69.4
8   Gardner Cox   (USA) Stephen Colgate  
Stuart Walker  
US 7 13 8 14 8 14 4 8 9 15 8 14 6 11.7 89.7 74.7
9   Konstantin Alexandrov   (URS) Vladimir Alexandrov  
Konstantin Melgunov  
SR 13 19 6 11.7 11 17 5 10 7 13 7 13 7 13 96.7 77.7
10   Pierre Breteche   (FRA) Gilles Buck  
Roger Tiriau  
F 9 15 10 16 7 13 12 18 11 17 10 16 2 3 98 80
11   HrH Crownprince Harald   (NOR) Stein Arne Foyen  
Eirik Johannessen  
N 10 16 DSQ 22 10 16 10 16 10 16 5 10 11 17 113 91
12   Carlos Braniff   (MEX) Antonio Recamier  
Iker Belausteguigoitia  
MX 11 17 12 18 9 15 11 17 6 11.7 11 17 8 14 109.7 91.7
13   William Berntsen   (DEN) Erik Johansen  
Niels Hansen  
D 8 14 11 17 13 19 8 14 13 19 14 20 12 18 121 101
14   Lee Gentil   (PUR) James Fairbank  
Hovey Freeman  
PR 12 18 13 19 14 20 13 19 14 20 13 19 13 19 134 114

DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified
  = Male,   = Female

Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the 5.5 Metre during the 1968 Summer Olympics

Conditions at AcapulcoEdit

Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.

Date Race Weather Temperature
(Celsius)
Wind direction
(deg)
Wind speed
(kn)
Sea Current
(kn-deg)
14-OCT-1968 I Fair 29 275 15 Choppy 0.2-120
15-OCT-1968 II Fair 29.5 295 15 Calm 0.2-160
16-OCT-1968 III Fair 28.5 285 8 Calm 0.2-130
17-OCT-1968 IV Fair 29.5 235 6 Calm 0.1-300
19-OCT-1968 V Normal 29.8 180 6 Calm 0.3-326
20-OCT-1968 VI Fair 30 250 5 Calm 0.7-275
21-OCT-1968 VII Cloudy 28.5 285 10 Choppy 1-110

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The 1968 Olympic scoring system was used.
  2. ^ Total after applying discard.

ReferencesEdit