Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Star

The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 40 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed.[1]

Star
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenueAcapulco
Dates14–21 October
Competitors40 from 20 nations
Teams20
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Lowell North
Peter Barrett
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Peder Lunde Jr.
Per Wiken
 Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Franco Cavallo
Camillo Gargano
 Italy
← 1964
1972 →

ResultsEdit


Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Sail No. Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[2]
Total
-1
[3]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
    Lowell North   (USA) Peter Barrett   US 1 0 3 5.7 3 5.7 1 0 2 3 12 18 1 0 32.4 14.4
    Peder Lunde Jr.   (NOR) Per Wiken   N 2 3 1 0 6 11.7 11 17 7 13 7 13 2 3 60.7 43.7
    Franco Cavallo   (ITA) Camillo Gargano   I 9 15 2 3 4 8 8 14 1 0 4 8 6 11.7 59.7 44.7
4   Paul Elvstrøm   (DEN) Poul Mik-Meyer   D 3 5.7 6 11.7 10 16 7 13 5 10 1 0 5 10 66.4 50.4
5   Durward Knowles   (BAH) Percival Knowles   BA 6 11.7 DNS 26 2 3 3 5.7 4 8 9 15 14 20 89.4 63.4
6   David Forbes   (AUS) Richard Williamson   KA 4 8 7 13 5 10 12 18 DNF 26 6 11.7 4 8 94.7 68.7
7   Erik Schmidt   (BRA) Axel Schmidt   BL 18 24 8 14 17 23 17 23 3 5.7 2 3 3 5.7 98.4 74.4
8   Edwin Bernet   (SUI) Rolf Amrein   Z 10 16 4 8 1 0 10 16 13 19 11 17 12 18 94 75
9   John Albrechtson   (SWE) Ulf Norrman   S 5 10 5 10 11 17 4 8 DSQ 28 13 19 7 13 105 77
10   Stuart Jardine   (GBR) James Ramus   K 12 18 11 17 8 14 2 3 9 15 14 20 16 22 109 87
11   Peter Tallberg   (FIN) Henrik Tallberg   L 7 13 9 15 9 15 19 25 6 11.7 15 21 9 15 115.7 90.7
12   Eckart Wagner   (FRG) Fritz Kopperschmidt   G 8 14 12 18 DNF 26 9 15 8 14 10 16 13 19 122 96
13   Kalman Tolnay   (HUN) László Farkas   M 17 23 16 22 7 13 5 10 17 23 3 5.7 DNF 26 122.7 96.7
14   Hartmann Bogumil   (GDR) Udo Springsklee   GO 16 22 15 21 12 18 6 11.7 11 17 17 23 11 17 129.7 106.7
15   Bruce Kirby   (CAN) Oswald Blouin   KC 14 20 18 24 14 20 15 21 16 22 5 10 8 14 131 107
16   Timir Pinegin   (URS) Fyodor Shutkov   SR 11 17 10 16 16 22 14 20 10 16 DNF 26 DNF 26 143 117
17   Mário Gentil Quina   (POR) José Gentil Quina   P 13 19 13 19 15 21 13 19 12 18 18 24 17 23 143 119
18   Juan Manuel Alonso-Allende   (ESP) Juan Alonso Aznar   E DNF 26 DNF 25 13 19 20 26 DSQ 28 8 14 10 16 154 126
19   Andrés Gerard Jr.   (MEX) Marcos Gerard   MX 19 25 17 23 18 24 16 22 15 21 16 22 15 21 158 133
20   Roberto Sieburger   (ARG) Jorge Vago   A 15 21 14 20 19 25 18 24 14 20 19 25 DNF 26 161 135

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

Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the Star 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 October 1968 I Fair 34 305 15 Calm 0.5-120
15 October 1968 II Fair 30 280 17 Calm 0.75-175
16 October 1968 III Fair 34 265 11 Calm 0.75-135
17 October 1968 IV Fair 29.5 200 6 Calm 0.5-115
19 October 1968 V Normal 29.8 160 12 Calm 0.6-60
20 October 1968 VI Fair 30 240 8 Calm 0.7-340
21 October 1968 VII Cloudy 28.5 280 13 Choppy 0.6-135

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics: Two Person Keelboat (Star), Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. ^ The 1968 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ Total after applying discard.

ReferencesEdit