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Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Soling

The Soling was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Kiel-Schilksee. Seven races were scheduled. Only six races were sailed due to weather conditions. 78 sailors, on 26 boats, from 26 nation competed.[2]

Soling[1]
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Soling 1972 - 1996 Configuration.svg
Line drawing of the Soling
VenueKiel-Schilksee (Olympiazentrum)
DatesFirst race: August 29, 1972 (1972-08-29)
Last race: September 8, 1972 (1972-09-08)
Competitors78 from 26 nations
Teams26
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Buddy Melges
William Bentsen
William Allen
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stig Wennerström
Bo Knape
Stefan Krook
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Miller
John Ekels
Paul Côté
 Canada
1976 →

Contents

Race schedule[3]Edit

Because of insufficient wind the scheduled race in the Soling was postponed on 5 September 1972. Due to the interruption of the Games on 6 September 1972, the race was postponed till 7 September. Then the race conditions were unsuitable. Heavy fog and poor wind conditions made it not possible to race until September 8. Finally for the Soling only six regattas took place. Also the medal ceremony was also postponed until 8 September.

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date August September
26th
Sat
27th
Sun
28th
Mon
29th
Tue
30th
Wed
31st
Thu
1st
Fri
2nd
Sat
3rd
Sun
4th
Mon
5th
Tue
6th
Wed
7th
Thu
8th
Fri
9th
Sat
10th
Sun
11th
Mon
Soling (planning) Spare
day
Spare
day
Spare
day
Spare
day
Soling (actual) Spare
day
Spare
day
No
wind
Fog

Course area and course configurationEdit

For the Soling course area A(lpha) was used. The location (54°29'50'’N, 10°22'00'’E) points to the center of the 2 nm radius circle.[1][4] The distance between mark 1 and 3 was about 2nm.

Weather conditionsEdit

Final results[5]Edit

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total Total

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
    United States Buddy Melges   William Bentsen  
William Allen  
1 0.0 2 3.0 3 5.7 4 8.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 16.7 8.7
    Sweden Stig Wennerström   Bo Knape  
Stefan Krook  
2 3.0 1 0.0 16 22.0 8 14.0 2 3.0 6 11.7 52.7 31.7
    Canada David Miller   John Ekels  
Paul Côté  
3 5.7 3 5.7 8 14.0 3 5.7 10 16.0 15 21.0 68.1 47.1
4   France Jean-Marie le Guillou   Bernard Drubay  
Jean-Yves Pellerin  
11 17.0 4 8.0 11 17.0 2 3.0 DSQ 35.0 4 8.0 88.0 53.0
5   Great Britain John Oakeley   Charles Reynolds  
Barry Dunning  
20 26.0 11 17.0 9 15.0 1 0.0 3 5.7 11 17.0 80.7 54.7
6   Brazil Axel Schmidt   Patrick Mascarenhas  
Erik Schmidt  
5 10.0 9 15.0 4 8.0 14 20.0 6 11.7 17 23.0 87.7 64.7
7   Soviet Union Timir Pinegin   Valentin Zamotaykin  
Rais Galimov  
8 14.0 7 13.0 7 13.0 5 10.0 17 23.0 9 15.0 88.0 65.0
8   Poland Zygfryd Perlicki   Józef Błaszczyk  
Stanisław Stefański  
19 10.0 14 20.0 5 10.0 9 15.0 5 10.0 14 20.0 100.0 75.0
9   Spain Ramón Balcells Rodón   Ramón Balcells  
Juan Llort  
9 15.0 23 29.0 2 3.0 10 16.0 12 18.0 18 24.0 105.0 76.0
10   Norway HrH Crownprince Harald   Eirik Johannessen  
Rolf Lund  
6 11.7 12 18.0 18 24.0 19 25.0 14 20.0 2 3.0 101.7 76.7
11   West Germany Norbert Wagner   Hans-Joachim Berndt  
Friedrich May  
12 18.0 6 11.7 20 26.0 22 28.0 4 8.0 7 13.0 104.7 76.7
12   Finland Peter Tallberg   Johan Tallberg  
Arndt Norrgård  
4 8.0 10 16.0 10 16.0 16 22.0 9 15.0 22 28.0 105.0 77.0
13   Denmark Paul Elvstrøm   Valdemar Bandolowski  
Jan Kjærulff  
7 13.0 17 23.0 1 0.0 6 11.7 DSQ 35.0 DNS 32.0 114.7 79.7
14   East Germany Roland Schwarz   Werner Christoph  
Lothar Koepsel  
13 19.0 5 10.0 17 23.0 11 17.0 8 14.0 20 26.0 109.0 83.0
15   Bermuda Kirkland Cooper   Alex Cooper  
Jordy Walker  
16 22.0 13 19.0 12 18.0 23 29.0 7 13.0 10 16.0 117.0 88.0
16   Australia Robert Miller   Denis O'Neil  
Ken Berkeley  
15 21.0 15 21.0 13 19.0 12 18.0 11 17.0 13 19.0 115.0 94.0
17   Austria Uli Strohschneider   Peter Denzel  
Robert Haschka  
26 32.0 16 22.0 15 21.0 13 19.0 13 19.0 8 14.0 127.0 95.0
18   Belgium Dirk De Bock   Charles De Bondsridder  
Walter Haverhals  
17 23.0 21 27.0 14 20.0 21 27.0 15 21.0 5 10.0 128.0 101.0
19   Italy Giuseppe Milone   Roberto Mottola di Amato  
Antonio Oliviero  
18 24.0 20 26.0 22 28.0 17 23.0 18 24.0 3 5.7 130.7 102.7
20   Switzerland Ronni Pieper   Hans Gut  
Peter Gerber  
10 16.0 19 25.0 6 11.7 18 24.0 21 27.0 21 27.0 130.7 103.7
21   New Zealand Steve Marten   Con Linton  
Jack Scholes  
14 20.0 18 24.0 19 25.0 20 26.0 20 26.0 12 18.0 139.0 113.0
22   Argentina Ricardo Boneo   Héctor Campos  
Pedro Ferrero  
24 30.0 25 31.0 21 27.0 7 13.0 16 22.0 16 22.0 144.0 114.0
23   Mexico Armando Bauche   Daniel Escalante  
Esteban Gerard  
22 28.0 8 14.0 26 32.0 26 32.0 22 28.0 23 29.0 163.0 131.0
24   Virgin Islands Dick Holmberg   David Jones  
David Kelly  
21 27.0 24 30.0 23 29.0 24 30.0 19 25.0 19 25.0 166.0 136.0
25   Bahamas Bobby Symonette   Craig Symonette  
Percy Knowles  
23 29.0 22 28.0 24 30.0 15 21.0 23 29.0 DNS 32.0 169.0 137.0
26   Philippines Mario Almario   Alfonso Qua  
Ambrosio Santos  
25 31.0 26 32.0 25 31.0 25 31.0 24 30.0 24 30.0 185.0 153.0

Legend: DNS – Did not start; DSQ – Disqualified;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.

Gender:   – male;   – female;


Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the Soling during the 1972 Summer Olympics

NotesEdit

Other informationEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  • "Sailing at the 1972 München Summer Games: Mixed One Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 March 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 1 The organization" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 147. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ The 1972 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 1 The organization" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 146. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 2 The constructions" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 211. Retrieved 5 March 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 3 The competitions" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 505. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)