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Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possibly the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 1992 consisted of a total of ten sailing classes (disciplines). For each class races were scheduled from July 27, 1992 to August 4, 1992 of the coast of Barcelona, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea

Sailing
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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1992, 50 pesetas coin
VenuesBarcelona
DatesFirst race: 27 July 1992 (1992-07-27)
Last race: 4 August 1992 (1992-08-04)
Competitors405 (322 male, 83 female) from 60 nations
Boats256
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Contents

VenueEdit

Port Olympic, Barcelona
 
Scale model of the Port Olympic
Coordinates: 41°23′03″N 02°11′55″E / 41.38417°N 2.19861°E / 41.38417; 2.19861
 
Barcelona Olympic Course Areas 1992.

According to the IOC statutes the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. The weather conditions in Barcelona were found suitable for sailing. The waterfront of Barcelona was completely restructured for the Olympics. The Olympic port became one of the key Olympic areas of Barcelona.

The Olympic sailing competition was held in the Mediterranean waters outside the Olympic Harbor. The new harbor was designed to be the base for the Olympic sailors and a key factor in the opening up of the city to the sea. This was achieved by a Special Town Plan for the “Parc de Mar” Area including a harbor which satisfy the requirements of sailors and organizers. The new harbor serves after the Games as a marina.

A total of five race areas were created on the Mediterranean Sea.

CompetitionEdit

OverviewEdit

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
6 60 10 256 322 83

ContinentsEdit

CountriesEdit

 
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Blue: Water
Gray: Never participated in OG
Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG
Green: Country participated for the first time
Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games
Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
  Netherlands Antilles (AHO)   Angola (ANG)   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)
  Argentina (ARG)   Aruba (ARU)   Australia (AUS)
  Austria (AUT)   Bahamas (BAH)   Barbados (BAR)
  Belgium (BEL)   Bermuda (BER)   Brazil (BRA)
  Canada (CAN)   Cayman Islands (CAY)   Chile (CHI)
  China (CHN)   Croatia (CRO)   Denmark (DEN)
  Djibouti (DJI)   Spain (ESP)   Estonia (EST)
  Unified Team (EUN)   Fiji (FIJ)   Finland (FIN)
  France (FRA)   Great Britain (GBR)   Germany (GER)
  Guam (GUM)   Hong Kong (HKG)   Hungary (HUN)
  Ireland (IRL)   Israel (ISR)   Virgin Islands (ISV)
  Italy (ITA)   British Virgin Islands (IVB)   Japan (JPN)
  South Korea (KOR)   Latvia (LAT)   Mexico (MEX)
  Malta (MLT)   Mauritius (MRI)   Netherlands (NED)
  Norway (NOR)   New Zealand (NZL)   Philippines (PHI)
  Papua New Guinea (PNG)   Poland (POL)   Portugal (POR)
  Puerto Rico (PUR)   South Africa (RSA)   Seychelles (SEY)
  Slovenia (SLO)   Switzerland (SUI)   Sweden (SWE)
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)   Thailand (THA)   Tunisia (TUN)
  Turkey (TUR)   Uruguay (URU)   United States (USA)
  Lithuania (LTU)

Classes (equipment)Edit

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jibb/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Lechner A390 Surfboard   1 0 + - - 1992 1
Lechner A390 Surfboard   1 0 + - - 1992 1
Europe Dinghy   1 0 + - - 1992 1
Finn Dinghy   1 0 + - - 1952 11
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1988 2
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1976 5
Flying Dutchman Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1960 9
Tornado Catamaran   2 1 + + - 1976 5
Star Keelboat   2 1 + + + 1932 14
Soling Keelboat   3 0 + + + 1972 6

Medal summaryEdit

Women's EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

1992: Women's Lechner A-390
details

  New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall
  China (CHN)
Zhang Xiaodong
  Netherlands (NED)
Dorien de Vries
 

1992: Europe
details

  Norway (NOR)
Linda Cerup-Simonsen
  Spain (ESP)
Natalia Vía Dufresne
  United States (USA)
Julia Trotman
 

1992: Women's 470
details

  Spain (ESP)
Theresa Zabell
Patricia Guerra
  New Zealand (NZL)
Leslie Egnot
Jan Shearer
  United States (USA)
Jennifer Isler
Pamela Healy

Men's EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

1992: Men's Lechner A-390
details

  France (FRA)
Franck David
  United States (USA)
Mike Gebhardt
  Australia (AUS)
Lars Kleppich
 

1992: Finn
details

  Spain (ESP)
José van der Ploeg
  United States (USA)
Brian Ledbetter
  New Zealand (NZL)
Craig Monk
 

1992: Men's 470
details

  Spain (ESP)
Jordi Calafat
Francisco Sanchez
  United States (USA)
Morgan Reeser
Kevin Burnham
  Estonia (EST)
Tõnu Tõniste
Toomas Tõniste

Mixed EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

1992: Flying Dutchman
details

  Spain (ESP)
Luis Doreste
Domingo Manrique
  United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Stephen Bourdow
  Denmark (DEN)
Jørgen Bojsen-Møller
Jens Bojsen-Møller
 

1992: Tornado
details

  France (FRA)
Yves Loday
Nicolas Hénard
  United States (USA)
Randy Smyth
Keith Notary
  Australia (AUS)
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
 

1992: Star
details

  United States (USA)
Mark Reynolds
Harold Haenel
  New Zealand (NZL)
Rod Davis
Don Cowie
  Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Eric Jespersen
 

1992: Soling
details

  Denmark (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Steen Secher
Jesper Seier
  United States (USA)
Kevin Mahaney
Jim Brady
Doug Kern
  Great Britain (GBR)
Lawrie Smith
Robert Cruikshank
Ossie Stewart

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Spain (ESP)4105
2  France (FRA)2002
3  United States (USA)1629
4  New Zealand (NZL)1214
5  Denmark (DEN)1012
6  Norway (NOR)1001
7  China (CHN)0101
8  Australia (AUS)0022
9  Canada (CAN)0011
  Estonia (EST)0011
  Great Britain (GBR)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (12 nations)10101030

Further informationEdit

SailingEdit

  • It was the first Olympic sailing contest where, besides fleet racing, a combination format of fleetracing and match racing was also used. Soling employed this latter format.

SailorsEdit

During the sailing regattas at the 1992 Summer Olympics the following people notable outside sailing took part:

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Romà Cuyàs (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume I The Challenge: From the idea to the nomination (PDF). Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S.A. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Romà Cuyàs (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume II The Means: Objectives, resources and venues (PDF). Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S.A. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Romà Cuyàs (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume III The Organisation: The preparation of the Games (PDF). Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S.A. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Romà Cuyàs (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume IV The Games: Sixteen days in summer (PDF). Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S.A. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Romà Cuyàs (1992). Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992, Volume V The Results (PDF). Plaça de la Font Màgica, s/n 08038 Barcelonal: COOB'92 S.A. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  • Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
  • Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-08-26.