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Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney was held from 17–30 September 2000 at the Olympic Sailing Shore Base in the Sydney Harbour.

Sailing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenuesSydney
DatesFirst race: 17 September 2000 (2000-09-17)
Last race: 30 September 2000 (2000-09-30)
Competitors400
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The quota for sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics was 400, of which 124 positions were for men, 92 for women and 184 'open' to men or women. The Sailing Program of 2000 consisted of a total of eleven sailing classes (disciplines). For each class with the exception of the Soling and the 49er, eleven races were scheduled from 17–30 September 2000. For the Soling six fleet races were scheduled followed by a series of match races for the top twelve boats of the fleet race result. The 49er had sixteen scheduled fleet races. The sailing was done on six course areas and several types of course configurations.

The Sydney 2000 Games featured a name change for the sport, previously known as yachting.

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VenueEdit

Olympic Sailing Shore Base
 
Coordinates: 33°52′21″S 151°14′06″E / 33.87250°S 151.23500°E / -33.87250; 151.23500

The choice of Sydney Harbour as the sailing venue allowed a huge number of spectators access to the action. However, there was not a great level of interest for this and only 2000 tickets had been sold one month before the start of the event.

The Olympic Sailing Shore Base was located on parts of Rushcutters Bay Park, Yarranabbe Park, the Sir David Martin Reserve and the waters of Rushcutters Bay. The shore base was used for logistic support and competition management and included temporary structures for the sailing events such as a marina for 250 boats. A new permanent public jetty for water taxis was also constructed.

Variable weather patterns necessitated a flexible competition schedule. Four course areas inside Sydney Harbour were used in combination with two offshore course areas. The Soling match racing was staged in Farm Cove at the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.

CompetitionEdit

OverviewEdit

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
5 78 10 312 361 100

CountriesEdit

  Netherlands Antilles (AHO)   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)   Argentina (ARG)
  Australia (AUS)   Austria (AUT)   Barbados (BAR)
  Belgium (BEL)   Bermuda (BER)   Belarus (BLR)
  Brazil (BRA)   Bulgaria (BUL)   Canada (CAN)
  Cayman Islands (CAY)   China (CHN)   Cook Islands (COK)
  Croatia (CRO)   Cuba (CUB)   Cyprus (CYP)
  Czech Republic (CZE)   Denmark (DEN)   Spain (ESP)
  Estonia (EST)   Fiji (FIJ)   Finland (FIN)
  France (FRA)   Great Britain (GBR)   Germany (GER)
  Greece (GRE)   Guam (GUM)   Hong Kong (HKG)
  Hungary (HUN)   Indonesia (INA)   Ireland (IRL)
  Iceland (ISL)   Israel (ISR)   Virgin Islands (ISV)
  Italy (ITA)   Jamaica (JAM)   Japan (JPN)
  South Korea (KOR)   Latvia (LAT)   Lithuania (LTU)
  Morocco (MAR)   Malaysia (MAS)   Mexico (MEX)
  Malta (MLT)   Netherlands (NED)   Norway (NOR)
  New Zealand (NZL)   Peru (PER)   Poland (POL)
  Portugal (POR)   South Africa (RSA)   Russia (RUS)
  Seychelles (SEY)   Singapore (SIN)   Slovenia (SLO)
  Sri Lanka (SRI)   Switzerland (SUI)   Slovakia (SVK)
  Sweden (SWE)   Thailand (THA)   Chinese Taipei (TPE)
  Turkey (TUR)   Ukraine (UKR)   Uruguay (URU)
  United States (USA)   Venezuela (VEN)

Classes (equipment)Edit

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jibb/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Mistral One Design Class Surfboard   1 0 + - - 1996 2
Mistral One Design Class Surfboard   1 0 + - - 1996 2
Europe Dinghy   1 0 + - - 1992 3
Laser Dinghy   1 0 + - - 1996 2
Finn Dinghy   1 0 + - - 1952 13
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1988 4
470 Dinghy   2 1 + + + 1976 7
49er Skiff   2 2 + + + 2000 1
Tornado Multihull   2 2 + + + 1976 7
Star Keelboat   2 0 + + - 1932 15
Soling Keelboat   3 0 + + + 1972 8

Medal summaryEdit

Women's EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2000: Women's Mistral One Design
details

  Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
  Germany (GER)
Amelie Lux
  New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall
 

2000: Europe
details

  Great Britain (GBR)
Shirley Robertson
  Netherlands (NED)
Margriet Matthijsse
  Argentina (ARG)
Serena Amato
 

2000: Women's 470
details

  Australia (AUS)
Jenny Armstrong
Belinda Stowell
  United States (USA)
J. J. Isler
Sarah Glaser
  Ukraine (UKR)
Ruslana Taran
Olena Pakholchik

Men's EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2000: Men's Mistral One Design
details

  Austria (AUT)
Christoph Sieber
  Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Espinola
  New Zealand (NZL)
Aaron McIntosh
 

2000: Finn
details

  Great Britain (GBR)
Iain Percy
  Italy (ITA)
Luca Devoti
  Sweden (SWE)
Fredrik Lööf
 

2000: Men's 470
details

  Australia (AUS)
Tom King
Mark Turnbull
  United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Robert Merrick
  Argentina (ARG)
Javier Conte
Juan de la Fuente

Open EventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 

2000: Laser
details

  Great Britain (GBR)
Ben Ainslie
  Brazil (BRA)
Robert Scheidt
  Australia (AUS)
Michael Blackburn
 

2000: 49er
details

  Finland (FIN)
Thomas Johanson
Jyrki Järvi
  Great Britain (GBR)
Ian Barker
Simon Hiscocks
  United States (USA)
Jonathan McKee
Charlie McKee
 

2000: Tornado
details

  Austria (AUT)
Roman Hagara
Hans Peter Steinacher
  Australia (AUS)
Darren Bundock
John Forbes
  Germany (GER)
Roland Gäbler
René Schwall
 

2000: Star
details

  United States (USA)
Mark Reynolds
Magnus Liljedahl
  Great Britain (GBR)
Ian Walker
Mark Covell
  Brazil (BRA)
Torben Grael
Marcelo Ferreira
 

2000: Soling
details

  Denmark (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Henrik Blakskjær
Thomas Jacobsen
  Germany (GER)
Jochen Schümann
Gunnar Bahr
Ingo Borkowski
  Norway (NOR)
Herman Horn Johannessen
Paul Davis
Espen Stokkeland

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)3205
2  Australia (AUS)2114
3  Austria (AUT)2002
4  United States (USA)1214
5  Italy (ITA)1102
6  Denmark (DEN)1001
  Finland (FIN)1001
8  Germany (GER)0213
9  Argentina (ARG)0123
10  Brazil (BRA)0112
11  Netherlands (NED)0101
12  New Zealand (NZL)0022
13  Norway (NOR)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (15 nations)11111133

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume I Planning and Organization (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  • The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume II The Centennial Olympic Games (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  • The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (1997). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games, Volume III The Competition Results (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. Retrieved 14 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
  • Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
  • Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 2000 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  • "IYRU Olympic Update". ISAF. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.