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Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – 49er

The Mixed 49er was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] Sixteen races (last one a medal race) were scheduled. Only thirteen races were completed including the medal race due to lack of wind. 38 sailors, on 19 boats, from 19 nations competed.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4]

Mixed 49er[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
49er skiff.svg
Line drawing of the 49er
VenueQingdao International Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: August 9, 2008 (2008-08-09)
Last race: August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)
Competitors38 from 19 nations
Teams19 boats
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jonas Warrer
Martin Kirketerp Ibsen
 Denmark
2nd, silver medalist(s) Iker Martínez
Xabier Fernández
 Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jan Peter Peckolt
Hannes Peckolt
 Germany
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Contents

Race schedule[1][5]Edit

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Red  ●  Medal race on Yellow
Date August
7
Thu
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
Sun
11
Mon
12
Tue
13
Wed
14
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Mon
19
Tue
20
Wed
21
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
Mixed 49er 3 3 Spare
day
3 No
wind
No
wind
3

Course areas and course configurations [6]Edit

For the 49er course areas A (Yellow) and E (Red) were used. The location (36°1'26"’N, 120°26'52"E) points to the center of the 0.6nm radius Yellow course area and the location (36°2'21"N, 120°25'32"E) points to the center of the 0.6nm radius Red course area. The target time for the course was about 30 minutes for all races. The race management could choose from several lengths of the course configuration.

Windward-Leeward coursesEdit

  • W2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W4: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH

Weather conditionsEdit

In the lead up to the Olympics many questioned the choice of Qingdao as a venue with very little predicted wind. During the races the wind was pretty light and quite unpredictable. Due to lack of wind (< 1.6 knots) one racing day had to be cancelled and the medal race needed to be postponed to the next day.[7]

Final results[8][9]Edit

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Medalrace Total Total

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
    Denmark Jonas Warrer   Martin Kirketerp Ibsen   2 2.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 8 8.0 7 14.0 71.0 61.0
    Spain Iker Martínez   Xabier Fernández   1 1.0 10 10.0 17 17.0 2 2.0 OCS 20.0 5 5.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 2.0 84.0 64.0
    Germany Jan Peter Peckolt   Hannes Peckolt   15 15.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 2 4.0 81.0 66.0
4   Italy Pietro Sibello   Gianfranco Sibello   3 3.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 4 8.0 83.0 66.0
5   Australia Nathan Outteridge   Ben Austin   DSQ 20.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 18 18.0 6 12.0 93.0 73.0
6   United States Tim Wadlow   Chris Rast   5 5.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 DNF 22.0 105.0 89.0
7   Brazil André Fonseca   Rodrigo Duarte   10 10.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 13 13.0 8 16.0 112.0 99.0
8   Austria Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth   Nikolaus Resch   9 9.0 2 2.0 14 14.0 8 8.0 13 13.0 7 7.0 5 5.0 7 7.0 7 7.0 13 13.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 DNF 22.0 113.0 99.0
9   Great Britain Stevie Morrison   Ben Rhodes   4 4.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 OCS 20.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 11 11.0 15 15.0 3 6.0 120.0 100.0
10   France Emmanuel Dyen   Yann Rocherieux   7 7.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 14 14.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 17 17.0 5 10.0 126.0 109.0
11   Portugal Jorge Lima   Francisco Andrade   12 12.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 11 11.0 4 4.0 DNC 20.0 10 10.0 6 6.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 12 12.0 - - 120.0 100.0
12   Japan Akira Ishibashi   Yukio Makino   8 8.0 17 17.0 3 3.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 8 8.0 9 9.0 17 17.0 6 6.0 14 14.0 5 5.0 - - 120.0 103.0
13   Norway Christopher Gundersen   Frode Bovim   11 11.0 13 13.0 18 18.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 8 8.0 14 14.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 19 19.0 12 12.0 11 11.0 - - 147.0 128.0
14   Canada Gordon Cook   Ben Remocker   13 13.0 12 12.0 13 13.0 10 10.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 10 10.0 18 18.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 - - 152.0 134.0
15   Ukraine Rodion Luka   George Leonchuk   6 6.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 15 15.0 DSQ 20.0 OCS 20.0 13 13.0 15 15.0 8 8.0 15 15.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 - - 159.0 139.0
16   Poland Marcin Czajkowski   Krzysztof Kiekowski   18 18.0 15 15.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 15 15.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 18 18.0 16 16.0 9 9.0 19 19.0 6 6.0 - - 166.0 147.0
17   Croatia Pavle Kostov   Petar Cupac   14 14.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 18 18.0 OCS 20.0 11 11.0 9 9.0 19 19.0 18 18.0 10 10.0 17 17.0 10 10.0 - - 178.0 158.0
18   Sweden Jonas Lindberg   Kalle Torlén   16 16.0 18 18.0 2 2.0 17 17.0 12 12.0 16 16.0 17 17.0 14 14.0 19 19.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 OCS 20.0 - - 183.0 163.0
19   China Li Fei   Hu Xianqiang   17 17.0 19 19.0 19 19.0 19 19.0 16 16.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 9 9.0 - - 195.0 176.0

Legend:      – Qualified for next phase; DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNF – Did not finish; DSQ – Disqualified; OCSOn the course side of the starting line;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.


Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the 49er during the 2008 Summer Olympics

NotesEdit

The Danish team of Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen, who won the gold medal, almost failed to make it to the start of the Medal race, when their mast split shortly before the start. The Croatian team—who had not made the final race—donated their boat to the Danish team to use in the final, and the Danes subsequently went on to win Gold. The Spanish team filed a protest against the win due to the boat change, but the protest was dismissed and the race results stand. The protest was promoted to the International Olympic Committee but was again dismissed. A third protest was promoted by Italy and Spain to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which was also dismissed.[10]

Pavle Kostov, Petar Cupać and their coach Ivan Bulaja were rewarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for lending their boat to Danes Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen whose mast had broken shortly before the start of their race. The Danes went on to win a gold medal.[11][12]

Other informationEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  • "Beijing 2008". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume II Ceremonies and Competitions: Celebration of the Games (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume I Bid Documents and Analysis: Passion behind the Bid (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ The 2008 Olympic scoring system was used.
  4. ^ For the medal race the top ten boats qualified. Each position scored double points. All medal races were sailed on course area Yellow in front of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre.
  5. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume III Preparation for the Games: New Beijing Great Olympics (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition: Sailing Instructions" (PDF). International Sailing Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Qingdao Report - Luke Van Der Kamp" (PDF). Team GBR. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  8. ^ Official Results book Part 3 (Sailing) (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Mixed Skiff". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Spain fails in fresh Dane protest". Sport: Olympics. BBC. 19 August 2008.
  11. ^ "Guld til 49'eren - dr.dk/Sporten/OL2008". Dr.dk. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  12. ^ "Hrvatskim jedriličarima nagrada za fair play". tportal. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.