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The Laser Radial was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] Eleven races (last one a medal race) were scheduled. Only ten races were completed including the medal race due to lack of wind. 28 sailors, on 28 boats, from 28 nations competed.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4]

Women's Laser Radial[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Laser Radial.svg
Line drawing of the Laser Radial
VenueQingdao International Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: August 12, 2008 (2008-08-12)
Last race: August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19)
Competitors28 from 28 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anna Tunnicliffe  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gintarė Scheidt  Lithuania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Xu Lijia  China
2012 →

Race schedule[1][5]Edit

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Green  ●  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
Women's Laser Radial 2 1 No
wind
1 1 1 3

Course areas and course configurations [6]Edit

For the Laser Radial course areas A (Yellow) and C (Green) 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°2'44"N, 120°28'9"E) points to the center of the 0.75nm radius Green course area. The target time for the course was about 60 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from several course configurations.

Outer coursesEdit

  • O1: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O2: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O3: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH

Inner coursesEdit

  • I1: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH

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 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Medalrace Total Total

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
    United States Anna Tunnicliffe 4 4.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 2 4.0 52.0 37.0
    Lithuania Gintarė Volungevičiūtė-Scheidt 3 3.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 21 21.0 6 6.0 4 4.0 1 2.0 63.0 42.0
    China Xu Lijia 24 24.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 6 6.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 11 11.0 6 6.0 3 6.0 74.0 50.0
4   Australia Sarah Blanck 6 6.0 11 11.0 7 7.0 19 19.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 4 8.0 81.0 62.0
5   France Sarah Steyaert 11 11.0 1 1.0 21 21.0 3 3.0 BFD 29.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 11 11.0 8 16.0 106.0 77.0
6   Switzerland Nathalie Brugger 13 13.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 12 12.0 22 22.0 10 10.0 10 10.0 8 8.0 9 9.0 5 10.0 112.0 90.0
7   New Zealand Jo Aleh 22 22.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 14 14.0 14 14.0 14 14.0 20 20.0 9 18.0 112.0 90.0
8   Belgium Evi Van Acker 1 1.0 10 10.0 16 16.0 10 10.0 12 12.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 18 18.0 10 20.0 109.0 91.0
9   Poland Katarzyna Szotyńska 5 5.0 21 21.0 11 11.0 24 24.0 21 21.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 20 20.0 12 12.0 6 12.0 133.0 109.0
10   Great Britain Penny Clark 2 2.0 22 22.0 1 1.0 22 22.0 3 3.0 17 17.0 18 18.0 23 23.0 13 13.0 7 14.0 135.0 112.0
11   Croatia Mateja Petronijević 8 8.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 4 4.0 19 19.0 19 19.0 13 13.0 21 21.0 22 22.0 - - 120.0 98.0
12   Argentina Cecilia Carranza 15 15.0 8 8.0 9 9.0 20 20.0 8 8.0 15 15.0 6 6.0 DNC 29.0 23 23.0 - - 133.0 104.0
13   Mexico Tania Elías Calles 27 27.0 25 25.0 DNF 29.0 13 13.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 7 7.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 - - 136.0 107.0
14   Sweden Karin Söderström 19 19.0 19 19.0 4 4.0 25 25.0 9 9.0 18 18.0 OCS 29.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 - - 136.0 107.0
15   Germany Petra Niemann 20 20.0 20 20.0 19 19.0 8 8.0 BFD 29.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 17 17.0 14 14.0 - - 138.0 109.0
16   Israel Nufar Edelman 25 25.0 12 12.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 25 25.0 11 11.0 9 9.0 19 19.0 17 17.0 - - 136.0 111.0
17   Canada Lisa Ross 16 16.0 23 23.0 13 13.0 11 11.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 OCS 29.0 25 25.0 7 7.0 - - 140.0 111.0
18   Greece Efi Mantzaraki 14 14.0 18 18.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 16 16.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 22 22.0 24 24.0 - - 139.0 115.0
19   Italy Larissa Nevierov 17 17.0 15 15.0 22 22.0 9 9.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 16 16.0 24 24.0 21 21.0 - - 148.0 124.0
20   Ireland Ciara Peelo 23 23.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 7 7.0 13 13.0 24 24.0 25 25.0 18 18.0 10 10.0 - - 152.0 127.0
21   Spain Susana Romero 18 18.0 7 7.0 20 20.0 14 14.0 20 20.0 21 21.0 19 19.0 13 13.0 16 16.0 - - 148.0 127.0
22   Finland Tuula Tenkanen 10 10.0 16 16.0 25 25.0 21 21.0 17 17.0 20 20.0 20 20.0 9 9.0 15 15.0 - - 153.0 128.0
23   Belarus Tatiana Drozdovskaya 12 12.0 24 24.0 17 17.0 17 17.0 10 10.0 22 22.0 11 11.0 15 15.0 26 26.0 - - 154.0 128.0
24   Paraguay Florencia Cerutti 28 28.0 2 2.0 23 23.0 23 23.0 26 26.0 25 25.0 17 17.0 7 7.0 19 19.0 - - 170.0 142.0
25   Singapore Lo Man Yi 21 21.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 26 26.0 24 24.0 27 27.0 26 26.0 16 16.0 3 3.0 - - 175.0 148.0
26   Peru Paloma Schmidt 9 9.0 26 26.0 27 27.0 28 28.0 14 14.0 26 26.0 22 22.0 12 12.0 27 27.0 - - 191.0 163.0
27   Russia Anastasiya Chernova 7 7.0 28 28.0 26 26.0 16 16.0 18 18.0 23 23.0 24 24.0 26 26.0 28 28.0 - - 196.0 168.0
28   Norway Cathrine Gjerpen 26 26.0 27 27.0 24 24.0 27 27.0 23 23.0 28 28.0 23 23.0 27 27.0 25 25.0 - - 230.0 202.0

Legend:      – Qualified for next phase; BFD – Black flag disqualification; DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNF – Did not finish; 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 Laser Radial during the 2008 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.
  • "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: Women's One Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 March 2014.