Sailing at the 1984 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. sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1984 consisted of a total of seven sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 31 July 1984 to 8 August 1984 of the coast of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California at the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles hosted the Olympic sailing competitions for the second time, having previously done so during the 1932 Summer Olympics. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses.
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Special stamp Germany, Olympic Windsurfing 1984
|Dates||First race: 31 July 1984|
Last race: 8 August 1984
|Competitors||300 from 60 nations|
|Boats and Boards||172|
Long Beach Olympic Harbour
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 sailing conditions of the coast of Los Angeles are very suitable for Olympic sailing. A total of four race areas were created in the Pacific of the coast of Long Beach.
For the media a number of 40 boats was reserved. All boats were fully booked.
|Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)||Argentina (ARG)||Australia (AUS)|
|Austria (AUT)||Bahamas (BAH)||Barbados (BAR)|
|Belgium (BEL)||Bermuda (BER)||Botswana (BOT)|
|Brazil (BRA)||Canada (CAN)||Cayman Islands (CAY)|
|Chile (CHI)||China (CHN)||Denmark (DEN)|
|Dominican Republic (DOM)||Egypt (EGY)||Spain (ESP)|
|Fiji (FIJ)||Finland (FIN)||France (FRA)|
|West Germany (FRG)||Great Britain (GBR)||Greece (GRE)|
|Guatemala (GUA)||Hong Kong (HKG)||India (IND)|
|Ireland (IRL)||Iceland (ISL)||Israel (ISR)|
|Virgin Islands (ISV)||Italy (ITA)||British Virgin Islands (IVB)|
|Japan (JPN)||South Korea (KOR)||Mexico (MEX)|
|Malta (MLT)||Netherlands (NED)||Norway (NOR)|
|New Zealand (NZL)||Oman (OMA)||Pakistan (PAK)|
|Philippines (PHI)||Portugal (POR)||Puerto Rico (PUR)|
|Senegal (SEN)||Singapore (SIN)||San Marino (SMR)|
|Sri Lanka (SRI)||Switzerland (SUI)||Sweden (SWE)|
|Thailand (THA)||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)|
|Turkey (TUR)||Uruguay (URU)||United States (USA)|
|Venezuela (VEN)||Yugoslavia (YUG)||Zimbabwe (ZIM)|
1984 Olympic BoycottEdit
The Los Angeles boycott by the Soviet Union and its satellites influenced some sailing events. In the Soling the silver and bronze medalists of the 1984 worlds were missing (SR33, Boris Budnikov, Gennadi Strakh and Oleg Miron and DDR4, Helmar Nauck, Norbert Helriegel and Sven Diedering). In the Flying Dutchman the Soviet team of Sergey Borodinov and Vladyslav Akimenko were absent.
|Class||Type||Event||Sailors||Trapeze||Mainsail||Jib/Genoa||Spinnaker||First OG||Olympics so far|
|1||United States (USA)||3||4||0||7|
|2||New Zealand (NZL)||2||0||1||3|
|West Germany (FRG)||0||1||0||1|
|Great Britain (GBR)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (11 nations)||7||7||7||21|
During the sailing regattas at the 1984 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:
- "Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- Richard B. Perelman, ed. (1985). Official Report Los Angeles 1984,Volume 1: Organization and Planning (PDF). Los Angeles: 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- Richard B. Perelman, ed. (1985). Official Report Los Angeles 1984,Volume 2: Competition and Summary and Results (PDF). Los Angeles: 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 – Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
- "Los Angeles 1984". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.