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Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Sailing
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Venues Tallinn
Dates First race: 21 July 1980 (1980-07-21)
Last race: 29 July 1980 (1980-07-29)
Sailors 154 from 23 countries
Boats 83
Top ranked countries
Brazil:      
Soviet Union:      
Denmark:      

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 possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1980 consisted of a total of six sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 19 to 29 July 1980 of the coast of Tallinn (district of Pirita, in that time an annexed part of the USSR at the Baltic Sea. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses.

Contents

  • Venue 1
  • Competition 2
    • Overview 2.1
    • Continents 2.2
    • Countries 2.3
    • 1980 Olympic Boycott 2.4
    • Classes (equipment) 2.5
  • Medal summary 3
    • 3.1
  • Medal tables 4
    • Sailing 1980 4.1
    • Sailing 1896–1980 4.2
  • Remarks 5
    • Sailors 5.1
  • References 6

Venue

The Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita
Pirita Olympic Yachting Center
General information
Town or city Tallinn
Country  Estonia
Coordinates
Olympic Yachting Centre 1980.

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. Since Moscow was not a suitable place the Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita Tallinn was constructed for the 1980 Olympic Sailing event.

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
3 23 6 83 154 0

Continents

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Americas

Countries

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1980 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
 Austria (AUT)  Brazil (BRA)  Bulgaria (BUL)
 Cuba (CUB)  Cyprus (CYP)  Denmark (DEN)
 Spain (ESP)  Finland (FIN)  East Germany (GDR)
 Greece (GRE)  Guatemala (GUA)  Hungary (HUN)
 Ireland (IRL)  Italy (ITA)  Netherlands (NED)
 Poland (POL)  Romania (ROM)  Switzerland (SUI)
 Sweden (SWE)  Czechoslovakia (TCH)  Soviet Union (URS)
 Yugoslavia (YUG)  Zimbabwe (ZIM)

1980 Olympic Boycott

The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott of the Moscow Olympics was a part of a package of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.[1] The Tallinn boycott influenced most sailing events. e.g. In the Soling the Canadian team of: Bill Abbott jr., Bill Abbott sr. and Larry Abbott were absent. In several countries boycott parties or alternative sailing events, like a Flying Dutchman event in Luxembourg, were organized.

Canadian Olympic Boycott Party

Classes (equipment)

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Finn Dinghy 1 0 + 1952 8
470 Dinghy 2 1 + + + 1976 2
Flying Dutchman Dinghy 2 1 + + + 1960 6
Tornado Catamaran 2 1 + + 1976 2
Star Keelboat 2 0 + + 1932 10
Soling Keelboat 3 0 + + + 1972 3
1980 Olympic Classes designs
 

Medal summary

Winners of the XXII Olympic Games in Moscow. Sailing.
Event Gold Silver Bronze

1980: Finn

 Finland (FIN)
Esko Rechardt
 Austria (AUT)
Wolfgang Mayrhofer
 Soviet Union (URS)
Andrei Balashov

1980: 470

 Brazil (BRA)
Marcos Soares
Eduardo Penido
 East Germany (GDR)
Jorn Borowski
Egbert Swensson
 Finland (FIN)
Jouko Lindgrén
Georg Tallberg

1980: Flying Dutchman

 Spain (ESP)
Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer
 Ireland (IRL)
David Wilkins
James Wilkinson
 Hungary (HUN)
Szabolcs Detre
Zsolt Detre

1980: Tornado

 Brazil (BRA)
Lars Sigurd Bjorkström
Alexandre Welter
 Denmark (DEN)
Peter Due
Per Kjergard
 Sweden (SWE)
Göran Marström
Jörgen Ragnarsson

1980: Star

 Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Aleksandr Muzychenko
 Austria (AUT)
Hubert Raudaschl
Karl Ferstl
 Italy (ITA)
Giorgio Gorla
Alfio Peraboni

1980: Soling

 Denmark (DEN)
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Valdemar Bandolowski
Erik Hansen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Boris Budnikov
Alexandr Budnikov
Nikolay Poliakov
 Greece (GRE)
Anastasios Bountouris
Anastasios Gavrilis
Aristidis Rapanakis

Medal tables

Sailing 1980

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Brazil 2 0 0 2
2 Soviet Union 1 1 1 3
3 Denmark 1 1 0 2
4 Finland 1 0 1 2
5 Spain 1 0 0 1
6 Austria 0 2 0 2
7 East Germany 0 1 0 1
Ireland 0 1 0 1
9 Greece 0 0 1 1
Hungary 0 0 1 1
Italy 0 0 1 1
Sweden 0 0 1 1

Sailing 1896–1980

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 15 10 1 26
2  Great Britain 14 8 6 28
3  United States 11 7 10 28
4  Sweden 9 10 9 28
5  Denmark 7 8 2 17
6  France 6 8 7 21
7  Soviet Union 4 4 2 10
8  Netherlands 3 3 4 10
9  Australia 3 1 3 7
10  Belgium 2 3 2 7
11  Italy 2 1 4 7
12  West Germany 2 1 3 6
13  Brazil 2 0 2 4
14  New Zealand 2 0 0 2
15  East Germany 1 2 2 5
 Germany 1 2 2 5
17  Finland 1 1 6 8
18  Germany(EUA) 1 1 1 3
  Switzerland 1 1 1 3
 Spain 1 1 1 3
 Greece 1 1 1 3
22  Bahamas 1 0 1 2
23  Mixed team (ZZX) 1 0 0 1
24  Austria 0 3 0 3
25  Portugal 0 2 1 3
26  Argentina 0 2 0 2
27  Canada 0 1 2 3
28  Cuba 0 1 0 1
 Ireland 0 1 0 1
30  Estonia 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 32 91 83 76 250

Remarks

Sailors

In Finn (left): Mihai Butucaru

During the Sailing regatta's at the 1980 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

References

  1. ^ Smothers, Ronald (19 July 1996). "OLYMPICS;Bitterness Lingering Over Carter's Boycott". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Eurosaf
  • (ed.) I. T. Novikov (1981). Games of the XXII Olympiad,Volume I: Organization (PDF). Moscow: OCOG-80. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  • (ed.) I. T. Novikov (1981). Games of the XXII Olympiad,Volume II: Facilities (PDF). Moscow: OCOG-80. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  • (ed.) I. T. Novikov (1981). Games of the XXII Olympiad,Volume III: Results (PDF). Moscow: OCOG-80. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  • Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games: Sailing". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
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