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Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

 

Sailing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Sailing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Female 470 class printed on the 2000 Olympic stamp series of the Ukraine.
Venues Sydney
Dates First race: 17 September 2000 (2000-09-17)
Last race: 30 September 2000 (2000-09-30)
Sailors 400
Top ranked countries
Great Britain:      
Australia:      
Austria:      

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. Sailing is considered the more popular and accurate name for the sport.

Contents

  • Venue 1
  • Competition 2
    • Overview 2.1
    • Countries 2.2
    • Classes (equipment) 2.3
  • Medal summary 3
    • Women's Events 3.1
    • Men's Events 3.2
    • Open Events 3.3
  • Medal table 4
    • Sailing 2000 4.1
    • Sailing 1896–2000 4.2
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Venue

Olympic Sailing Shore Base
Skyline of Olympic Sailing Shore Base
Coordinates:

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.

Competition

Overview

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

Countries

 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)

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
2000 Olympic Classes designs
 

Medal summary

Women's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze

2000: Women's Mistral One Design

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

2000: Europe

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

2000: Women's 470

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

Men's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze

2000: Men's Mistral One Design

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

2000: Finn

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

2000: Men's 470

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


Open Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze

2000: Laser

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

2000: 49er

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

2000: Tornado

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

2000: Star

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

2000: Soling

 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 table

Sailing 2000

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 3 2 0 5
2  Australia (AUS) 2 1 1 4
3  Austria (AUT) 2 0 0 2
4  United States (USA) 1 2 1 4
5  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
6  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
8  Germany (GER) 0 2 1 3
9  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 2 3
10  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 1 2
11  Netherlands (NED) 0 1 0 1
12  New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 2 2
13  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Sailing 1896–2000

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 18 12 8 38
2  United States 17 21 17 55
3  Norway 16 11 3 30
4  France 10 8 8 26
5  Denmark 10 8 4 22
6  Sweden 9 12 9 30
7  Spain 9 2 1 15
8  New Zealand 6 4 1 13
9  Netherlands 4 4 6 14
10  Soviet Union 4 4 2 10
11  Brazil 4 1 5 10
12  Australia 3 2 7 12
13  Belgium 2 4 2 8
14  West Germany 2 2 3 7
15  East Germany 2 2 2 6
 Germany 2 2 2 6
17  Italy 2 1 6 9
18  Greece 2 1 1 4
19  Finland 1 1 6 8
20  Germany(EUA) 1 1 1 3
  Switzerland 1 1 1 3
22  Bahamas 1 0 1 2
 Ukraine 1 0 1 2
24  Hong Kong 1 0 0 1
 Poland 1 0 0 1
 Mixed team (ZZX) 1 0 0 1
27  Argentina 0 3 0 3
 Austria 0 3 0 3
29  Canada 0 2 6 8
30  Portugal 0 2 2 4
31  Russia 0 1 1 2
32  Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
 China 0 1 0 1
 Cuba 0 1 0 1
 Ireland 0 1 0 1
 United States Virgin Islands 0 1 0 1
 Japan 0 1 0 1
38  Estonia 0 0 2 2
39  Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Israel 0 0 1 1
Total 40 126 117 108 356

Notes

References

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  • 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 2011-09-14. 
  • 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 2011-09-14. 
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  • Kubatko, Justin. "Sailing at the 2000 Atlanta Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
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