Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
|Dates||First race: 12 October 1964
Last race: 23 October 1964
|Sailors||233 from 40 countries|
|Top ranked countries|
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 1964 consisted of a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). For each class, seven races were scheduled; these took place from 12 October to 23 October 1964 off the coast of Enoshima in Sagami Bay.
The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses.
(Enoshima Yacht Harbour)
At the IOC session in 1959, Japan stated that yachting would take place in the port of Yokohama, as was the plan for 1940. Later when it became clear that that yokohame was not suitable for the Olympic sailing regatta's anymore it was decided that yachting events would be held off the coats of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa Prefecture on the bay of Sagami. To meet the requirement at Enoshima it was decided to build a large scale harbour at Enoshima for the 1964 Olympics. The construction of a yacht harbor on the island was started in May 1961 and finished in July 1964. The total construction cost were: US$6,027,778.
A total of three race areas were created in Sagami bay. The Japanese Sea Self-Defense Forces vessels supported the race management and specially the placements of the marks.
|Class||Type||Event||Sailors||Trapeze||Mainsail||Jib/Genoa||Spinnaker||First OG||Olympics so far|
|1964 Olympic Classes designs|
1964: Flying Dutchman
1964: 5.5 Metre
|New Zealand (NZL)||1||0||0||1|
|6||United States (USA)||0||2||3||5|
|8||Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||0||1|
|Mixed team (ZZX)||1||0||0||1|
- Stop-watches, for attachment to the knee, for each participant in the yacht races were distributed.
- A new Olympic trophy was introduced at the 1964 Summer Games (The Tokyo Trophy). It was the desire that this Trophy be awarded to those who display the highest qualities of sportsmanship. During the Tokyo Games, this new Trophy was awarded to the Flying Dutchman team of Lars Käll and Stig Käll (SWE) who, according to the official IOC site:
- This Olympic sailing regatta had a remarkable set of Olympic reserves like: Rickard Sarby (SWE), Jan Linge (NOR), Valentin Mankin (URS) and Paul Elvstrøm (DEN).
During the Sailing regatta's at the 1964 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:
- In the Finn
- In the Flying Dutchman
- In the Star
- In the Dragon
- In the 5.5 Metre
|Sailors at the 1964 Olympic Games|
- Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad Tokio 1964, The Official Report of the Organizing Committee Volume One Part One (pdf).
- Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad Tokio 1964, The Official Report of the Organizing Committee Volume One Part Two (pdf).
- Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad Tokio 1964, The Official Report of the Organizing Committee Volume Two Part One (pdf).
- Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVIII Olympiad (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad Tokio 1964, The Official Report of the Organizing Committee Volume Two Part Two (pdf).
- Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 – Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
- "Tokyo 1964". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.