Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – 5.5 Metre

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5.5 Metre
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Acapulco
Dates 14–21 October
Competitors 42 from 14 nations
Teams 14
Medalists
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Switzerland
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1964  
Sailing at the
 1968 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Finn Open
Flying Dutchman Open
Star Open
Dragon Open
5.5 Metre Open

The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 42 sailors, on 14 boats, from 14 nations competed.

Results[edit]

5.5 Metre insigna.png
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Country
Code
Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[1]
Total
-1
[2]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1st  Ulf Sundelin Mars symbol.svg (SWE) Jörgen Sundelin Mars symbol.svg
Peter Sundelin Mars symbol.svg
S 4 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 10 1 0 1 0 18 8
2nd  Louis Noverraz Mars symbol.svg (SUI) Bernard Dunand Mars symbol.svg
Marcel Stern Mars symbol.svg
Z 1 0 5 10 2 3 2 3 4 8 4 8 DNF 20 52 32
3rd  Robin Aisher Mars symbol.svg (GBR) Paul Anderson Mars symbol.svg
Adrian Jardine Mars symbol.svg
K 6 11.7 2 3 4 8 3 5.7 8 14 3 5.7 3 5.7 53.8 39.8
4  Rudolf Harmstorf Mars symbol.svg (FRG) Karl-August Stolze Mars symbol.svg
Harald Stein Mars symbol.svg
G 2 3 3 5.7 5 10 9 15 3 5.7 9 15 4 8 62.4 47.4
5  Giuseppe Zucchinetti Mars symbol.svg (ITA) Antonio Carattino Mars symbol.svg
Domenico Carattino Mars symbol.svg
I 3 5.7 7 13 3 5.7 DNF 20 1 0 6 11.7 9 15 71.1 51.1
6  Stanley Leibel Mars symbol.svg (CAN) Ernest Weiss Mars symbol.svg
Jack Hasen Mars symbol.svg
KC DNF 20 9 15 12 18 7 13 2 3 2 3 10 16 88 68
7  William Solomons Mars symbol.svg (AUS) James Hardy Mars symbol.svg
Gilbert Kaufman Mars symbol.svg
KA 5 10 4 8 6 11.7 6 11.7 12 18 12 18 5 10 87.4 69.4
8  Gardner Cox Mars symbol.svg (USA) Stephen Colgate Mars symbol.svg
Stuart Walker Mars symbol.svg
US 7 13 8 14 8 14 4 8 9 15 8 14 6 11.7 89.7 74.7
9  Konstantin Alexandrov Mars symbol.svg (URS) Vladimir Alexandrov Mars symbol.svg
Konstantin Melgunov Mars symbol.svg
SR 13 19 6 11.7 11 17 5 10 7 13 7 13 7 13 96.7 77.7
10  Pierre Breteche Mars symbol.svg (FRA) Gilles Buck Mars symbol.svg
Roger Tiriau Mars symbol.svg
F 9 15 10 16 7 13 12 18 11 17 10 16 2 3 98 80
11  HrH Crownprince Harald Mars symbol.svg (NOR) Stein Arne Foyen Mars symbol.svg
Eirik Johannessen Mars symbol.svg
N 10 16 DSQ 22 10 16 10 16 10 16 5 10 11 17 113 91
12  Carlos Braniff Mars symbol.svg (MEX) Antonio Recamier Mars symbol.svg
Iker Belausteguigoitia Mars symbol.svg
MX 11 17 12 18 9 15 11 17 6 11.7 11 17 8 14 109.7 91.7
13  William Berntsen Mars symbol.svg (DEN) Erik Johansen Mars symbol.svg
Niels Hansen Mars symbol.svg
D 8 14 11 17 13 19 8 14 13 19 14 20 12 18 121 101
14  Lee Gentil Mars symbol.svg (PUR) James Fairbank Mars symbol.svg
Hovey Freeman Mars symbol.svg
PR 12 18 13 19 14 20 13 19 14 20 13 19 13 19 134 114

DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified
Mars symbol.svg = Male, Venus symbol.svg = Female

Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 5.5 Metre during the 1968 Summer Olympics

Conditions at Acapulco[edit]

Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.

Date Race Weather Temperature
(Celsius)
Wind direction
(deg)
Wind speed
(kn)
Sea Current
(kn-deg)
14-OCT-1968 I Fair 29 275 15 Choppy 0.2-120
15-OCT-1968 II Fair 29.5 295 15 Calm 0.2-160
16-OCT-1968 III Fair 28.5 285 8 Calm 0.2-130
17-OCT-1968 IV Fair 29.5 235 6 Calm 0.1-300
19-OCT-1968 V Normal 29.8 180 6 Calm 0.3-326
20-OCT-1968 VI Fair 30 250 5 Calm 0.7-275
21-OCT-1968 VII Cloudy 28.5 285 10 Choppy 1-110

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1968 Olympic scoring system was used.
  2. ^ Total after applying discard.

References[edit]