Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Star

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Star
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Acapulco
Dates 14–21 October
Competitors 40 from 20 nations
Teams 20
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Norway
Bronze medal    Italy
«1964 1972»
Sailing at the
 1968 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Finn Open
Flying Dutchman Open
Star Open
Dragon Open
5.5 Metre Open

The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 40 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Star insigna.png
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Sail No. 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
1  Lowell North Mars symbol.svg (USA) Peter Barrett Mars symbol.svg US 1 0 3 5.7 3 5.7 1 0 2 3 12 18 1 0 32.4 14.4
2  Peder Lunde, Jr. Mars symbol.svg (NOR) Per Wiken Mars symbol.svg N 2 3 1 0 6 11.7 11 17 7 13 7 13 2 3 60.7 43.7
3  Franco Cavallo Mars symbol.svg (ITA) Camillo Gargano Mars symbol.svg I 9 15 2 3 4 8 8 14 1 0 4 8 6 11.7 59.7 44.7
4  Paul Elvstrøm Mars symbol.svg (DEN) Poul Mik-Meyer Mars symbol.svg D 3 5.7 6 11.7 10 16 7 13 5 10 1 0 5 10 66.4 50.4
5  Durward Knowles Mars symbol.svg (BAH) Percival Knowles Mars symbol.svg BA 6 11.7 DNS 26 2 3 3 5.7 4 8 9 15 14 20 89.4 63.4
6  David Forbes Mars symbol.svg (AUS) Richard Williamson Mars symbol.svg KA 4 8 7 13 5 10 12 18 DNF 26 6 11.7 4 8 94.7 68.7
7  Erik Schmidt-Preben Mars symbol.svg (BRA) Axel Schmidt-Preben Mars symbol.svg BL 18 24 8 14 17 23 17 23 3 5.7 2 3 3 5.7 98.4 74.4
8  Edwin Bernet Mars symbol.svg (SUI) Rolf Amrein Mars symbol.svg Z 10 16 4 8 1 0 10 16 13 19 11 17 12 18 94 75
9  John Albrechtson Mars symbol.svg (SWE) Ulf Norrman Mars symbol.svg S 5 10 5 10 11 17 4 8 DSQ 28 13 19 7 13 105 77
10  Stuart Jardine Mars symbol.svg (GBR) James Ramus Mars symbol.svg K 12 18 11 17 8 14 2 3 9 15 14 20 16 22 109 87
11  Peter Tallberg Mars symbol.svg (FIN) Henrik Tallberg Mars symbol.svg L 7 13 9 15 9 15 19 25 6 11.7 15 21 9 15 115.7 90.7
12  Eckart Wagner Mars symbol.svg (FRG) Fritz Kopperschmidt Mars symbol.svg G 8 14 12 18 DNF 26 9 15 8 14 10 16 13 19 122 96
13  Kalman Tolnay Mars symbol.svg (HUN) Laszlo Farkas Mars symbol.svg M 17 23 16 22 7 13 5 10 17 23 3 5.7 DNF 26 122.7 96.7
14  Hartmann Bogumil Mars symbol.svg (GDR) Udo Springsklee Mars symbol.svg GO 16 22 15 21 12 18 6 11.7 11 17 17 23 11 17 129.7 106.7
15  Bruce Kirby Mars symbol.svg (CAN) Oswald Blouin Mars symbol.svg KC 14 20 18 24 14 20 15 21 16 22 5 10 8 14 131 107
16  Timir Pinegin Mars symbol.svg (URS) Fyodor Shutkov Mars symbol.svg SR 11 17 10 16 16 22 14 20 10 16 DNF 26 DNF 26 143 117
17  Mário Gentil Quina Mars symbol.svg (POR) José Gentil Quina Mars symbol.svg P 13 19 13 19 15 21 13 19 12 18 18 24 17 23 143 119
18  Juan Alonso Allende Mars symbol.svg (ESP) Juan Alonso Aznar Mars symbol.svg E DNF 26 DNF 25 13 19 20 26 DSQ 28 8 14 10 16 154 126
19  Andrés Gerard Mars symbol.svg (MEX) Marcos Gerard Mars symbol.svg MX 19 25 17 23 18 24 16 22 15 21 16 22 15 21 158 133
20  Roberto Sieburger Mars symbol.svg (ARG) Jorge Vago Mars symbol.svg A 15 21 14 20 19 25 18 24 14 20 19 25 DNF 26 161 135

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 Star 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 34 305 15 Calm 0.5-120
15-OCT-1968 II Fair 30 280 17 Calm 0.75-175
16-OCT-1968 III Fair 34 265 11 Calm 0.75-135
17-OCT-1968 IV Fair 29.5 200 6 Calm 0.5-115
19-OCT-1968 V Normal 29.8 160 12 Calm 0.6-60
20-OCT-1968 VI Fair 30 240 8 Calm 0.7-340
21-OCT-1968 VII Cloudy 28.5 280 13 Choppy 0.6-135

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]