Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
1980 Summer Olympics bronze medal Transparent.png
Olympic Sailing at Meulan
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: 1  2  3  
Soviet Union: 1  2  3  
Denmark: 1  2  3  
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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.

Venue[edit]

The Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita
Pirita Yachting Centre.jpeg
General information
Town or city Tallinn
Country  Estonia
Coordinates 59°28′13″N 24°49′6″E / 59.47028°N 24.81833°E / 59.47028; 24.81833Coordinates: 59°28′13″N 24°49′6″E / 59.47028°N 24.81833°E / 59.47028; 24.81833
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[edit]

Overview[edit]

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

Continents[edit]

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Americas

Countries[edit]

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[edit]

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)[edit]

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Finn Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 1 0 + 1952 8
470 Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + + 1976 2
Flying Dutchman Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + + 1960 6
Tornado Catamaran Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + 1976 2
Star Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 0 + + 1932 10
Soling Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 0 + + + 1972 3
1980 Olympic Classes designs
 

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Finn insigna.png
Finn 1980: details
 Finland (FIN)
Esko Rechardt
 Austria (AUT)
Wolfgang Mayrhofer
 Soviet Union (URS)
Andrei Balashov
470 insigna.png
470 1980: details
 Brazil (BRA)

Marcos Soares
Eduardo Penido

 East Germany (GDR)

Jorn Borowski
Egbert Swensson

 Finland (FIN)

Jouko Lindgrén
Georg Tallberg

Flying Dutchman insigna.png
Flying Dutchman 1980: details
 Spain (ESP)

Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer

 Ireland (IRL)

David Wilkins
James Wilkinson

 Hungary (HUN)

Szabolcs Detre
Zsolt Detre

Tornado insigna.png
Tornado 1980: details
 Brazil (BRA)

Lars Sigurd Bjorkström
Alexandre Welter

 Denmark (DEN)

Peter Due
Per Kjergard

 Sweden (SWE)

Göran Marström
Jörgen Ragnarsson

Star insigna.png
Star 1980: details
 Soviet Union (URS)

Valentin Mankin
Aleksandr Muzychenko

 Austria (AUT)

Hubert Raudaschl
Karl Ferstl

 Italy (ITA)

Giorgio Gorla
Alfio Peraboni

Soling insigna.png
Soling 1980: details
 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[edit]

Sailing 1980[edit]

 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[edit]

 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[edit]

Sailors[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Smothers, Ronald (19 July 1996). "OLYMPICS;Bitterness Lingering Over Carter's Boycott". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Eurosaf