Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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1992, 50 pesetas coin
Venues Barcelona
Dates First race: 27 July 1992 (1992-07-27)
Last race: 4 August 1992 (1992-08-04)
Sailors 405 (322 male, 83 female) from 60 countries
Boats and Boards 256
Top ranked countries
Spain: 1  2  3  
France: 1  2  3  
United States: 1  2  3  
« 1988 1996 »


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 1992 consisted of a total of ten sailing classes (disciplines). For each class races were scheduled from July 27, 1992 to August 4, 1992 of the coast of Barcelona, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea

Venue[edit]

Port Olympic, Barcelona
Scale model of the Port Olympic
Scale model of the Port Olympic
Coordinates: 41°23′03″N 02°11′55″E / 41.38417°N 2.19861°E / 41.38417; 2.19861
Barcelona Olympic Course Area's 1992.

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. The weather conditions in Barcelona were found suitable for sailing. The waterfront of Barcelona was completely restructured for the Olympics. The Olympic port became one of the key Olympic areas of Barcelona.

The Olympic sailing competition was held in the Mediterranean waters outside the Olympic Harbor. The new harbor was designed to be the base for the Olympic sailors and a key factor in the opening up of the city to the sea. This was achieved by a Special Town Plan for the “Parc de Mar” Area including a harbor which satisfy the requirements of sailors and organizers. The new harbor serves after the Games as a marina.

A total of five race areas were created on the Mediterranean Sea.

Competition[edit]

Overview[edit]

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
6 60 10 256 322 83

Continents[edit]

Countries[edit]

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1992 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
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)  Angola (ANG)  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)
 Argentina (ARG)  Aruba (ARU)  Australia (AUS)
 Austria (AUT)  Bahamas (BAH)  Barbados (BAR)
 Belgium (BEL)  Bermuda (BER)  Brazil (BRA)
 Canada (CAN)  Cayman Islands (CAY)  Chile (CHI)
 China (CHN)  Croatia (CRO)  Denmark (DEN)
 Djibouti (DJI)  Spain (ESP)  Estonia (EST)
 Unified Team (EUN)  Fiji (FIJ)  Finland (FIN)
 France (FRA)  Great Britain (GBR)  Germany (GER)
 Guam (GUM)  Hong Kong (HKG)  Hungary (HUN)
 Ireland (IRL)  Israel (ISR)  Virgin Islands (ISV)
 Italy (ITA)  British Virgin Islands (IVB)  Japan (JPN)
 South Korea (KOR)  Latvia (LAT)  Mexico (MEX)
 Malta (MLT)  Mauritius (MRI)  Netherlands (NED)
 Norway (NOR)  New Zealand (NZL)  Philippines (PHI)
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)  Poland (POL)  Portugal (POR)
 Puerto Rico (PUR)  South Africa (RSA)  Seychelles (SEY)
 Slovenia (SLO)  Switzerland (SUI)  Sweden (SWE)
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)  Thailand (THA)  Tunisia (TUN)
 Turkey (TUR)  Uruguay (URU)  United States (USA)
 Lithuania (LTU)

Classes (equipment)[edit]

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jibb/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Lechner A390 Surfboard Venus symbol.svg 1 0 + - - 1992 1
Lechner A390 Surfboard Mars symbol.svg 1 0 + - - 1992 1
Europe Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 1 0 + - - 1992 1
Finn Dinghy Mars symbol.svg 1 0 + - - 1952 11
470 Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 2 1 + + + 1988 2
470 Dinghy Mars symbol.svg 2 1 + + + 1976 5
Flying Dutchman Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + + 1960 9
Tornado Catamaran Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + - 1976 5
Star Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1 + + + 1932 14
Soling Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 0 + + + 1972 6
1992 Olympic Classes designs
 

Medal summary[edit]

Women's Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Women's Lechner A-390
details

 New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall

 Chile (CHI)
Zhang Xiaodong

 Netherlands (NED)
Dorien de Vries

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1992: Europe
details

 Norway (NOR)
Linda Andersen

 Spain (ESP)
Natalia Vía Dufresne

 United States (USA)
Julia Trotman

470 insigna.png

1992: Women's 470
details

 Spain (ESP)
Theresa Zabell
Patricia Guerra

 New Zealand (NZL)
Leslie Egnot
Jan Shearer

 United States (USA)
Jennifer Isler
Pamela Healy

Men's Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Men's Lechner A-390
details

 France (FRA)
Franck David

 United States (USA)
Mike Gebhardt

 Australia (AUS)
Lars Kleppich

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1992: Finn
details

 Spain (ESP)
José van der Ploeg

 United States (USA)
Brian Ledbetter

 New Zealand (NZL)
Craig Monk

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1992: Men's 470
details

 Spain (ESP)
Jordi Calafat
Francisco Sanchez

 United States (USA)
Morgan Reeser
Kevin Burnham

 Estonia (EST)
Tõnu Tõniste
Toomas Tõniste

Mixed Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Flying Dutchman
details

 Spain (ESP)
Luis Doreste
Domingo Manrique

 United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Stephen Bourdow

 Denmark (DEN)
Jørgen Bojsen-Møller
Jens Bojsen-Møller

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1992: Tornado
details

 France (FRA)
Yves Loday
Nicolas Hénard

 United States (USA)
Randy Smyth
Keith Notary

 Australia (AUS)
Mitch Booth
John Forbes

Star insigna.png

1992: Star
details

 United States (USA)
Mark Reynolds
Harold Haenel

 New Zealand (NZL)
Rod Davis
Don Cowie

 Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Eric Jespersen

Soling insigna.png

1992: Soling
details

 Denmark (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Steen Secher
Jesper Seier

 United States (USA)
Kevin Mahaney
Jim Brady
Doug Kern

 Great Britain (GBR)
Lawrie Smith
Robert Cruikshank
Ossie Stewart

Medal table[edit]

Sailing 1992[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Spain (ESP) 4 1 0 5
2  France (FRA) 2 0 0 2
3  United States (USA) 1 6 2 9
4  New Zealand (NZL) 1 2 1 4
5  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
6  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
7  China (CHN) 0 1 0 1
8  Australia (AUS) 0 0 2 2
9  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Sailing 1896–1992[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 16 19 14 49
2  Norway 16 11 1 28
3  Great Britain 15 8 8 31
4  France 10 8 8 26
5  Sweden 9 11 9 29
6  Denmark 9 8 4 21
7  Spain 7 2 1 13
8  New Zealand 6 3 1 12
9  Soviet Union 4 4 2 10
10  Netherlands 4 3 5 12
11  Australia 3 1 6 10
12  Belgium 2 3 2 7
13  West Germany 2 2 3 7
14  East Germany 2 2 2 6
15  Italy 2 1 5 8
16  Brazil 2 1 4 7
17  Germany 1 2 2 5
18  Finland 1 1 6 8
19  Germany(EUA) 1 1 1 3
  Switzerland 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  Canada 0 2 6 8
26  Portugal 0 2 1 3
27  Argentina 0 2 0 2
28  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
33  Estonia 0 0 2 2
34  Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 35 116 108 101 309

Remarks[edit]

Sailing[edit]

  • It was the first Olympic sailing contest were besides fleet racing also a combination format of fleetracing and match racing was used. The Soling was utilized for this format.

Sailors[edit]

During the Sailing regatta's at the 1992 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Sailors at the 1992 Olympic Games
In Soling:
Prince Felipe 

Notes[edit]

References[edit]