Sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
2004 Olympic Games in Athens (silver) rv.png
Commemorative Coin "2004 Olympic Games, Athens"
Venues Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
Dates First race: 14 August 2004 (2004-08-14)
Last race: 28 August 2004 (2004-08-28)
Sailors 400 (261 male, 139 female) from 61 countries
Boats and Boards 268
Top ranked countries
Great Britain: 1  2  3  
Brazil: 1  2  3  
Spain: 1  2  3  
← 2000
2008 →

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 2004 consisted of a total of eleven disciplines divided over nine sailing classes. For each discipline multiple races were scheduled in the time period of 14–28 August 2004 of the coast of Athens. Athens hosted the Olympic sailing competitions for the second time, having previously done so during the 1896 Summer Olympics. However the sailing competition was cancelled due to heavy storms and further bad weather conditions. This time the weather conditions were good. The sailing event was executed on the several types of Olympic courses in different course area's using the 'Fleetrace' and 'Matchrace' format.

Venue[edit]

Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre
Ολυμπιακό Κέντρο Ιστιοπλοϊας Αγίου Κοσμά
Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre.png
Former names Agios Kosmos Marina
General information
Status Complete
Type Olympic harbor
Location Coastal area of Southern Attica
Address Poseidonos Avenue, 16777
Town or city Elliniko
Country  Greece
Coordinates 37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750Coordinates: 37°52′36″N 23°43′39″E / 37.87667°N 23.72750°E / 37.87667; 23.72750
Elevation Sealevel
Construction started 1960's
Opening 2 August 2004
Inaugurated 13 August 2004
Renovation cost € 10,500,000
Client Greece Olympic Committee
Owner Seirios AE
Technical details
Floor area 336,289 square metres (3,619,780 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractor Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works.
Other information
Seating type For medal ceremonies
Seating capacity 1,600 spectators

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. Among others, an exception can be made for the Olympic sailing events. However the situation in Athens is very suitable for sailing. Therefore the racing was organized from the Agios Kosmos Marina at the coastal area of Southern Attica some 14 km south of Athens city centre and close to the old airport. This harbor was build in the 1960s but for the 2004 Summer games completely reconstructed in to the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre. The Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre was completed on 31 January 2004. On clear day's Acropolis was in clear view from the course area's.

Course area's[edit]

Competition[edit]

Overview[edit]

Continents Countries Disciplines Classes Boats Women Men Sailors
6 60 11 9 268 139 261 400

Continents[edit]

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • South America

Countries[edit]

During the 2004 Summer Olympics sixty one countries competed in the Olympic Sailing regatta's. Australia, France, Italy, Great Britain, Greece, Spain and the USA were each present in all classes with a total of eighteen sailors (7 women and 11 men) per country.

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 2004 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
 Argentina (ARG)  Australia (AUS)  Austria (AUT)  Belgium (BEL)
 Bermuda (BER)  Belarus (BLR)  Brazil (BRA)  Bahrain (BRN)
 Bulgaria (BUL)  Canada (CAN)  Chile (CHI)  China (CHN)
 Croatia (CRO)  Cyprus (CYP)  Czech Republic (CZE)  Denmark (DEN)
 Spain (ESP)  Estonia (EST)  Finland (FIN)  France (FRA)
 Great Britain (GBR)  Germany (GER)  Greece (GRE)  Hong Kong (HKG)
 Hungary (HUN)  Indonesia (INA)  India (IND)  Ireland (IRL)
 Iceland (ISL)  Israel (ISR)  Virgin Islands (ISV)  Italy (ITA)
 Japan (JPN)  South Korea (KOR)  Latvia (LAT)  Lithuania (LTU)
 Malaysia (MAS)  Mexico (MEX)  Malta (MLT)  Netherlands (NED)
 Norway (NOR)  New Zealand (NZL)  Peru (PER)  Poland (POL)
 Portugal (POR)  Puerto Rico (PUR)  South Africa (RSA)  Russia (RUS)
 Seychelles (SEY)  Singapore (SIN)  Slovenia (SLO)  Switzerland (SUI)
 Slovakia (SVK)  Sweden (SWE)  Thailand (THA)  Tunisia (TUN)
 Turkey (TUR)  Ukraine (UKR)  Uruguay (URU)  United States (USA)
 Venezuela (VEN)

Classes (equipment)[edit]

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Europe Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 1 0 + 1992 4
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard Venus symbol.svg 1 0 + 1996 3
Mistral One Design Class Sailboard Mars symbol.svg 1 0 + 1996 3
Laser Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 1 0 + 1996 3
Finn Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 1 0 + 1952 14
470 Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 2 1 + + + 1988 5
470 Dinghy Mars symbol.svg 2 1 + + + 1976 8
49er Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 2 + + + 2000 2
Tornado Multihull Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 2 + + + 1976 8
Yngling Keelboat Venus symbol.svg 3 0 + + + 2004 1
Star Keelboat Mars symbol.svg 2 0 + + - 1932 16
2004 Olympic Classes designs
 

Race schedule[edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Practice races  ●  Competition day  ●  Last day of racing  ●  Closing ceremony
Date August
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mon
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
22
Sun
23
Mon
24
Tue
25
Wed
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
Women's
Sailing     Men's
Mixed




2 2
2 2
 
2 2 2 2
1 2 2
2
2
2
 
1 2 2
2
2 1
1 2 2 2
2 2 2
2 3
1 2 2 2
1 2 2
2 2
1 2
2
2 3
2
2 2
2
 
2
2 2
2
2 1
1 2
 
1
3
 
2
2
 
2
2
Women's
Finals     Men's
Mixed

 
 


 

 


 
 
 
 

Total gold medals 1 2 3 2 2 2
Ceremonies

Medal summary[edit]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Women's Mistral One Design
details

 France (FRA)
Faustine Merret

 China (CHN)
Yin Jian

 Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini

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2004: Europe
details

 Norway (NOR)
Siren Sundby

 Czech Republic (CZE)
Lenka Smidova

 Denmark (DEN)
Signe Livbjerg

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2004: Women's 470
details

 Greece (GRE)
Sofia Bekatorou
Aimilia Tsoulfa

 Spain (ESP)
Sandra Azón
Natalia Vía Dufresne

 Sweden (SWE)
Therese Torgersson
Vendela Zachrisson

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2004: Yngling
details

 Great Britain (GBR)
Shirley Robertson
Sarah Webb
Sarah Ayton

 Ukraine (UKR)
Ruslana Taran
Ganna Kalinina
Svitlana Matevusheva

 Denmark (DEN)
Dorte Jensen
Helle Jespersen
Christina Otzen

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Men's Mistral One Design
details

 Israel (ISR)
Gal Fridman

 Greece (GRE)
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis

 Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Dempsey

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2004: Finn
details

 Great Britain (GBR)
Ben Ainslie

 Spain (ESP)
Rafael Trujillo

 Poland (POL)
Mateusz Kusznierewicz

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2004: Men's 470
details

 United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Kevin Burnham

 Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Rogers
Joe Glanfield

 Japan (JPN)
Kazuto Seki
Kenjiro Todoroki

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2004: Star
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Torben Grael
Marcelo Ferreira

 Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Mike Wolfs

 France (FRA)
Pascal Rambeau
Xavier Rohart

Mixed events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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2004: Laser
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Robert Scheidt

 Austria (AUT)
Andreas Geritzer

 Slovenia (SLO)
Vasilij Žbogar

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2004: 49er
details

 Spain (ESP)
Iker Martínez
Xabier Fernández

 Ukraine (UKR)
Rodion Luka
George Leonchuk

 Great Britain (GBR)
Chris Draper
Simon Hiscocks

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2004: Tornado
details

 Austria (AUT)
Roman Hagara
Hans Peter Steinacher

 United States (USA)
John Lovell
Charlie Ogletree

 Argentina (ARG)
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espínola

Medal tables[edit]

Sailing 2004[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 2 5
2  Brazil (BRA) 2 0 0 2
3  Spain (ESP) 1 2 0 3
4  Austria (AUT) 1 1 0 2
 Greece (GRE) 1 1 0 2
 United States (USA) 1 1 0 2
7  France (FRA) 1 0 1 2
 Israel (ISR) 1 0 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
10  Ukraine (UKR) 0 2 0 2
11  China (CHN) 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
14  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 2 2
15  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Sailing 1896 – 2004[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 20 13 20 43
2  United States (USA) 18 22 17 57
3  Norway (NOR) 17 11 3 31
4  France (FRA) 11 8 9 28
5  Denmark (DEN) 10 8 6 24
6  Spain (ESP) 10 4 1 18
7  Sweden (SWE) 9 12 10 31
8  New Zealand (NZL) 6 4 1 13
9  Brazil (BRA) 6 1 5 12
10  Netherlands (NED) 4 4 6 14
11  Soviet Union (URS) 4 4 2 10
12  Australia (AUS) 3 2 7 12
13  Greece (GRE) 3 2 1 6
14  Belgium (BEL) 2 4 2 8
15  West Germany (FRG) 2 2 3 7
16  East Germany (GDR) 2 2 2 6
 Germany (GER) 2 2 2 6
18  Italy (ITA) 2 1 7 10
19  Austria (AUT) 1 4 0 5
20  Ukraine (UKR) 1 2 1 4
21  Finland (FIN) 1 1 6 8
22  Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 1 1 1 3
 Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 1 3
24  Bahamas (BAH) 1 0 1 2
 Israel (ISR) 1 0 1 2
 Poland (POL) 1 0 1 2
27  Hong Kong (HKG) 1 0 0 1
 Mixed team (ZZX) 1 0 0 1
29  Argentina (ARG) 0 3 1 4
30  Portugal (POR) 0 2 2 4
31  China (CHN) 0 2 0 2
32  Canada (CAN) 0 1 6 7
33  Japan (JPN) 0 1 1 2
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 1 2
35  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 0 1 0 1
 Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
 Ireland (IRL) 0 1 0 1
40  Virgin Islands (ISV) 0 0 2 2
41  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 1 1
Total 42 137 128 119 389

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