Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 470

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Men's 470[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
470 dinghy.svg
Line drawing of the 470
Venue Qingdao International Sailing Centre
Dates First race: August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
Last race: August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
Competitors 58 from 29 nations
Teams 29 (boats)
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    France
«2004 2012»


Sailing at the
 2008 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
RS:X Men Women
Laser Radial Women
Laser Men
Finn Open
470 Men Women
49er Open
Tornado Open
Yngling Women
Star Men


The Men's 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] Eleven races (last one a medal race) were scheduled and completed. 58 sailors, on 29 boats, from 29 nations competed.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4]

Race schedule[1][5][edit]

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Orange  ●  Medal race on Yellow
Date August
7
Thu
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
Sun
11
Mon
12
Tue
13
Wed
14
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Mon
19
Tue
20
Wed
21
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
Men’s 470 2 2 2 Spare
day
2 2 Spare
day

Course areas and course configurations [6][edit]

For the 470 course areas A (Yellow) and D (Orange) were used. The location (36°1'26"’N, 120°26'52"E) points to the center of the 0.6nm radius Yellow course area and the location (36°1'10"N, 120°28'47"E) points to the center of the 0.75nm radius Orange course area. The target time for the course was about 60 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from several course configurations.

Outer courses[edit]

  • O1: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O2: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O3: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH

Inner courses[edit]

  • I1: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH

Windward-Leeward courses[edit]

  • W2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W4: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH

Weather conditions[edit]

In the lead up to the Olympics many questioned the choice of Qingdao as a venue with very little predicted wind. During the races the wind was pretty light and quite unpredictable but the Men's 470 competition was executed as scheduled.[7]

Final results[8][9][edit]

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Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Medalrace Total Total

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st Australia Nathan Wilmot Malcolm Page 4 4.0 7 7.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 16 16.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 1 2.0 60.0 44.0
2nd Great Britain Nick Rogers Joe Glanfield 19 19.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 9 9.0 6 6.0 20 20.0 OCS 30.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 3 6.0 105.0 75.0
3rd France Nicolas Charbonnier Olivier Bausset 6 6.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 18 18.0 3 3.0 14 14.0 7 7.0 20 20.0 6 12.0 98.0 78.0
4 Netherlands Sven Coster Kalle Coster 11 11.0 15 15.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 7 14.0 93.0 78.0
5 Spain Onán Barreiros Aarón Sarmiento 8 8.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 13 13.0 13 13.0 13 13.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 18 18.0 4 8.0 105.0 87.0
6 Italy Gabrio Zandonà Andrea Trani 10 10.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 21 21.0 19 19.0 6 6.0 29 29.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 120.0 91.0
7 Japan Tetsuya Matsunaga Taro Ueno 1 1.0 20 20.0 24 24.0 13 13.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 21 21.0 4 4.0 2 4.0 121.0 97.0
8 Portugal Alvaro Marinho Miguel Nunes 2 2.0 8 8.0 15 15.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 OCS 30.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 10 20.0 132.0 102.0
9 Croatia Šime Fantela Igor Marenić 18 18.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 OCS 30.0 12 12.0 17 17.0 6 6.0 7 7.0 15 15.0 1 1.0 8 16.0 137.0 107.0
10 Argentina Javier Conte Juan Maria de la Fuente 14 14.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 19 19.0 9 9.0 7 7.0 OCS 30.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 9 18.0 140.0 110.0
11 New Zealand Carl Evans Peter Burling 7 7.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 12 12.0 BFD 30.0 10 10.0 22 22.0 12 12.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 - - 125.0 95.0
12 Greece Andreas Kosmatopoulos Andreas Papadopoulos 5 5.0 26 26.0 11 11.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 5 5.0 18 18.0 3 3.0 20 20.0 29 29.0 - - 130.0 101.0
13 United States Stuart McNay Graham Biehl 26 26.0 12 12.0 30 30.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 23 23.0 - - 135.0 105.0
14 Israel Gideon Kliger Udi Gal 13 13.0 16 16.0 13 13.0 14 14.0 BFD 30.0 11 11.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 12 12.0 12 12.0 - - 138.0 108.0
15 Sweden Anton Dahlberg Sebastian Östling 16 16.0 18 18.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 BFD 30.0 20 20.0 17 17.0 13 13.0 14 14.0 6 6.0 - - 141.0 111.0
16 Ireland Ger Owens Philip Lawton 22 22.0 1 1.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 1 1.0 25 25.0 21 21.0 15 15.0 13 13.0 24 24.0 - - 154.0 129.0
17 Brazil Fabio Silva Samuel Albrecht 9 9.0 30 30.0 10 10.0 18 18.0 4 4.0 OCS 30.0 16 16.0 10 10.0 24 24.0 13 13.0 - - 164.0 134.0
18 Slovenia Karlo Hmeljak Mitja Nevecny 3 3.0 11 11.0 19 19.0 10 10.0 18 18.0 OCS 30.0 25 25.0 20 20.0 25 25.0 8 8.0 - - 169.0 139.0
19 Poland Patryk Piasecki Kacper Zieminski 20 20.0 9 9.0 20 20.0 23 23.0 17 17.0 16 16.0 8 8.0 24 24.0 23 23.0 15 15.0 - - 175.0 151.0
20 Russia Mikhail Sheremetyev Maksim Sheremetyev 27 27.0 21 21.0 22 22.0 21 21.0 24 24.0 12 12.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 18 18.0 17 17.0 - - 184.0 157.0
21 Belarus Sergei Desukevich Pavel Logunov 29 29.0 27 27.0 16 16.0 26 26.0 16 16.0 2 2.0 12 12.0 17 17.0 16 16.0 27 27.0 - - 188.0 159.0
22 Singapore Yuan Zhen Xu Terence Koh 15 15.0 17 17.0 18 18.0 19 19.0 BFD 30.0 8 8.0 10 10.0 19 19.0 27 27.0 26 26.0 - - 189.0 159.0
23 Switzerland Tobias Etter Felix Steiger 21 21.0 23 23.0 5 5.0 25 25.0 7 7.0 OCS 30.0 27 27.0 26 26.0 9 9.0 19 19.0 - - 192.0 162.0
24 Austria Matthias Schmid Florian Reichstädter 24 24.0 19 19.0 25 25.0 24 24.0 14 14.0 24 24.0 24 24.0 5 5.0 19 19.0 11 11.0 - - 189.0 164.0
25 South Korea Yoon Cheul Kim Hyeong-Tae 17 17.0 24 24.0 21 21.0 27 27.0 20 20.0 3 3.0 23 23.0 25 25.0 22 22.0 25 25.0 - - 207.0 180.0
26 China Wang Weidong Deng Daokun 12 12.0 30 30.0 23 23.0 16 16.0 21 21.0 26 26.0 OCS 30.0 22 22.0 8 8.0 28 28.0 - - 216.0 186.0
27 Finland Niklas Lindgren Heikki Elomaa 28 28.0 22 22.0 27 27.0 DSQ 30.0 25 25.0 19 19.0 14 14.0 23 23.0 17 17.0 21 21.0 - - 226.0 196.0
28 Turkey Deniz Çinar Ates Çinar 23 23.0 13 13.0 26 26.0 22 22.0 22 22.0 23 23.0 26 26.0 21 21.0 28 28.0 22 22.0 - - 226.0 198.0
29 Canada Stephane Locas Oliver Bone 25 25.0 25 25.0 30 30.0 20 20.0 23 23.0 22 22.0 OCS 30.0 18 18.0 26 26.0 16 16.0 - - 235.0 205.0

Legend: BFD – Black flag disqualification; DSQ – Disqualified; OCS – On the course side of the starting line;
QUA
– Qualified for next phase;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the Men's 470 during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Australian Gold Medalists
Helmsman: Nathan Wilmot 
Crew: Malcolm Page 

Other information[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume II Ceremonies and Competitions: Celebration of the Games (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume I Bid Documents and Analysis: Passion behind the Bid (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ The 2008 Olympic scoring system was used.
  4. ^ For the medal race the top ten boats qualified. Each position scored double points. All medal races were sailed on course area Yellow in front of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre.
  5. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume III Preparation for the Games: New Beijing Great Olympics (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition: Sailing Instructions" (PDF). International Sailing Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Qingdao Report - Luke Van Der Kamp" (PDF). Team GBR. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Official Results book Part 3 (Sailing) (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Two Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.