Sailing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Finn

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Men's Finn
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Finn dinghy.svg
Line drawing of the Finn
Venue Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Dates First race: July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)
Last race: August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)
Competitors 24 from 24 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Denmark
Bronze medal    France
«2008 2016»

The Men's Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2012 Summer Olympics program in Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.[1] Eleven races (last one a medal race) were scheduled and completed. 24 sailors, on 24 boats, from 249 nations competed.[2] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[3]

Race schedule[1][4][edit]

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Nothe  ●  Race on West  ●  Race on South  ●  Medal race on Nothe
Date July August
26
Thu
27
Fri
28
Sat
29
Sun
30
Mon
31
Tue
1
Wed
2
Thu
3
Fri
4
Sat
5
Sun
6
Mon
7
Tue
8
Wed
9
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
Men's Finn 1 1 2 2 Spare
day
2 2 Spare
day
MR
Sailing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
 
Sailing pictogram.svg
RS:X men women
Laser Radial women
Laser men
Finn men
470 men women
49er men
Elliott 6m women
Star men


Course areas and course configurations [5][edit]

Course Areas

For the Finn course areas N (Nothe), W (West) and S (South) were used. The location (50° 36.18’ N 02° 25.98’ W) points to the center of the Nothe course area, the location (50° 37.18’ N 02° 23.55’ W) points to the center of the West course area and the location (50° 35.71’ N 02° 22.08’ W) points to the center of the South course area. The target time for the course was 60 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from many course configurations.

Weather conditions[edit]

Final results[2][6][edit]

Finn insigna.png
Rank
Country Helmsman 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.
1 Great Britain Ben Ainslie 2 2.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 9 18.0 58.0 46.0
2 Denmark Jonas Høgh-Christensen 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 3 3.0 10 20.0 54.0 46.0
3 France Jonathan Lobert 9 9.0 4 4.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 7 7.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 1 2.0 59.0 49.0
4 Netherlands Pieter-Jan Postma 5 5.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 20 20.0 13 13.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 5 10.0 72.0 52.0
5 Croatia Ivan Kljaković 3 3.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 4 8.0 65.0 55.0
6 Slovenia Vasilij Žbogar 8 8.0 6 6.0 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 7 14.0 72.0 63.0
7 New Zealand Dan Slater 7 7.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 17 17.0 11 11.0 6 6.0 15 15.0 8 8.0 14 14.0 2 4.0 100.0 83.0
8 Spain Rafael Trujillo 12 12.0 12 12.0 12 12.0 23 23.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 15 15.0 1 1.0 13 13.0 4 4.0 3 6.0 109.0 86.0
9 Sweden Daniel Birgmark 17 17.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 10 10.0 12 12.0 10 10.0 8 8.0 6 12.0 107.0 90.0
10 Finland Tapio Nirkko 11 11.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 3 3.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 15 15.0 17 17.0 8 16.0 109.0 92.0
11 Estonia Deniss Karpak 14 14.0 9 9.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 13 13.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 - - 99.0 85.0
12 United States Zach Railey 10 10.0 15 15.0 13 13.0 17 17.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 19 19.0 - - 116.0 97.0
13 Australia Brendan Casey DNF 25.0 7 7.0 DPI 16.0 14 14.0 10 10.0 17 17.0 19 19.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 - - 131.0 106.0
14 Greece Ioannis Mitakis 4 4.0 21 21.0 10 10.0 8 8.0 OCS 25.0 10 10.0 20 20.0 19 19.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 - - 133.0 108.0
15 Canada Greg Douglas 16 16.0 24 24.0 16 16.0 13 13.0 12 12.0 18 18.0 13 13.0 17 17.0 20 20.0 12 12.0 - - 160.0 137.0
16 Poland Piotr Kula DSQ 25.0 16 16.0 17 17.0 16 16.0 13 13.0 20 20.0 OCS 25.0 11 11.0 14 14.0 16 16.0 - - 173.0 148.0
17 Russia Eduard Skornyakov 13 13.0 8 8.0 22 22.0 15 15.0 19 19.0 22 22.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 22 22.0 22 22.0 - - 175.0 153.0
18 Turkey Alican Kaynar 18 18.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 18 18.0 DNE 25.0 14 14.0 11 11.0 22 22.0 16 16.0 20 20.0 - - 176.0 154.0
19 Ukraine Oleksiy Borysov RDG 21.0 RDG 18.6 19 19.0 19 19.0 15 15.0 19 19.0 23 23.0 14 14.0 17 17.0 18 18.0 - - 183.6 160.6
20 Brazil Jorge Zarif 15 15.0 20 20.0 15 15.0 20 20.0 16 16.0 24 24.0 14 14.0 21 21.0 19 19.0 21 21.0 - - 185.0 161.0
21 Czech Republic Michal Maier 19 19.0 18 18.0 21 21.0 10 10.0 18 18.0 23 23.0 18 18.0 20 20.0 23 23.0 15 15.0 - - 185.0 162.0
22 Italy Filippo Baldassari 20 20.0 23 23.0 24 24.0 21 21.0 14 14.0 21 21.0 17 17.0 18 18.0 18 18.0 13 13.0 - - 188.0 164.0
23 Austria Florian Raudaschl 6 6.0 19 19.0 23 23.0 24 24.0 OCS 25.0 15 15.0 21 21.0 24 24.0 24 24.0 23 23.0 - - 204.0 179.0
24 China Gong Lei OCS 25.0 17 17.0 20 20.0 22 22.0 OCS 25.0 16 16.0 22 22.0 23 23.0 21 21.0 24 24.0 - - 215.0 190.0

Legend: DNE – Non excludable disqualification; DNF – Did not finish; 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 Finn during the 2012 Summer Olympics

Notes [6][edit]

Ben Ainslie's gold postbox in Lymington

Ben Ainslie took his fifth consecutive sailing medal, and his fourth consecutive gold. However there was a heavy battle with Jonas Høgh Christensen of Denmark that was only decided at the last mark of the medal race. Ainslie and Høgh Christensen finally had an equal amount of point but Ainslie had a higher score in one of the races.

Dutchman Pieter-Jan Postma almost took the gold while Ainslie and Høgh Christensen were battling it out, but at the last buoy Postma hit the camera on the New Zealand boat and took a penalty lap, dropping him to 4th place.

Ainslie took over the position of Paul Elvstrøm as most successful Olympic sailor with one silver medal in 1996 (Laser) and fourth consecutive gold 2000 (Laser), 2004 (Finn), 2008 (Finn) and 2012 (Finn). Elvstrøm won the Firefly in 1948 and the Finn in 1952, 1956 and 1960.

Other information[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Notice of Race". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The 2012 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ For the medal race the top ten boats qualified. Each position scored double points. All medal races were sailed on course area Nothe in front of Weymouth.
  4. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Sailing Instructions". Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Provisional course assignment". 25 July 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Men's One Person Heavyweight Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 April 2014.