Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Finn

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Finn
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Venue Port Phillip
Dates 26–30 November and
3–5 December
Competitors 20 from 20 nations
Teams 20
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Elvström  Denmark
2nd, silver medalist(s) Andre Nelis  Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Marvin  United States
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Sailing at the
 1956 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Finn Open
12 m2 Sharpie Open
Star Open
Dragon Open
5.5 Metre Open

The Finn was a sailing event at the Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics program on Port Phillip. Seven races were scheduled. 20 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed.

Results[edit]

Finn insigna.png
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Race I Race II Race III Race IV[1] Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[2]
Total
-1
[3]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Paul Elvstrøm Mars symbol.svg (DEN) 1 1402 8 499 15 226 1 1402 1 1402 1 1402 1 1402 7735 7509
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Andre Nelis Mars symbol.svg (BEL) 6 624 1 1402 DNF 0 2 1101 2 1101 3 925 2 1101 6254 6254
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  John Marvin Mars symbol.svg (USA) 2 1101 2 1101 8 499 3 925 3 925 2 1101 4 800 6452 5953
4  Jurgen Vogler Mars symbol.svg (EUA) DNF 0 3 925 2 1101 9 448 DNF 0 4 800 3 925 4199 4199
5  Rickard Sarby Mars symbol.svg (SWE) 3 925 5 703 12 323 7 557 6 624 6 624 7 557 4313 3990
6  Eric Bongers Mars symbol.svg (RSA) 12 323 12 323 1 1402 4 800 DNF 0 5 703 11 361 3912 3912
7  Adelchi Pelaschiar Mars symbol.svg (ITA) 7 557 16 198 3 925 6 624 10 402 8 499 10 402 3607 3409
8  Bruce Kirby Mars symbol.svg (CAN) 5 703 17 172 6 624 10 402 8 499 11 361 6 624 3385 3213
9  Kenneth Harrison Albury Mars symbol.svg (BAH) 15 226 9 448 16 198 5 703 4 800 7 557 9 448 3380 3182
10  Colin Stirling Ryrie Mars symbol.svg (AUS) 4 800 13 288 11 361 DNF 0 7 557 14 256 5 703 2965 2965
11  Richard Pearson Creagh-Osborne Mars symbol.svg (GBR) 8 499 6 624 7 557 8 499 DNF 0 9 448 15 226 2853 2853
12  Yury Shavrin Mars symbol.svg (URS) 10 402 10 402 5 703 15 226 14 256 10 402 8 499 2890 2664
13  Didier Poissant Mars symbol.svg (FRA) 11 361 7 557 4 800 13 288 12 323 15 226 16 198 2753 2555
14  Jack Snowden Mars symbol.svg (SIN) 13 288 4 800 14 256 11 361 11 361 16 198 13 288 2552 2354
15  Wolfgang Erndl Mars symbol.svg (AUT) 14 256 15 226 10 402 DNF 0 5 703 DNF 0 12 323 1910 1910
16  John Somers Payne Mars symbol.svg (IRL) 9 448 DNF 0 9 448 12 323 13 288 12 323 DNF 0 1830 1830
17  Joaquim Roderbourg Mars symbol.svg (BRA) 16 198 11 361 DNF 0 14 256 9 448 DNF 0 14 256 1519 1519
18  Esteban Luis Berisso Mars symbol.svg (ARG) 18 147 14 256 13 288 16 198 15 226 13 288 DNF 0 1403 1403
19  U. Maung Maung Lwin Mars symbol.svg (BIR) 17 172 18 147 17 172 17 172 17 172 17 172 18 147 1154 1007
20  Nesbit Christopher Bentley Mars symbol.svg (FIJ) DNF 0 19 123 18 147 18 147 16 198 18 147 17 172 934 934

DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified
Mars symbol.svg = Male, Venus symbol.svg = Female

Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the Finn during the 1956 Summer Olympics

Conditions on Port Phillip[edit]

Three race areas were needed during the Olympics on Port Phillip. Each of the classes used the same scoring system. The southern course was used for the Finn.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bad weather on the 29th made it necessary to postpone the races till the 30 November.
  2. ^ The 1956 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ Total after applying discard.

References[edit]