Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – 5.5 Metre

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5.5 Metre
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Enoshima
Competitors 45 from 15 nations
Teams 65
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bill Northam
Peter O'Donnell
James Sargeant
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lars Thorn
Sture Stork
Arne Karlsson
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John J. McNamara
Francis Scully
Joseph Batchelder
 United States
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Sailing at the
 1964 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Finn Open
Flying Dutchman Open
Star Open
Dragon Open
5.5 Metre Open

The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 45 sailors, on 15 boats, from 15 nations competed.

Results[edit]

5.5 Metre insigna.png
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Yachtname Sail No. Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[1]
Total
-1
[2]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Bill Northam Mars symbol.svg (AUS) Peter O'Donnell Mars symbol.svg
James Sargeant Mars symbol.svg
Barrenjoey KA
14
1 1277 6 499 2 976 1 1277 DNF 101 1 1277 4 675 6082 5981
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Lars Thorn Mars symbol.svg (SWE) Arne Karlsson Mars symbol.svg
Sture Stork Mars symbol.svg
Rush VII S
37
4 675 4 675 4 675 4 675 1 1277 4 675 1 1277 5929 5254
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  John J. McNamara Mars symbol.svg (USA) Joseph Batchelder Mars symbol.svg
Francis Scully Mars symbol.svg
Bingo US
50
10 277 1 1277 1 1277 6 499 2 976 3 800 DNF 101 5207 5106
4  Agostino Straulino Mars symbol.svg (ITA) Bruno Petronio Mars symbol.svg
Massimo Minervin Mars symbol.svg
Grifone I
42
2 976 2 976 3 800 11 236 7 432 2 976 5 578 4974 4738
5  Fritz Kopperschmidt Mars symbol.svg (EUA) Herbert Reich Mars symbol.svg
Eckart Wagner Mars symbol.svg
Subbnboana G
12
14 131 8 374 6 499 DNF 101 4 675 5 578 3 800 3158 3057
6  Johan Gullichsen Mars symbol.svg (FIN) Peter Fazer Mars symbol.svg
Juhani Salovaara Mars symbol.svg
Chaje II L
24
6 499 5 578 9 323 5 578 5 578 8 374 7 432 3362 3039
7  Sandy MacDonald Mars symbol.svg (CAN) Douglas Woodward Mars symbol.svg
Bernard Skinner Mars symbol.svg
State VI KC
58
13 163 3 800 5 578 9 323 9 323 7 432 6 499 3118 2955
8  HrH Crownprince Harald Mars symbol.svg (NOR) Eirik Johannessen Mars symbol.svg
Stein Føyen Mars symbol.svg
Fram III N
27
7 432 9 323 7 432 2 976 10 277 9 323 8 374 3137 2860
9  Robert Symonette Mars symbol.svg (BAH) Roy Ramsay Mars symbol.svg
Percy Knowles Mars symbol.svg
John B BA
1
9 323 13 163 11 236 3 800 3 800 10 277 10 277 2876 2713
10  Paul Ramelet Mars symbol.svg (SUI) Roger Rouge Mars symbol.svg
Jean Graul Mars symbol.svg
Alain IV Z
45
3 800 DNF 101 13 163 DSQ 0 11 236 12 198 2 976 2474 2474
11  Robin Aisher Mars symbol.svg (GBR) Eric Denham Mars symbol.svg
Adrian Jardine Mars symbol.svg
Yeoman XII K
12
8 374 10 277 8 374 8 374 6 499 6 499 9 323 2720 2443
12  William Berntsen Mars symbol.svg (DEN) Aage Carl Christian Lassen Mars symbol.svg
Per Holm Mars symbol.svg
Web III D
11
5 578 7 432 12 198 10 277 8 374 13 163 11 236 2258 2095
13  Konstantin Alexandrov Mars symbol.svg (URS) Konstantin Melgunov Mars symbol.svg
Valentin Zamotaikin Mars symbol.svg
Druzhba SR
1
11 236 11[3] 217 10 277 7 432 12 198 11 236 12 198 1794 1596
14  Fujiya Matsumoto Mars symbol.svg (JPN) Masao Yoshida Mars symbol.svg
Takeshi Hagiwara Mars symbol.svg
Roy J
1
12 198 11[3] 217 14 131 12 198 13 163 14 131 13 163 1201 1070
15  Victor De La Lama Mars symbol.svg (MEX) Iker Belausteguigoitia Mars symbol.svg
Luis Aguilar Mars symbol.svg
Xolotl MX
1
15 101 14 131 15 101 13 163 14 131 15 101 14 131 859 758

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 5.5 Metre during the 1964 Summer Olympics

Conditions at Enoshima[edit]

Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Easterly course area was used for the 5.5 Metre.

Date Race Weather Wind direction Wind speed (m/s)
12-OCT-1964 I Cloudy ENE 0.4
13-OCT-1964 II Cloudy NNE 5.5
14-OCT-1964 III Cloudy N 12
15-OCT-1964 IV Fine N 8
19-OCT-1964 V Cloudy N 4.5
20-OCT-1964 VI Fine NNE 12
21-OCT-1964 VII Cloudy S 11

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1964 Olympic scoring system was used.
  2. ^ Total after applying discard.
  3. ^ a b The Soviet and the Japanese 5.5 Metre finished at exactly the same moment. Therefore they both got 11th place. Both got the average of 11th and 12th place points, being 217 points.

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