Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Star

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Star[1]
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Star 1968 - 1996 Configuration.svg
Line drawing of the Star
(1968 - 1996 Configuration)
Venue Kiel-Schilksee (Olympiazentrum)
Dates First race: August 29, 1972 (1972-08-29)
Last race: September 8, 1972 (1972-09-08)
Competitors 36 from 18 nations
Teams 18
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    West Germany
«1968 1980»
Sailing at the
 1972 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Finn Open
Flying Dutchman Open
Tempest Open
Star Open
Soling Open
Dragon Open


The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Kiel-Schilksee. Seven races were scheduled and completed. 36 sailors, on 18 boats, from 18 nation competed.[2]

Race schedule[3][edit]

Due to the interruption of the Games on 6 September 1972, the race was postponed till 7 September. Then the race conditions were unsuitable. Heavy fog and poor wind conditions made it not possible to race until September 8. Also the medal ceremony was also postponed until 8 September.

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date August September
26th
Sat
27th
Sun
28th
Mon
29th
Tue
30th
Wed
31st
Thu
1st
Fri
2nd
Sat
3rd
Sun
4th
Mon
5th
Tue
6th
Wed
7th
Thu
8th
Fri
9th
Sat
10th
Sun
11th
Mon
Star (planning) Spare
day
Spare
day
Spare
day
Spare
day
Star (actual) Spare
day
Spare
day
Fog

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the Star course area B(ravo) was used. The location (54°30'30'’N, 10°13'00'’E) points to the center of the 2 nm radius circle.[1][4] The distance between mark 1 and 3 was about 2nm.

Weather conditions[edit]

Final results[5][edit]

Star insigna.png
Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Total

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st Australia David Forbes Mars symbol.svg John Anderson Mars symbol.svg 3 5.7 8 14.0 2 3.0 3 5.7 4 8.0 1 0.0 3 5.7 42.1 28.1
2nd Sweden Pelle Petterson Mars symbol.svg Stellan Westerdahl Mars symbol.svg 2 3.0 7 13.0 1 0.0 4 8.0 5 10.0 18 24 5 10.0 68.0 44.0
3rd West Germany Wilhelm Kuhweide Mars symbol.svg Karsten Meyer Mars symbol.svg 4 8.0 3 5.7 11 17.0 2 3.0 6 11.7 4 8.0 4 8.0 68.0 44.0
4 Brazil Jörg Bruder Mars symbol.svg Jan Willem Aten Mars symbol.svg 6 11.7 10 16.0 8 14.0 5 10.0 1 0.0 2 3.0 8 14.0 68.7 52.7
5 Italy Flavio Scala Mars symbol.svg Mauro Testa Mars symbol.svg 5 10.0 6 11.7 3 5.7 10 16.0 13 19.0 9 15.0 1 0.0 77.4 58.4
6 Portugal Antonio Mardel Correia Mars symbol.svg Ulrich Henrique Anjos Mars symbol.svg 10 16.0 4 8.0 6 11.7 11 17.0 3 5.7 5 10.0 17 23.0 91.4 68.4
7 Great Britain Stuart Jardine Mars symbol.svg John Wastall Mars symbol.svg 1 0.0 13 19.0 4 8.0 6 11.7 11 17.0 10 16.0 10 16.0 87.7 68.7
8 Hungary András Gosztonyi Mars symbol.svg György Holovits Mars symbol.svg 16 22.0 5 10.0 7 13.0 13 19.0 9 15.0 8 14.0 2 3.0 98.0 76.0
9 Soviet Union Boris Budnikov Mars symbol.svg Vladimir Vassiliev Mars symbol.svg 7 13.0 1 0.0 DSQ 26.0 14 20.0 8 16.0 14 20.0 9 15.0 102.0 76.0
10 United States Alan Holt Mars symbol.svg Richard Gates Mars symbol.svg 13 19.0 DSQ 26.0 13 19.0 7 13.0 2 3.0 12 18.0 11 17.0 115.0 89.0
11 Austria Manfred Stelzl Mars symbol.svg Peter Luschan Mars symbol.svg 8 16.0 15 21.0 5 10.0 15 21.0 7 13.0 7 13.0 18 24.0 116.0 92.0
12 Canada Ian Bruce Mars symbol.svg Peter Björn Mars symbol.svg 9 15.0 12 18.0 16 22.0 1 0.0 15 21.0 15 21.0 13 19.0 116.0 94.0
13 Bahamas Durward Knowles Mars symbol.svg Montague Roscoe Higgs Mars symbol.svg 12 18.0 2 3.0 10 16.0 12 18.0 DNF 24.0 16 22.0 14 20.0 121.0 97.0
14 Switzerland Edwin Bernet Mars symbol.svg Rolf Amrein Mars symbol.svg DSQ 26.0 16 22.0 9 15.0 14 20.0 10 16.0 3 5.7 15 21.0 125.7 99.7
15 Norway Bjørn Lofterød Mars symbol.svg Odd Roar Lofterød Mars symbol.svg 14 20.0 14 20.0 12 18.0 9 15.0 12 18.0 11 17.0 7 13.0 121.0 101.0
16 Virgin Islands Kenith Klein Mars symbol.svg Peter B. Jackson Mars symbol.svg 11 17.0 11 17.0 17 23.0 17 23.0 14 20.0 6 11.7 12 18.0 129.7 106.7
17 East Germany Herbert Weichert Mars symbol.svg Hans–Joachim Lange Mars symbol.svg 15 21.0 9 15.0 14 20.0 DNF 24.0 16 22.0 13 19.0 6 11.7 132.7 108.7
18 Argentina Guillermo Calegari Mars symbol.svg Luis Hector Schenone Mars symbol.svg 17 23.0 17 23.0 15 21.0 16 22.0 17 23.0 17 23.0 16 22.0 167.0 134.0

Legend: DSQ – Disqualified;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.

Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the Star during the 1972 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

Other information[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 1 The organization" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 147. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ The 1972 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 1 The organization" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 146. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  4. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 2 The constructions" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 211. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  5. ^ (ed.) Kunze, Herbert (1974). "The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972, Volume 3 The competitions" (PDF). Munich: proSport. p. 505. Retrieved 5 March 2014.