Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – 49er
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Line drawing of the 49er
|Venue||Qingdao International Sailing Centre|
|Dates||First race: August 9, 2008|
Last race: August 17, 2008
|Competitors||38 from 19 nations|
|Sailing at the|
2008 Summer Olympics
The Mixed 49er was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre. Sixteen races (last one a medal race) were scheduled. Only thirteen races were completed including the medal race due to lack of wind. 38 sailors, on 19 boats, from 19 nations competed. Ten boats qualified for the medal race.
|●||Practice race||●||Race on Yellow||●||Race on Red||●||Medal race on Yellow|
|Mixed 49er||●||3||3|| Spare
For the 49er course areas A (Yellow) and E (Red) 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°2'21"N, 120°25'32"E) points to the center of the 0.6nm radius Red course area. The target time for the course was about 30 minutes for all races. The race management could choose from several lengths of the course configuration.
- 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
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. Due to lack of wind (< 1.6 knots) one racing day had to be cancelled and the medal race needed to be postponed to the next day.
|Rank||Country||Helmsman||Crew||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Race 9||Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Medalrace||Total||Total|
|Denmark||Jonas Warrer||Martin Kirketerp Ibsen||2||2.0||4||4.0||4||4.0||2||2.0||3||3.0||4||4.0||2||2.0||9||9.0||2||2.0||7||7.0||8||8.0||7||14.0||71.0||61.0|
|Spain||Iker Martínez||Xabier Fernández||1||1.0||10||10.0||17||17.0||2||2.0||5||5.0||7||7.0||10||10.0||3||3.0||4||4.0||1||1.0||2||2.0||1||2.0||84.0||64.0|
|Germany||Jan Peter Peckolt||Hannes Peckolt||6||6.0||11||11.0||6||6.0||3||3.0||2||2.0||2||2.0||12||12.0||4||4.0||5||5.0||4||4.0||7||7.0||2||4.0||81.0||66.0|
|4||Italy||Pietro Sibello||Gianfranco Sibello||3||3.0||9||9.0||1||1.0||1||1.0||6||6.0||9||9.0||3||3.0||8||8.0||12||12.0||3||3.0||3||3.0||4||8.0||83.0||66.0|
|5||Australia||Nathan Outteridge||Ben Austin||1||1.0||7||7.0||3||3.0||1||1.0||1||1.0||6||6.0||4||4.0||6||6.0||12||12.0||2||2.0||18||18.0||6||12.0||93.0||73.0|
|6||United States||Tim Wadlow||Chris Rast||5||5.0||14||14.0||15||15.0||5||5.0||10||10.0||1||1.0||1||1.0||1||1.0||3||3.0||8||8.0||4||4.0||DNF||22.0||105.0||89.0|
|7||Brazil||André Fonseca||Rodrigo Duarte||10||10.0||5||5.0||8||8.0||9||9.0||9||9.0||4||4.0||12||12.0||5||5.0||11||11.0||1||1.0||9||9.0||8||16.0||112.0||99.0|
|8||Austria||Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth||Nikolaus Resch||9||9.0||2||2.0||8||8.0||13||13.0||7||7.0||5||5.0||7||7.0||7||7.0||13||13.0||5||5.0||1||1.0||DNF||22.0||113.0||99.0|
|9||Great Britain||Stevie Morrison||Ben Rhodes||4||4.0||3||3.0||5||5.0||14||14.0||14||14.0||15||15.0||3||3.0||2||2.0||8||8.0||11||11.0||15||15.0||3||6.0||120.0||100.0|
|10||France||Emmanuel Dyen||Yann Rocherieux||7||7.0||8||8.0||4||4.0||5||5.0||11||11.0||13||13.0||11||11.0||13||13.0||14||14.0||7||7.0||6||6.0||5||10.0||126.0||109.0|
|11||Portugal||Jorge Lima||Francisco Andrade||12||12.0||7||7.0||9||9.0||11||11.0||4||4.0||10||10.0||6||6.0||5||5.0||11||11.0||13||13.0||12||12.0||-||-||120.0||100.0|
|12||Japan||Akira Ishibashi||Yukio Makino||8||8.0||3||3.0||13||13.0||8||8.0||12||12.0||8||8.0||9||9.0||17||17.0||6||6.0||14||14.0||5||5.0||-||-||120.0||103.0|
|13||Norway||Christopher Gundersen||Frode Bovim||11||11.0||13||13.0||7||7.0||10||10.0||8||8.0||14||14.0||11||11.0||13||13.0||19||19.0||12||12.0||11||11.0||-||-||147.0||128.0|
|14||Canada||Gordon Cook||Ben Remocker||13||13.0||12||12.0||13||13.0||10||10.0||7||7.0||6||6.0||16||16.0||16||16.0||10||10.0||15||15.0||16||16.0||-||-||152.0||134.0|
|15||Ukraine||Rodion Luka||George Leonchuk||6||6.0||11||11.0||12||12.0||15||15.0||OCS||20.0||13||13.0||15||15.0||8||8.0||15||15.0||10||10.0||14||14.0||-||-||159.0||139.0|
|16||Poland||Marcin Czajkowski||Krzysztof Kiekowski||18||18.0||15||15.0||6||6.0||12||12.0||15||15.0||14||14.0||18||18.0||18||18.0||16||16.0||9||9.0||6||6.0||-||-||166.0||147.0|
|17||Croatia||Pavle Kostov||Petar Cupac||14||14.0||16||16.0||16||16.0||18||18.0||11||11.0||9||9.0||19||19.0||18||18.0||10||10.0||17||17.0||10||10.0||-||-||178.0||158.0|
|18||Sweden||Jonas Lindberg||Kalle Torlén||16||16.0||18||18.0||2||2.0||17||17.0||12||12.0||16||16.0||17||17.0||14||14.0||19||19.0||16||16.0||16||16.0||-||-||183.0||163.0|
|19||China||Li Fei||Hu Xianqiang||17||17.0||19||19.0||19||19.0||16||16.0||17||17.0||15||15.0||17||17.0||15||15.0||14||14.0||18||18.0||9||9.0||-||-||195.0||176.0|
Legend: – Qualified for next phase;DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNF – Did not finish; DSQ – Disqualified; OCS – On the course side of the starting line;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.
The Danish team of Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen, who won the gold medal, almost failed to make it to the start of the Medal race, when their mast split shortly before the start. The Croatian team—who had not made the final race—donated their boat to the Danish team to use in the final, and the Danes subsequently went on to win Gold. The Spanish team filed a protest against the win due to the boat change, but the protest was dismissed and the race results stand. The protest was promoted to the International Olympic Committee but was again dismissed. A third protest was promoted by Italy and Spain to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which was also dismissed.
Pavle Kostov, Petar Cupać and their coach Ivan Bulaja were rewarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for lending their boat to Danes Jonas Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen whose mast had broken shortly before the start of their race. The Danes went on to win a gold medal.
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