Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – 49er

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Mixed 49er[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
49er skiff.svg
Line drawing of the 49er
VenueQingdao International Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: August 9, 2008 (2008-08-09)
Last race: August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)
Competitors38 from 19 nations
Teams19 boats
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jonas Warrer
Martin Kirketerp Ibsen
 Denmark
2nd, silver medalist(s) Iker Martínez
Xabier Fernández
 Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jan Peter Peckolt
Hannes Peckolt
 Germany
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The Mixed 49er was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] 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.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4]

Race schedule[1][5][edit]

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Red  ●  Medal race on Yellow
Date August
7
Thu
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
Sun
11
Mon
12
Tue
13
Wed
14
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Mon
19
Tue
20
Wed
21
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
Mixed 49er 3 3 Spare
day
3 No
wind
No
wind
3

Course areas and course configurations [6][edit]

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.

Windward-Leeward courses[edit]

  • 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

Weather conditions[edit]

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.[7]

Final results[8][9][edit]

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

discard
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Denmark Jonas Warrer Mars symbol.svg Martin Kirketerp Ibsen Mars symbol.svg 2 2.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 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
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Spain Iker Martínez Mars symbol.svg Xabier Fernández Mars symbol.svg 1 1.0 10 10.0 17 17.0 2 2.0 OCS 20.0 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
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany Jan Peter Peckolt Mars symbol.svg Hannes Peckolt Mars symbol.svg 15 15.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Gianfranco Sibello Mars symbol.svg 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 17 17.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 4 8.0 83.0 66.0
5  Australia Nathan Outteridge Mars symbol.svg Ben Austin Mars symbol.svg DSQ 20.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Chris Rast Mars symbol.svg 5 5.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Rodrigo Duarte Mars symbol.svg 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 13 13.0 8 16.0 112.0 99.0
8  Austria Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth Mars symbol.svg Nikolaus Resch Mars symbol.svg 9 9.0 2 2.0 14 14.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Ben Rhodes Mars symbol.svg 4 4.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 OCS 20.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Yann Rocherieux Mars symbol.svg 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 17 17.0 5 10.0 126.0 109.0
11  Portugal Jorge Lima Mars symbol.svg Francisco Andrade Mars symbol.svg 12 12.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 11 11.0 4 4.0 DNC 20.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Yukio Makino Mars symbol.svg 8 8.0 17 17.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Frode Bovim Mars symbol.svg 11 11.0 13 13.0 18 18.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Ben Remocker Mars symbol.svg 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 18 18.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 - - 152.0 134.0
15  Ukraine Rodion Luka Mars symbol.svg George Leonchuk Mars symbol.svg 6 6.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 15 15.0 DSQ 20.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Krzysztof Kiekowski Mars symbol.svg 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 19 19.0 6 6.0 - - 166.0 147.0
17  Croatia Pavle Kostov Mars symbol.svg Petar Cupac Mars symbol.svg 14 14.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 18 18.0 OCS 20.0 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 Mars symbol.svg Kalle Torlén Mars symbol.svg 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 OCS 20.0 - - 183.0 163.0
19  China Li Fei Mars symbol.svg Hu Xianqiang Mars symbol.svg 17 17.0 19 19.0 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; OCSOn the course side of the starting line;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 49er during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

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.[10]

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.[11][12]

Other information[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  • "Beijing 2008". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume II Ceremonies and Competitions: Celebration of the Games (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume I Bid Documents and Analysis: Passion behind the Bid (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ The 2008 Olympic scoring system was used.
  4. ^ For the medal race the top ten boats qualified. Each position scored double points. All medal races were sailed on course area Yellow in front of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre.
  5. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume III Preparation for the Games: New Beijing Great Olympics (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition: Sailing Instructions" (PDF). International Sailing Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Qingdao Report - Luke Van Der Kamp" (PDF). Team GBR. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  8. ^ Official Results book Part 3 (Sailing) (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Mixed Skiff". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Spain fails in fresh Dane protest". Sport: Olympics. BBC. 19 August 2008.
  11. ^ "Guld til 49'eren - dr.dk/Sporten/OL2008". Dr.dk. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  12. ^ "Hrvatskim jedriličarima nagrada za fair play". tportal. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2012.