Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Star

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Men’s Star[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Star (keelboat).svg
Line drawing of the Star
Venue Qingdao International Sailing Centre
Dates First race: August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15)
Last race: August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21)
Competitors 32 from 16 nations
Teams 16 boats
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Iain Percy
Andrew Simpson
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Robert Scheidt
Bruno Prada
 Brazil
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fredrik Loof
Anders Ekstrom
 Sweden
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Sailing at the
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Sailing pictogram.svg
RS:X men women
Laser Radial women
Laser men
Finn open
470 men women
49er open
Tornado open
Yngling women
Star men

The Men's Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] Eleven races (last one a medal race) were scheduled and completed. 32 sailors, on 16 boats, from 16 nations competed.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4]

Race schedule[1][5][edit]

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Pink  ●  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
Men's Star 1 2 1 3 No
wind
3

Course areas and course configurations [6][edit]

For the Star course areas A (Yellow) and E (Pink) 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°2'44"N, 120°28'9"E) points to the center of the 0.75nm radius Pink course area. The target time for the course was about 60 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from several course configurations.

Outer courses[edit]

  • O1: Start – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – Finish
  • O2: Start – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – Finish
  • O3: Start – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – Finish

Inner courses[edit]

  • I1: Start – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – Finish
  • I2: Start – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – Finish
  • I3: Start – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – Finish

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. For the Star competition several races had to be postponed to the next day and the spare day had to be used.[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 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.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Iain Percy Andrew Simpson 7 7.0 13 13.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 5 10.0 58.0 45.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Brazil Robert Scheidt Bruno Prada 10 10.0 11 11.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 3 6.0 64.0 53.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden Fredrik Loof Anders Ekstrom 1 1.0 4 4.0 15 15.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 10 20.0 68.0 53.0
4  Poland Mateusz Kusznierewicz Dominik Zycki 5 5.0 6 6.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 13 13.0 1 2.0 72.0 59.0
5  Switzerland Flavio Marazzi Enrico De Maria 9 9.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 2 4.0 70.0 59.0
6  France Xavier Rohart Pascal Rambeau 12 12.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 9 18.0 81.0 69.0
7  Germany Marc Pickel Ingo Borkowski 2 2.0 14 14.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 14 14.0 10 10.0 6 6.0 10 10.0 4 8.0 84.0 70.0
8  Portugal Afonso Domingos Bernardo Santos 3 3.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 OCS 17.0 13 13.0 3 3.0 5 5.0 7 7.0 7 7.0 9 9.0 6 12.0 89.0 72.0
9  New Zealand Hamish Pepper Carl Williams 4 4.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 12 12.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 7 14.0 93.0 80.0
10  Italy Diego Negri Luigi Viale 13 13.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 7 7.0 11 11.0 7 7.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 13 13.0 5 5.0 8 16.0 105.0 92.0
11  United States John Dane III Austin Sperry 8 8.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 15 15.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 - - 102.0 86.0
12  Austria Hans Spitzauer Christian Nehammer 14 14.0 10 10.0 11 11.0 6 6.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 14 14.0 - - 101.0 87.0
13  Ireland Peter O'Leary Stephen Milne 6 6.0 12 12.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 12 12.0 13 13.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 - - 104.0 91.0
14  Australia Iain Murray Andrew Palfrey 11 11.0 15 15.0 13 13.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 11 11.0 10 10.0 12 12.0 14 14.0 8 8.0 - - 111.0 96.0
15  Croatia Marin Lovrovic Jr Sinisa Mikulicic 15 15.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 13 13.0 4 4.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 15 15.0 - - 113.0 98.0
16  China Li Hongquan Wang He 16 16.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 14 14.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 15 15.0 15 15.0 16 16.0 16 16.0 - - 156.0 140.0

Legend: OCSOn the course side of the starting line;
QUA
– Qualified for next phase;
Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the Star during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

Other information[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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: Men's Two Person Keelboat". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.