Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Tornado

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Mixed Tornado[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Tornado catamaran.svg
Line drawing of the Tornado
Venue Qingdao International Sailing Centre
Dates First race: August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15)
Last race: August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21)
Competitors 30 from 15 nations
Teams 15 boats
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Antón Paz
Fernando Echávarri
 Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Darren Bundock
Glenn Ashby
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Santiago Lange
Carlos Espínola
 Argentina
← 2004

The Mixed Tornado 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. 30 sailors, on 15 boats, from 15 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
Mixed Tornado 1 2 1 3 No
wind
3

Course areas and course configurations [6][edit]

For the Tornado 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.

Windward-leeward courses[edit]

  • W2: Start – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – Finish
  • W3: Start – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – Finish
  • W4: Start – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – 4s/4p – 1 – 1a – 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 Tornado 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)  Spain Fernando Echávarri Mars symbol.svg Antón Paz Mars symbol.svg 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 4 8.0 57.0 44.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia Darren Bundock Mars symbol.svg Glenn Ashby Mars symbol.svg 5 5.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 5 10.0 58.0 49.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Argentina Santiago Lange Mars symbol.svg Carlos Espínola Mars symbol.svg 13 13.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 6 12.0 69.0 56.0
4  Canada Oskar Johansson Mars symbol.svg Kevin Stittle Mars symbol.svg 8 8.0 3 3.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 15 15.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 2 4.0 76.0 61.0
5  Netherlands Mitch Booth Mars symbol.svg Pim Nieuwenhuis Mars symbol.svg 3 3.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 11 11.0 10 10.0 3 6.0 77.0 64.0
6  Great Britain Leigh McMillan Mars symbol.svg Will Howden Mars symbol.svg 6 6.0 8 8.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 14 14.0 7 7.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 12 12.0 1 2.0 82.0 68.0
7  Italy Francesco Marcolini Mars symbol.svg Edoardo Bianchi Mars symbol.svg 15 15.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 8 8.0 6 6.0 8 16.0 89.0 74.0
8  Germany Johannes Polgar Mars symbol.svg Florian Spalteholz Mars symbol.svg 10 10.0 7 7.0 11 11.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 13 13.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 22 22.0 87.0 74.0
9  Austria Roman Hagara Mars symbol.svg Hans Peter Steinacher Mars symbol.svg 12 12.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 10 10.0 11 11.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 5 5.0 7 14.0 96.0 82.0
10  Greece Iordanis Paschalidis Mars symbol.svg Konstantinos Trigonis Mars symbol.svg 2 2.0 5 5.0 12 12.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 6 6.0 13 13.0 22 22.0 95.0 82.0
11  France Xavier Revil Mars symbol.svg Christophe Espagnon Mars symbol.svg 7 7.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 DNC 16.0 9 9.0 10 10.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 7 7.0 - - 85.0 69.0
12  Belgium Carolijn Brouwer Venus symbol.svg Sébastien Godefroid Mars symbol.svg 11 11.0 11 11.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 13 13.0 6 6.0 DNF 16.0 9 9.0 - - 88.0 72.0
13  Ukraine Pavlo Kalynchev Mars symbol.svg Andriy Shafranyuk Mars symbol.svg 4 4.0 15 15.0 6 6.0 13 13.0 15 15.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 14 14.0 13 13.0 11 11.0 - - 114.0 99.0
14  China Luo Youjia Mars symbol.svg Chen Xiuke Mars symbol.svg 9 9.0 14 14.0 OCS 16.0 DNF 16.0 13 13.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 5 5.0 12 12.0 14 14.0 - - 118.0 102.0
15  United States John Lovell Mars symbol.svg Charlie Ogletree Mars symbol.svg 14 14.0 12 12.0 7 7.0 11 11.0 12 12.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 15 15.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 - - 129.0 114.0

Legend:      – Qualified for next phase; DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNF – Did not finish; 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 Tornado 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: Mixed Multihull". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.