Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 470

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Women’s 470[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
470 dinghy.svg
Line drawing of the 470
Venue Qingdao International Sailing Centre
Dates First race: August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
Last race: August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
Competitors 38 from 19 nations
Teams 19 boats
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Elise Rechichi
Tessa Parkinson
 Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marcelien de Koning
Lobke Berkhout
 Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fernanda Oliveira
Isabel Swan
 Brazil
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Sailing at the
 2008 Summer Olympics 
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 470 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. 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 Orange  ●  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
Women’s 470 2 2 2 Spare
day
2 2 Spare
day

Course areas and course configurations [6][edit]

For the 470 course areas A (Yellow) and D (Orange) 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°1'10"N, 120°28'47"E) points to the center of the 0.75nm radius Orange 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 but the Women’s 470 competition was executed as scheduled.[7]

Final results[8][9][edit]

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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)  Australia Elise Rechichi Tessa Parkinson 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 3 3.0 2 2.0 9 18.0 52.0 43.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands Marcelien de Koning Lobke Berkhout 3 3.0 1 1.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 16 16.0 5 10.0 69.0 53.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil Fernanda Oliveira Isabel Swan 11 11.0 16 16.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 1 2.0 76.0 60.0
4  Israel Nike Kornecki Vered Buskila 8 8.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 19 19.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 11 11.0 15 15.0 2 4.0 85.0 66.0
5  Italy Giulia Conti Giovanna Micol 14 14.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 4 4.0 19 19.0 12 12.0 6 6.0 3 6.0 94.0 75.0
6  Great Britain Christina Bassadone Saskia Clark DSQ 20.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 15 15.0 13 13.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 5 5.0 4 8.0 102.0 82.0
7  Czech Republic Lenka Smidova Lenka Mrzilkova 6 6.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 11 11.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 7 14.0 95.0 83.0
8  Austria Sylvia Vogl Carolina Flatscher 9 9.0 DSQ 20.0 13 13.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 13 13.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 8 16.0 104.0 84.0
9  Germany Stefanie Rothweiler Vivien Kussatz 7 7.0 6 6.0 11 11.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 12 12.0 OCS 20.0 8 8.0 8 8.0 12 12.0 6 12.0 110.0 90.0
10  Spain Natalia Vía Dufresne Laia Tutzo 4 4.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 13 13.0 10 10.0 13 13.0 17 17.0 2 2.0 17 17.0 10 20.0 109.0 92.0
11  France Ingrid Petitjean Gwendolyn Lemaitre 1 1.0 11 11.0 16 16.0 8 8.0 17 17.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 9 9.0 13 13.0 9 9.0 - - 102.0 85.0
12  United States Amanda Clark Sara Mergenthaler 12 12.0 12 12.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 17 17.0 7 7.0 6 6.0 17 17.0 7 7.0 - - 106.0 89.0
13  Slovenia Vesna Dekleva Klara Maucec DSQ 20.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 16 16.0 12 12.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 18 18.0 14 14.0 3 3.0 - - 112.0 92.0
14  Japan Ai Kondo Naoko Kamata 13 13.0 15 15.0 14 14.0 15 15.0 14 14.0 1 1.0 12 12.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 13 13.0 - - 108.0 93.0
15  Sweden Therese Torgersson Vendela Santen 10 10.0 14 14.0 18 18.0 DSQ 20.0 19 19.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 - - 121.0 101.0
16  Argentina Maria Fernanda Sesto Consuelo Monsegur 16 16.0 18 18.0 17 17.0 12 12.0 10 10.0 16 16.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 - - 131.0 113.0
17  Switzerland Emmanuelle Rol Anne-Sophie Thilo 15 15.0 9 9.0 7 7.0 13 13.0 3 3.0 15 15.0 OCS 20.0 15 15.0 18 18.0 19 19.0 - - 134.0 114.0
18  China Wen Yimei Yu Chunyan 5 5.0 10 10.0 19 19.0 17 17.0 16 16.0 14 14.0 OCS 20.0 12 12.0 16 16.0 10 10.0 - - 139.0 119.0
19  Singapore Toh Liying Deborah Ong Huimin 17 17.0 17 17.0 15 15.0 18 18.0 18 18.0 18 18.0 OCS 20.0 16 16.0 19 19.0 18 18.0 - - 176.0 156.0

Legend: DSQ – Disqualified; 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 Women’s 470 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: Women's Two Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 March 2014.