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Munich 1972

Munich 1972

Opening Date

26 Aug 1972

Closing Date

11 Sep 1972

Country of the host city

Federal Republic of Germany

Candidate cities

Detroit (USA), Madrid (ESP) and Montreal (CAN)

Information

If Japan had set a standard for facilities then the German exceeded it. The main Games were in Munich this time but Kiel hosted the yachting as it had done in 1936. "The world's most complete regatta site," was how American Dick Rose described it. The USA won three medals. Germany needed impressive facilities as it had to cater for 152 boats from 42 nations. The Schilksee facility remains in use today, the high-rise athletes' village now private apartments. In fact, Schilksee had all the paraphernalia of a contemporary venue, including perimeter fencing.

The number of classes grew from five to six for the first time since 1948. And for the one first time, they were all one-design classes. Out went the 5.5-metre and in came the two- person planning keelboat, the Tempest, and the three-man keelboat, the Soling. Its first ever gold medallist was Buddy Melges, adding to his 1964 bronze in the FD, and sailing with Bill Bentsen and William Allen. Having won the American trials in a breezy San Francisco Bay, he made short work of the sub-10 knots conditions in Kiel. Rodney Pattisson proved he was Flying Dutchman king, with a second successive gold. On the podium with him was West German Uli Libor who added a bronze to his 1968 silver.

In between them were France's Pajot brothers, Yves and Mark, the latter to go to huge solo multihulls success in the 1980s plus three America's Cup campaigns. East German Paul Borowski mirrored Libor's tally, adding silver to his 1968 bronze in the Dragons, a class won by Australia's John Cuneo, a four time 12-Square Metre Sharpie champion who had moved on through the 505 and 5.5-Metre classes. Australia was not a hotbed for the Dragon class, neither was it for the Star, yet fellow Aussie David Forbes won that too from Sweden's Pelle Petterson, later to design, skipper and steer his country's first America's Cup boat in 1980 and create the Maxi range of production boats.

Elvstrom, eager for a fifth gold left the Soling competition half way through the regatta. Mankin won gold number two, having moved from the Finn to the Tempest, his boat the only one in the USSR.

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Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1972
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date29 August 1972
End Date8 September 1972
ISAF IDFRG197208LOG
VenueKiel
CountryFederal Republic of Germany (1950)
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DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
Fleet racing Open Dragon W view
Fleet racing Open Finn W view
Fleet racing Open Flying Dutchman W view
Fleet racing Open Soling W view
Fleet racing Open Star W view
Fleet racing Open Tempest W view
1972 Munich Olympic Games Sailing Competition29 Aug 1972 - 08 Sep 1972
Fleet racing - Open - Soling
Position Nation Sail Number Net Points Total Points Crew
1USA
USA
USA
n/aHarry Clemens MELGES II
William Bruce BENTSEN
William Charles ALLEN
2SWE
SWE
SWE
n/aStig WENNERSTRÖM
Bo KNAPE
Stefan KROOK
3CAN
CAN
CAN
n/aDavid Sidney MILLER
John EKELS
Paul COTE
4FRA
FRA
FRA
n/aJean-marie LE GUILLOU
Bernard DRUBAY
Jean Yves PELLERIN
5GBR
GBR
GBR
n/aJohn Digby Athol OAKELEY
Charles Lewis REYNOLDS
Barry Dunning
6BRA
BRA
BRA
n/aAxel PREBEN-SCHMIDT
Patrick Motte MASCARENHAS
Erik Oluf PREBEN-SCHMIDT
7URS
URS
URS
n/aTimir PINEGIN
Valentin ZAMOTAIKIN
Rais GALIMOV
8POL
POL
POL
n/aZygfryd PERLICKI
Josef BLASZCZYK
Stefan STEFANSKI
9ESP
ESP
ESP
n/aRamon BALCELLS RODON
Ramon BALCELLS COMAS
Juan LLORT
10NOR
NOR
NOR
n/aKing Harald V of Norway
Eirik JOHANNESSEN
Rolf LUND
11FRG
FRG
FRG
n/aNorbert WAGNER
Hans-joachim BERNDT
Friedrich (fritz) MAY
12FIN
FIN
FIN
n/aPeter TALLBERG
Johan Julius TALLBERG
Arndt Johan NORRGARD
13DEN
DEN
DEN
n/aPaul Bert ELVSTRÖM
Valdemar BANDOLOWSKI
Jan KJAERULFF
14GDR
GDR
GDR
n/aRoland SCHWARZ
Werner CHRISTOPH
Lothar KOEPSEL
15BER
BER
BER
n/aEdmund Kirkland COOPER
Alexander COOPER
Beverly WALKER
16AUS
AUS
AUS
n/aRobert MILLER
Dennis O'NEIL
Klaas BERKELEY
17AUT
AUT
AUT
n/aUlrich STROHSCHNEIDER
Peter DENZEL
Robert HASCHKA
18BEL
BEL
BEL
n/aDirk DE BOCK
Charles DE BONDSRIDDER
Walter HAVERHAELS
19ITA
ITA
ITA
n/aGiuseppe MILONE
Roberto MOTTOLA DI AMATO
Antonio OLIVIERO
20SUI
SUI
SUI
n/aRonni PIEPER
Hans GUT
Peter GERBER
21NZL
NZL
NZL
n/aStephen MARTEN
Cornelius LINTON
John SCHOLES
22ARG
ARG
ARG
n/aRicardo Manuel BONEO
Hector Oscar CAMPOS
Pedro FERRERO
23MEX
MEX
MEX
n/aArmando BAUCHE
Daniel ESCALANTE
Esteban GERARD
24ISV
ISV
ISV
n/aRichard HOLMBERG
David JONES
David KELLY
25BAH
BAH
BAH
n/aRobert Hallam SYMONETTE
Roland Craig SYMONETTE
Percival Andrew KNOWLES
26PHI
PHI
n/aAlfonso QUA
Ambrosio J.n. SANTOS
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