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Rome 1960

Rome 1960

Opening Date

25 Aug 1960

Closing Date

11 Sep 1960

Country of the host city

Italy

Candidate cities

Lausanne (SUI), Detroit (USA), Budapest (HUN), Brussels (BEL), Mexico City (MEX) and Tokyo (JPN)

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A return to Europe saw the greatest distribution of medals among the sailing nations. For the first time since 1900, not country won more than one gold with 15 medals shared by 11 nations. Denmark finished with three, a gold and two silver; the USSR a gold and silver; the USA a gold and bronze. Belgian Andre Nelis won bronze in the Finn to add to the silver he'd won four years before. Timir Pinegin's gold in the Star was the USSR's first in sailing, his boat built by Skip Etchells in Old Greenwich Connecticut, USA.

Elvstrom won his third gold in the Finn and fourth successive gold; an achievement still without compare. Greece issued a stamp to commemorate Crown Prince Constantine's victory in the Dragons, settled with a fourth in the seventh and final race. It was his country's first-ever yachting medal and, remarkably the 20-year old prince had sailed the class only since February. His mother, Queen Fredericka, embraced her son at the close of the competition and then playfully pushed him into the water in front of King Paul. Constantine's grandfather had been one of those who worked tirelessly with de Coubertin to bring the modern Olympics to life.

Though Rome was host city, the sailing event took place in the south in the Bay of Naples. The 5.5-Metres were won by American George O'Day, a former Harvard football player, and later a famous boat maker. O'Day had won the US trials in an Einar Ohlson-designed boat but when she was destroyed by a runaway truck, her purchased Minotaur, designed by Ray Hunt, who was the father of his bowman. O'Day scored five 1sts and two 2nds. Peder Lunde Jr, scion of Norway's most famous family, won gold in the newly introduced Flying Dutchman two-man dinghy with Hans Fogh, then sailing for Denmark before his move to Canada, taking the silver.

ISAF Olympic News
Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1960
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date29 August 1960
End Date7 September 1960
ISAF IDITA196008GUH
VenueNaples
CountryItaly
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DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
Fleet racing Open 5.5 Metre W view
Fleet racing Open Dragon W view
Fleet racing Men Finn W view
Fleet racing Open Flying Dutchman W view
Fleet racing Open Star W view
Results
Fleet racing - Open - Dragon
Position Nation Sail Number Crew
1GRE
GRE
GRE
n/a H.R.H.KONSTANTIN OF GREECE
Odysseus ESKIDIOGLOU
Georgios ZAIMIS
2ARG
ARG
ARG
n/aJorge Alberto SALAS CHAVES
Hector CALEGARIS
Jorge Alberto DEL RIO SALAS
3ITA
ITA
ITA
n/aAntonio COSENTINO
Antonio CICILIANO
Giulio DE STEFANO
4NOR
NOR
NOR
n/aOivind CHRISTENSEN
Arild E. AMUNDSEN
Carl Otto SVAE
5CAN
CAN
CAN
n/aSamuel A. MCDONALD
Lynn Alexander WATTERS
Gordon NORTON
6DEN
DEN
DEN
n/aAage BIRCH
Paul Lindemark JORGENSEN
Niels Peter MARKUSSEN
7GBR
GBR
GBR
n/aGraham Hargrave MANN
Jonathan Janson
Ian Morton HANNAY
8EUA
EUA
EUA
n/aHans RAVENBORG
Gunther BENECKE
Peter REBIEN
9POR
POR
POR
n/aCarlos Francisco R. FERREIRA
Goncalo Dinis P. MELLO
Joaquim Ferreira P. BASTO
10USA
USA
USA
n/aEugene Henry Iii WALET
Allen Wilford Jr. MCCLURE
Claude Lazard Ii KOHLER
11AUS
AUS
AUS
n/aHarold BROOKE
John Malcolm COON
Alan John CAIN
12IRL
IRL
IRL
n/aArthur James MOONEY
Robert BENSON
David RYDER
13NED
NED
NED
n/aWillem Paul VAN DUYL
Abraham Everardus DUDOK VAN HEEL
Jacob Ralph VAN DEN BERG
14FRA
FRA
FRA
n/aJean PEYTEL
Francois THIERRY-MIEG
Philippe REINHART
15BER
BER
BER
n/aHoward Brownlow EVE
James Wasson KEMPE
Richard Hoshing MASTERS
16URS
URS
URS
n/aEduard STAISON
Vyacheslav MOZHAEV
Nikolai EPIFANOV
17FIN
FIN
FIN
n/aRene Israel NYMAN
Lasse DAHLMAN
Heinrich SCHAARSCHMIDT
18BAH
BAH
BAH
n/aGodfrey Kenneth KELLY
Maurice George KELLY
Percival Andrew KNOWLES
19URU
URU
URU
n/aAdolfo GARCIA HORACIO
Victor TRINCHIN
Gonzalo GARCIA LAGOS
20SWE
SWE
SWE
n/aBengt PALMQUIST
Goran CRAFOORD
Sten G. ELLIOT
21SUI
SUI
SUI
n/aRobert THORENS
Gilbert CASALECCHI
Pierre CAMOLETTI
22JPN
JPN
JPN
n/aMasayuki Ishii
Yutaka OKAMOTO
Setsuo KAWADA
23MON
MON
MON
n/aJules SOCCAL
Gerard BATTAGLIA
Jean-pierre CROVETTO
24PHI
PHI
PHI
n/aFrancisco GONZALES
Fausto PREYSLER
Jesus Maria VILLAREAL
25SIN
SIN
SIN
n/aEdward Gilbert HOLIDAY
James Bryden COOKE
Thomas Kevin DURCAN
26INA
INA
INA
n/aAshari DANUDIRDJO
Eri SUDEWO
Josef MUSKITA
27ESP
ESP
ESP
n/aSantiago PI BUXEDA
Juan MIRANGELS TRESSERAS
Jose PI BUXEDA
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