Sailing
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenuesTallinn Olympic Yachting Centre, Tallinn, Estonian SSR
DatesFirst race: 21 July 1980 (1980-07-21)
Last race: 29 July 1980 (1980-07-29)
Competitors156 (all male) from 23 nations
Boats83
← 1976
1984 →

Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 1980 consisted of a total of six sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 19 to 29 July 1980 of the coast of Tallinn (district of Pirita, in present-day Estonia), in that time an annexed part of the USSR at the Baltic Sea. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses.[1]

Venue

The Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita
Pirita Olympic Yachting Center
General information
Town or cityTallinn
Country Estonia
Coordinates59°28′13″N 24°49′6″E / 59.47028°N 24.81833°E / 59.47028; 24.81833Coordinates: 59°28′13″N 24°49′6″E / 59.47028°N 24.81833°E / 59.47028; 24.81833
Olympic Yachting Centre 1980.
Olympic Yachting Centre 1980.

According to the IOC statutes the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. Since Moscow was not a suitable place the Olympic Yachting Centre in Pirita Tallinn was constructed for the 1980 Olympic Sailing event.

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
3 23 6 83 156 0

Continents

Countries

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1980 Olympic Games.  Blue: Water  Gray: Never participated in OG  Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG  Green: Country participated for the first time  Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games  Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1980 Olympic Games.
Blue: Water
Gray: Never participated in OG
Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG
Green: Country participated for the first time
Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games
Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG
 Austria (AUT)  Brazil (BRA)  Bulgaria (BUL)
 Cuba (CUB)  Cyprus (CYP)  Denmark (DEN)
 Spain (ESP)  Finland (FIN)  East Germany (GDR)
 Greece (GRE)  Guatemala (GUA)  Hungary (HUN)
 Ireland (IRL)  Italy (ITA)  Netherlands (NED)
 Poland (POL)  Romania (ROM)  Switzerland (SUI)
 Sweden (SWE)  Czechoslovakia (TCH)  Soviet Union (URS)
 Yugoslavia (YUG)  Zimbabwe (ZIM)

1980 Olympic boycott

[2] The boycott influenced most sailing events. For example, in the Soling, the Canadian world champion team of Glen Dexter, Andreas Josenhans and [Sandy McMillan] were absent. In several countries alternative sailing events, like a Flying Dutchman event in Luxembourg, were organized.[citation needed]

Canadian Olympic Boycott Party
Canadian Olympic Boycott Party

Other nations not to compete included Great Britain who left national sporting governing bodies to decide on whether to compete with a number of medal potential athlete including European Champions not competing[3] the Royal Yachting Association later got criticised for its actions.[4]

Classes (equipment)

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Finn Dinghy
1 0 + 1952 8
470 Dinghy
2 1 + + + 1976 2
Flying Dutchman Dinghy
2 1 + + + 1960 6
Tornado Catamaran
2 1 + + 1976 2
Star Keelboat
2 0 + + 1932 10
Soling Keelboat
3 0 + + + 1972 3

Medal summary

Winners of the XXII Olympic Games in Moscow. Sailing.
Winners of the XXII Olympic Games in Moscow. Sailing.
Event Gold Silver Bronze

1980: Finn
details

 Finland (FIN)
Esko Rechardt
 Austria (AUT)
Wolfgang Mayrhofer
 Soviet Union (URS)
Andrei Balashov

1980: 470
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Marcos Soares
Eduardo Penido
 East Germany (GDR)
Jörn Borowski
Egbert Swensson
 Finland (FIN)
Jouko Lindgrén
Georg Tallberg

1980: Flying Dutchman
details

 Spain (ESP)
Alejandro Abascal
Miguel Noguer
 Ireland (IRL)
David Wilkins
James Wilkinson
 Hungary (HUN)
Szabolcs Detre
Zsolt Detre

1980: Tornado
details

 Brazil (BRA)
Lars Sigurd Bjorkström
Alexandre Welter
 Denmark (DEN)
Peter Due
Per Kjergard
 Sweden (SWE)
Göran Marström
Jörgen Ragnarsson

1980: Star
details

 Soviet Union (URS)
Valentin Mankin
Aleksandr Muzychenko
 Austria (AUT)
Hubert Raudaschl
Karl Ferstl
 Italy (ITA)
Giorgio Gorla
Alfio Peraboni

1980: Soling
details

 Denmark (DEN)
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Valdemar Bandolowski
Erik Hansen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Boris Budnikov
Alexandr Budnikov
Nikolay Poliakov
 Greece (GRE)
Anastasios Bountouris
Anastasios Gavrilis
Aristidis Rapanakis

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Brazil2002
2 Soviet Union1113
3 Denmark1102
4 Finland1012
5 Spain1001
6 Austria0202
7 East Germany0101
 Ireland0101
9 Greece0011
 Hungary0011
 Italy0011
 Sweden0011
Totals (12 nations)66618

Remarks

Sailors

In Finn (left): Mihai Butucaru
In Finn (left): Mihai Butucaru

During the sailing regattas at the 1980 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

References

  1. ^ "Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ Smothers, Ronald (19 July 1996). "OLYMPICS; Boycott". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Sailing 1980 Olympic Team". 14 February 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Sailing 1980 Olympic Team". 5 December 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ Eurosaf

Sources