at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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1992, 50 pesetas coin
DatesFirst race: 27 July 1992 (1992-07-27)
Last race: 4 August 1992 (1992-08-04)
Competitors441 (357 male, 84 female) from 60 nations
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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 possibly the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 1992 consisted of a total of ten sailing classes (disciplines). For each class races were scheduled from 27 July 1992 to 4 August 1992 of the coast of Barcelona, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.[1]


Port Olympic, Barcelona
Scale model of the Port Olympic
Scale model of the Port Olympic
Coordinates: 41°23′03″N 02°11′55″E / 41.38417°N 2.19861°E / 41.38417; 2.19861
Barcelona Olympic Course Areas 1992.
Barcelona Olympic Course Areas 1992.

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. The weather conditions in Barcelona were found suitable for sailing. The waterfront of Barcelona was completely restructured for the Olympics. The Olympic port became one of the key Olympic areas of Barcelona.

The Olympic sailing competition was held in the Mediterranean waters outside the Olympic Harbor. The new harbor was designed to be the base for the Olympic sailors and a key factor in the opening up of the city to the sea. This was achieved by a Special Town Plan for the “Parc de Mar” Area including a harbor which satisfy the requirements of sailors and organizers. The new harbor serves after the Games as a marina.

A total of five race areas were created on the Mediterranean Sea.



Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
6 60 10 256 357 84



 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)  Angola (ANG)  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)
 Argentina (ARG)  Aruba (ARU)  Australia (AUS)
 Austria (AUT)  Bahamas (BAH)  Barbados (BAR)
 Belgium (BEL)  Bermuda (BER)  Brazil (BRA)
 Canada (CAN)  Cayman Islands (CAY)  Chile (CHI)
 China (CHN)  Croatia (CRO)  Denmark (DEN)
 Djibouti (DJI)  Spain (ESP)  Estonia (EST)
 Unified Team (EUN)  Fiji (FIJ)  Finland (FIN)
 France (FRA)  Great Britain (GBR)  Germany (GER)
 Guam (GUM)  Hong Kong (HKG)  Hungary (HUN)
 Ireland (IRL)  Israel (ISR)  Virgin Islands (ISV)
 Italy (ITA)  British Virgin Islands (IVB)  Japan (JPN)
 South Korea (KOR)  Latvia (LAT)  Mexico (MEX)
 Malta (MLT)  Mauritius (MRI)  Netherlands (NED)
 Norway (NOR)  New Zealand (NZL)  Philippines (PHI)
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)  Poland (POL)  Portugal (POR)
 Puerto Rico (PUR)  South Africa (RSA)  Seychelles (SEY)
 Slovenia (SLO)  Switzerland (SUI)  Sweden (SWE)
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)  Thailand (THA)  Tunisia (TUN)
 Turkey (TUR)  Uruguay (URU)  United States (USA)
 Lithuania (LTU)

Classes (equipment)

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jibb/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Lechner A390 Surfboard
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1 0 + - - 1992 1
Lechner A390 Surfboard
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1 0 + - - 1992 1
Europe Dinghy
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1 0 + - - 1992 1
Finn Dinghy
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1 0 + - - 1952 11
470 Dinghy
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2 1 + + + 1988 2
470 Dinghy
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2 1 + + + 1976 5
Flying Dutchman Dinghy
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2 1 + + + 1960 9
Tornado Catamaran
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2 1 + + - 1976 5
Star Keelboat
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2 1 + + + 1932 14
Soling Keelboat
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3 0 + + + 1972 6

Medal summary

Women's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Women's Lechner A-390

 New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall
 China (CHN)
Zhang Xiaodong
 Netherlands (NED)
Dorien de Vries
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1992: Europe

 Norway (NOR)
Linda Cerup-Simonsen
 Spain (ESP)
Natalia Vía Dufresne
 United States (USA)
Julia Trotman
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1992: Women's 470

 Spain (ESP)
Theresa Zabell
Patricia Guerra
 New Zealand (NZL)
Leslie Egnot
Jan Shearer
 United States (USA)
Jennifer Isler
Pamela Healy

Men's Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Men's Lechner A-390

 France (FRA)
Franck David
 United States (USA)
Mike Gebhardt
 Australia (AUS)
Lars Kleppich
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1992: Finn

 Spain (ESP)
José van der Ploeg
 United States (USA)
Brian Ledbetter
 New Zealand (NZL)
Craig Monk
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1992: Men's 470

 Spain (ESP)
Jordi Calafat
Francisco Sanchez
 United States (USA)
Morgan Reeser
Kevin Burnham
 Estonia (EST)
Tõnu Tõniste
Toomas Tõniste

Mixed Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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1992: Flying Dutchman

 Spain (ESP)
Luis Doreste
Domingo Manrique
 United States (USA)
Paul Foerster
Stephen Bourdow
 Denmark (DEN)
Jørgen Bojsen-Møller
Jens Bojsen-Møller
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1992: Tornado

 France (FRA)
Yves Loday
Nicolas Hénard
 United States (USA)
Randy Smyth
Keith Notary
 Australia (AUS)
Mitch Booth
John Forbes
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1992: Star

 United States (USA)
Mark Reynolds
Harold Haenel
 New Zealand (NZL)
Rod Davis
Don Cowie
 Canada (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
Eric Jespersen
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1992: Soling

 Denmark (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Steen Secher
Jesper Seier
 United States (USA)
Kevin Mahaney
Jim Brady
Doug Kern
 Great Britain (GBR)
Lawrie Smith
Robert Cruikshank
Ossie Stewart

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Spain)

1 Spain (ESP)*4105
2 France (FRA)2002
3 United States (USA)1629
4 New Zealand (NZL)1214
5 Denmark (DEN)1012
6 Norway (NOR)1001
7 China (CHN)0101
8 Australia (AUS)0022
9 Canada (CAN)0011
 Estonia (EST)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (12 entries)10101030

Further information



During the sailing regattas at the 1992 Summer Olympics the following people notable outside sailing took part:


  1. ^ "Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 June 2020.