Sailing at the Pacific Games was first contested when the sport was added for the 1969 games at Port Moresby. It has also been included at several of the Pacific Mini Games, starting with the fifth edition held in American Samoa in 1997.

Pacific Games

The sailing events contested at each Pacific Games are listed in the table below. Flag icons and three letter country code indicate the nationality of the gold medal winner of an event, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates an event that was not contested.

Sailboats

Games Year Host city Men's
dinghy
Open
multihull
Women's
dinghy
Total
events
Refs
III Sailing not contested 1963–1966
  Fireball  
  Pair Team  
III 1969 Port Moresby
PNG
1 [A]
IV 1971 Papeete
TAH
1 [B]
  Laser Hobie 16  
  Single Team Pair Team  
V 1975 Tumon
GUM
1 [C]
VI 1979 Suva
TAH
1 [D]
VII Sailing not contested in 1983
VIII 1987 Nouméa
NCL

NCL
2 [E]
IX 1991 Port Moresby
TAH

TAH
2 [F]
X 1995 Papeete
TAH

TAH
2 [G]
  Laser Hobie 16 Laser Radial  
  Single Team Pair Team Single Team  
XI 1999
(details)
Santa Rita
GUM

GUM

NCL

NCL
4 [H]
XII 2003
(details)
Suva
TAH

TAH

NCL

NCL

NCL

FIJ
6 [I]
XIII 2007
(details)
Apia
NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL
6
XIV 2011
(details)
Nouméa
NCL

NCL

TAH

TAH

COK

COK
6
XV 2015
(details)
Port Moresby
AUS

AUS

NCL

NCL

COK

COK
6
XV 2019
(details)
Apia
NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

SAM
6

Sailboards

Sailboarding was included from 1987 to 2003 at the South Pacific Games, with 24 of the 27 events won by New Caledonia.

Games Year Host city Men's Men's
heavyweight
Women's Total
events
Refs
  Single Team Single Team Single Team  
VIII 1987 Nouméa
NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL
6 [E]
IX 1991 Port Moresby
NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL

NCL
6 [F]
X 1995 Papeete
NCL

NCL

TAH

NCL

NCL

NCL
6 [G]
XI 1999
(details)
Santa Rita
NCL

NCL

FIJ

FIJ

NCL

NCL
6 [H]
XII 2003
(details)
Suva
NCL

NCL

NCL
not
awarded
3 [I]

Pacific Mini Games

Sailing joined the Pacific Mini Games program in 1997.

Games Year Host city Men's
dinghy
Open
multihull
Women's
dinghy
Total
events
Refs
IIV Sailing not contested 1981–1993
  Laser Hobie 16 Laser Radial  
  Single Team Pair Team Single Team  
V 1997 Pago Pago
GUM

GUM

TAH

TAH

TAH
not
awarded
5 [J]
VIVII Sailing not contested 2001–2005
VIII 2009 Rarotonga
TAH

COK

NCL

NCL

COK

COK
6 [K]
IX 2013
(details)
Mata-Utu
NCL

NCL

FIJ

FIJ

COK

NCL
6 [L]
XXI Sailing not contested 2017–2023

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Papua New Guinea won the Fireball event,[1] with Geoff Dabb (Dabb & Antonieff) the winners, ahead of Tahiti's Alan Burgaud (Burgaud & Burgaud), and Fiji's Bill Gardiner (Gardiner & Gilmore) in third.[2][3][4][5]
  2. ^ Home team Tahiti took all three medals in Fireball dinghy event, with Krault and Frei the winning pair.
  3. ^ Laser class won by Guam's Phil Drips ahead of Kevin Read (PNG) and Bill Gardiner (Fiji).[6]
  4. ^ Hobie 16 class won by J. Salmon & N. Salmon of Tahiti, ahead of compatriots D. Arnould & G. Sachet, with A. Mazoyer & N. Cale of New Caledonia in third place.[7]
  5. ^ a b In 1987, host nation New Caledonia completed a clean sweep of the eight available sailing gold medals, winning all Hobie 16 and sailboarding classes.[8]
  6. ^ a b The French territories dominated the regatta. Tahiti won the two Hobie events, and New Caledonia won all six sailboarding events.[9]
  7. ^ a b Tahiti won both gold medals in the Hobie 16 class and a further gold in the heavyweight men's sailboard but New Caledonia dominated the rest of sailboarding events, winning five gold medals.[10]
  8. ^ a b Hosts Guam won both gold medals in men's Laser. New Caledonia won both gold medals in women's Laser Radial, and a further four gold in sailboarding. The men's heavyweight sailboarding gold medals were won by Fiji's Tony and John Philip.[11][12]
  9. ^ a b In 2003 there were five fleet sailing events; Laser for men,[13] Laser Radial for women,[14] Hobie 16 open class,[15] and men's and women's sailboarding (using Mistral One Design equipment). Each event was contested over 10–12 races. A gold medal was presented to the outright winner of each event (single sailor or sailing pair for the Hobie 16). The best national team in each event (on a three craft per team basis) was also awarded a gold medal – although at this games no team medal was awarded for women's sailboard as only one team entered. The New Caledonian women sailboarders Solenn Gourand, Ginseng Jeandot & Stephanie DuFourmantelle finished first, second and fourth in the regatta but there was only one other competitor in the event - Turia Vogel of Cook Islands, who finished third.[16] New Caledonia also dominated the sailboarding with Samuel Launay winning the men's event,[17] and Solenn Gourand winning the women's event. There were nine sailing gold medals presented.[18]
  10. ^ Guam took the honours in the multihulls while Guam won the three dinghy gold medals (no medal was awarded in the women's team event for Laser Radial).[19]
  11. ^ In the dinghy events, host nation Cook Islands won three gold medals and Tahiti won one gold medal.[20][21] New Caledonia won two gold medals in the Hobie 16.[22]
  12. ^ New Caledonia won three dinghy gold medals, with Cook Islands taking one gold. Fiji took the multihull honours.[23][24][25][26]

References

  1. ^ 1969 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 10. Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Boughton, Trevor (1969). "Letter: Games Yachting". Pacific Islands Monthly. Vol. 40 no. 10. pp. 164–165.
  3. ^ "Royal Papua Yacht Club: A History to 1981" (PDF). Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Navy News. Third South Pacific Games" (PDF). Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "New Caledonia thrashes Fiji in soccer: South Pacific Games". The Canberra Times. 19 August 1969.
  6. ^ "Results of the 1975 Games". Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ 1979 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 2. Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  8. ^ 1987 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  9. ^ 1991 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  10. ^ 1995 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  11. ^ 1999 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  12. ^ 1999 South Pacific Games Medal Lists. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  13. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Laser Men". Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  14. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Laser Women". Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Hobie 16". Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-12.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  16. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Sailboard Women". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-11.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  17. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Sailboard Men". Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-11.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  18. ^ "South Pacific Games: List of Medalists". SportsTG. 2003. pp. 4–5. Archived from the original on 1 September 2017.
  19. ^ Final Results August 11–21. 1997: 5th South Pacific Mini Games. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 100. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  20. ^ "Laser Standard". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Laser Radial". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Hobie 16". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Laser: Mini Games". Sporting Pulse. Oceania Sailing Federation. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015.
  24. ^ "Team scores: Mini Games". Sporting Pulse. Oceania Sailing Federation. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Hobie: Mini Games". Sporting Pulse. Oceania Sailing Federation. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015.
  26. ^ "Laser Radial: Mini Games". Sporting Pulse. Oceania Sailing Federation. 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015.