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Melbourne 1956

Melbourne 1956

Opening Date

22 Nov 1956

Closing Date

08 Dec 1956

Country of the host city

Australia

Candidate cities

Buenos Aires (ARG), Los Angeles (USA), Detroit (USA), Mexico (MEX), Chicago (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphie (USA) and San Francisco (USA)

Information

When the Games moved away from Europe or the USA for the first time, they headed south to Melbourne, Australia. Again five classes were sailed at various locations on Port Philip Bay. The Finns were at Sandringham; Dragons and 5.5-Metres at Brighton whilst the Stars and newcomers, 12-Square Metre Sharpies, making their one and only Olympic appearance, were St Kilda. Sailing fared better than the equestrian events for which the Australians refused to relax quarantine laws.

For the only time an Olympic event was separated, held in Stockholm instead. The post World War was no less political. British and French action in Suez, the Soviet invasion of Hungary, Egyptian/Israeli and China/Taiwan tensions saw a handful of countries stay away. The breezy sailing events suited Elvstrom. gold No 3 was his, the 20 Finns and their English sails were drawn by ballot. Canada's Bruce Kirby was 8th overall in the Finns. His Olympic triumph came later when, in 1996, his creation - the Laser - was introduced to the Games. The Australians used a clock face of eight buoys with the committee boat in the middle to set their course. When the winds were light, the Scandinavian crews were untouchable in the Dragon with Swede Folke Bohlin, the silver medallist from 1948, and Dane Ole Berntsen taking gold and silver ahead of Lt Commander Graham Mann sailing the royal Dragon, Bluebottle, owned by the HRH Duke Edinburgh who had formally opened the Games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Star contest was spicy with Italian world champion Commander Augustino Straulino becoming involved in an early clash with Dr de Cardenas of Cuba in which the Italian forced the Cuban down on the American Star, which holed her. Both Italy and Cuba went out from that race, the difference for Straulino between winning a second successive gold and getting silver instead. The Sharpie competition had a real trans-Tasman feel with Kiwi Peter Mander and West Australian Rolly Tasker racing home-built boats. The German world champion was the only other person in the 13-strong fleet to win a heat. The Tasker v Mander battle for gold continued into the last race with Tasker thinking he'd secured the title until a tangle at the final windward mark with the French boat. Tasker didn't protest but the Frenchman did and Tasker lost the gold despite ending up tied as Mander had three wins to the Australian's two.

ISAF Olympic News
Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1956
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date26 November 1956
End Date5 December 1956
ISAF IDAUS195611MOH
VenueMelbourne
CountryAustralia
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Websitewww.sailing.org/olympics
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Events
DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
Fleet racing Open 12 Square Metre Sharpie W view
Fleet racing Open 5.5 Metre W view
Fleet racing Open Dragon W view
Fleet racing Men Finn W view
Fleet racing Open Star W view
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sailing Competition09 Aug 2008 - 21 Aug 2008
Laser Radial (Women) Race #7
Race Area: C
Course: O1 - Trapezoid Outer - one lap
MarksSTR12323FSHDate: 18 Aug 2008
Start time: 11:05
Race status: Result
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 26.00 C
Humidity: 80.00
Wind Speed15.00 kts14.00 kts12.00 kts12.00 kts12.00 kts12.00 kts12.00 kts
Wind Direction295.00295.00295.00295.00300.00300.00300.00
Lead Boat21:2625:5834:1850:4356:4158:00
Full Race Results

PosNationSail NumberCrewMarksRace Points
STR12323FSH
1CHNn/aLijia Xu 4
00:23
4
00:19
4
00:10
1
1
1
1
2POLn/aKatarzyna Deberny 2
00:03
2
00:06
3
00:08
2
00:07
2
00:23
2
00:20
2
3FRAn/aSarah Steyaert 3
00:15
3
00:16
5
00:13
3
00:19
3
00:29
3
00:21
3
4GERn/aPetra Niemann 5
00:26
5
00:24
1
4
00:26
4
00:46
4
00:38
4
5GREn/aEfi Mantzaraki 1
1
2
00:08
5
00:38
5
01:04
5
00:58
5
6ARGn/aCecilia Carranza Saroli 6
00:29
6
00:29
8
00:50
6
01:00
6
01:13
6
01:05
6
7MEXn/aTania Elias Calles 13
01:10
13
01:17
13
01:10
7
01:10
7
01:21
7
01:14
7
8AUSn/aSarah Blanck 10
00:52
9
00:45
6
00:18
8
01:22
8
01:33
8
01:21
8
9ISRn/aNufar Edelman 7
00:32
7
00:37
7
00:40
9
01:26
9
01:42
9
01:33
9
10SUIn/aNathalie Brugger 12
01:00
10
00:58
10
00:56
10
01:30
10
01:46
10
01:38
10
11BLRn/aTatiana Drozdovskaya 8
00:38
8
00:43
9
00:54
12
01:41
11
01:53
11
01:41
11
12BELn/aEvi Van Acker 21
01:44
21
02:11
19
01:49
15
01:54
12
01:56
12
01:47
12
13CROn/aMateja Petronijevic 9
00:50
11
01:03
14
01:15
11
01:33
13
02:00
13
01:49
13
14NZLn/aJo Aleh 16
01:27
14
01:23
12
01:07
13
01:48
14
02:05
14
01:54
14
15USAn/aAnna Tunnicliffe 14
01:19
15
01:27
15
01:22
14
01:52
15
02:09
15
01:56
15
16ITAn/aLarissa Nevierov 18
01:34
17
01:46
21
01:56
17
02:02
16
02:11
16
02:02
16
17PARn/aFlorencia Cerutti 11
00:58
12
01:08
11
00:59
18
02:10
17
02:13
17
02:09
17
18GBRn/aPenny Clark 15
01:24
16
01:36
16
01:25
16
01:57
18
02:18
18
02:15
18
19ESPn/aSusana Romero Steensma 20
01:42
20
02:02
18
01:42
20
02:25
19
02:23
19
02:29
19
20FINn/aTuula Tenkanen 19
01:39
19
01:58
20
01:54
21
02:39
20
02:42
20
02:34
20
21LTUn/aGintare Volungeviciute Scheidt 22
01:50
22
02:15
17
01:36
22
02:51
21
02:44
21
02:47
21
22PERn/aPaloma Schmidt 25
03:02
25
03:36
25
03:24
23
03:22
22
02:59
22
03:31
22
23NORn/aCathrine Gjerpen 17
01:31
18
01:54
22
01:59
19
02:22
23
03:45
23
03:37
23
24RUSn/aAnastasia Chernova 24
02:28
24
02:44
23
02:20
24
03:32
24
03:48
24
03:39
24
25IRLn/aCiara Peelo 23
02:08
23
02:33
24
02:41
25
03:45
25
03:53
25
03:46
25
26SINn/aMan Yi Lo 26
03:46
26
03:57
26
03:57
26
04:47
26
04:39
26
04:41
26
0CANn/aLisa Ross 27
27
27
27
27
27
29
OCS
0SWEn/aKarin Soderstrom 28
28
28
28
28
28
29
OCS
Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
RAF - Retired after finishing
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RDG - Redress given
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RET - Retired
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
SCP - Took a Scoring Penalty under rule 44.3(a)
DNF - Did not finish
STP - Standard Penalty SI Specific
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2
DSQ - Disqualification
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