Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Finn (Redirected from Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Finn class)

Mixed Finn[1]
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Finn dinghy.svg
Line drawing of the Finn
VenueQingdao International Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: 9 August 2008 (2008-08-09)
Last race: 16 August 2008 (2008-08-16)
Competitors26from 26 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ben Ainslie  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Zach Railey  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Guillaume Florent  France
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The Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre.[2] Eleven races (the last one a medal race) were scheduled. Only nine races were completed, including the medal race, due to lack of wind. 26 sailors, on 26 boats, from 26 nations competed.[3] Ten boats qualified for the medal race.[4][5]

Race schedule

 ●  Practice race  ●  Race on Yellow  ●  Race on Pink  ●  Medal race on Yellow
Date August
7
Thu
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
Sun
11
Mon
12
Tue
13
Wed
14
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Mon
19
Tue
20
Wed
21
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
Mixed Finn 2 2 2 Spare
day
1 No
wind
1 No
wind

[1][6]

Course areas and course configurations

For the Finn course areas A (Yellow) and E (Pink) were used. The location (36°2'23"N, 120°23'12"E) points to the center of the 0.6 nm radius Yellow course area and the location (36°2'44"N, 120°28'9"E) points to the center of the 0.75 nm radius Pink course area. The target time for the course was about 75 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from several course configurations.[7]

Outer courses

  • O1: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O2: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • O3: START – 1 – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3s/3p – 2 – 3p – FINISH

Inner courses

  • I1: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH
  • I3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 2 – 3p – FINISH

Windward-leeward courses

  • W2: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W3: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH
  • W4: START – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – 4s/4p – 1 – FINISH

Weather conditions

In the leadup to the Olympics many questioned the choice of Qingdao as a venue with very little predicted wind. During the races the wind was pretty light and quite unpredictable. Due to lack of wind (< 1.6 knots) one racing day had to be cancelled and the medal race needed to be postponed to the next day.[8]

Final results[9][10]

Results of individual races
Pos Helmsman Country I II III IV V VI VII VIII MR Tot Pts
Gold medal icon.svg Ben Ainslie  Great Britain 10 1 4 1 1 10 2 2 1 33.0 23.0
Silver medal icon.svg Zach Railey  United States 2 5 2 2 7 8 7 19 6 64.0 45.0
Bronze medal icon.svg Guillaume Florent  France 5 8 20 3 4 6 4 21 4 79.0 58.0
4 Daniel Birgmark  Sweden 14 17 1 6 12 3 3 5 7 75.0 58.0
5 Christopher Cook  Canada 8 3 7 10 23 5 15 3 8 90.0 67.0
6 Jonas Høgh-Christensen  Denmark 16 6 12 16 25 4 5 7 2 95.0 70.0
7 Gašper Vinčec  Slovenia 9 11 6 5 3 13 8 10 10 85.0 72.0
8 Ivan Kljaković Gašpić  Croatia 7 10 10 8 16 9 1 13 9 92.0 76.0
9 Rafael Trujillo  Spain 12 4 3 14 20 20 OCS 27 1 3 107.0 80.0
10 Rafał Szukiel  Poland 3 2 19 12 10 14 22 12 5 104.0 82.0
11 Giorgio Poggi  Italy 17 7 14 21 6 12 9 9   95.0 74.0
12 Dan Slater  New Zealand 21 19 18 4 9 7 13 6   97.0 76.0
13 Eduardo Couto  Brazil 6 16 DNF 27 7 2 17 14 OCS 27   116.0 89.0
14 Pieter-Jan Postma  Netherlands 19 15 16 22 15 2 10 16   115.0 93.0
15 Aimilios Papathanasiou  Greece 1 DNF 27 5 DNE 27 18 15 DNE 27 8   128.0 101.0
16 Anthony Nossiter  Australia 11 22 8 17 13 21 11 20   123.0 101.0
17 Eduard Skornyakov  Russia 24 20 17 13 8 18 12 14   126.0 102.0
18 Tapio Nirkko  Finland 18 9 9 9 19 22 16 22   124.0 102.0
19 Peer Moberg  Norway 23 DSQ 27 11 19 22 1 DSQ 27 4   134.0 107.0
20 Ali Kemal Tüfekçi  Turkey 20 21 13 18 14 19 6 17   128.0 107.0
21 Tim Goodbody  Ireland 22 13 15 15 17 16 21 15   134.0 112.0
22 Haris Papadopoulos  Cyprus 13 18 21 11 24 11 17 OCS 27   142.0 115.0
23 Nachhatar Singh Johal  India 4 24 23 24 11 24 18 24   152.0 128.0
24 Zhang Peng  China 25 23 24 20 5 26 23 11   157.0 131.0
25 Michael Maier  Czech Republic 15 14 22 25 21 23 19 23   162.0 137.0
26 Jhonny Senen Bilbao Bande  Venezuela 26 12 25 23 26 25 20 18   175.0 149.0

Scoring system: low-point system;
Legend: – Qualified for medal race(s); BFD – Black flag disqualification; DNE – Non excludable disqualification; DNF – Did not finish; DPI – Discretionary penalty imposed; OCSOn the course side of the starting line; – Discarded race not counted in the overall result;

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the Finn during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Further reading

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  • "Beijing 2008". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.

References

  1. ^ a b Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume II Ceremonies and Competitions: Celebration of the Games (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume I Bid Documents and Analysis: Passion behind the Bid (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ The 2008 Olympic scoring system was used.
  4. ^ For the medal race the top ten boats qualified. Each position scored double points. All medal races were sailed on course area Yellow in front of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre.
  5. ^ "Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics: One Person Dinghy (Finn), Open". Olympedia. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  6. ^ Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games • Volume III Preparation for the Games: New Beijing Great Olympics (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  7. ^ "The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Sailing Competition: Sailing Instructions" (PDF). International Sailing Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Qingdao Report - Luke Van Der Kamp" (PDF). Team GBR. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  9. ^ Official Results book Part 3 (Sailing) (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Mixed One Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2014.

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