Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venues Qingdao International Sailing Centre
DatesFirst race: 9 August 2008 (2008-08-09)
Last race: 21 August 2008 (2008-08-21)
Competitors400 (261 male, 139 female) from 62 nations
Boats272
  2004
2012  

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 cancelled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 2008 consisted of a total of nine sailing classes (eleven disciplines). Eleven races are scheduled for each event except for the 49er class, for which 16 races are scheduled from 9 August 2008 to 21 August 2008 of the coast of the Qingdao International Sailing Centre facing the Yellow Sea. Of the 11 (16) races, 10 (15) are scheduled as opening races and one as a medal race. The sailing was done on four different types of courses. [1]

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Venue

Qingdao International Sailing Centre
青岛奥林匹克帆船中心
Qingdao International Sailing Centre Map.png
Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOlympic harbor
Including: Qingdao Sub-Village, Athletes Center, Administrative Center, Venue Media Center, Logistics Center, Reception Center and Accreditation Center.
LocationShiNan District, Fushan Bay Area
AddressXinHui Road
Town or cityQingdao, Shandong Province. China
CountryFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Coordinates 36°03′23″N120°23′13″E / 36.05639°N 120.38694°E / 36.05639; 120.38694 Coordinates: 36°03′23″N120°23′13″E / 36.05639°N 120.38694°E / 36.05639; 120.38694
ElevationSealevel
Construction started25 May 2004
Opened2008
Technical details
Floor area45 hectares, comprising a 30 hectare competition area and a 15 hectare area for development after the Games

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. Among others, an exception is made for the Olympic yachting events, which customarily must be staged on the open sea. On account of this principle, Qingdao was selected for the honor to carry out the Olympic yachting regattas. For that purpose the Qingdao International Sailing Centre was constructed.

Qingdao International Sailing Centre (QISC)

Qingdao International Sailing Centre.jpg

The land based part of the QISC covers approximately 45 hectares and includes:

The offshore part of the complex included:

Course areas

A total of five race areas were set on the Yellow Sea of the coast of Qingdao. The location points to the center of the 0.6 nm radius circle for course area A & B and to a 0.75 nm radius circle for course area's C D and E.

Olympic Course Area's 2008.
A ( Yellow): 36deg2'23"N, 120deg23'12"E (49er)
B ( Red): 36deg2'21"N, 120deg25'32"E(RS:X)
C ( Green): 36deg1'26"'N, 120deg26'52"E (Laser & Laser Radial)
D ( Orange): 36deg1'10"N, 120deg28'47"E (470)
E ( Pink): 36deg2'44"N, 120deg28'9"E (Finn, Yngling, Tornado & Star) Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics Course area's.png
Olympic Course Area's 2008.
A (Yellow): 36°2'23"N, 120°23'12"E (49er)
B (Red): 36°2'21"N, 120°25'32"E(RS:X)
C (Green): 36°1'26"’N, 120°26'52"E (Laser & Laser Radial)
D (Orange): 36°1'10"N, 120°28'47"E (470)
E (Pink): 36°2'44"N, 120°28'9"E (Finn, Yngling, Tornado & Star)

Competition

Overview

ContinentsCountriesClassesBoatsMaleFemale
66211272261139

Continents

Countries

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1972 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 Sailingmap OG 1972.png
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1972 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
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA)
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg  South Korea  (KOR)Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay  (PAR)Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles  (SEY)Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SIN)Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates  (UAE)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay  (URU)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)

Classes (equipment)

ClassTypeEventSailorsTrapezeMainsailJib/GenoaSpinnakerFirst OGOlympics so far
RS:X Sailboard Venus symbol.svg 1-+--20081
RS:X Sailboard Mars symbol.svg 1-+--20081
Laser Radial Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 1-+--20081
Laser Dinghy Mars symbol.svg 1-+--19964
Finn Dinghy Cercle noir 100%25.svg 10+195215
470 Dinghy Venus symbol.svg 21+++19886
470 Dinghy Mars symbol.svg 21+++19769
49er Dinghy Cercle noir 100%25.svg 22+++20003
Tornado Multihull Cercle noir 100%25.svg 22+++19769
Yngling Keelboat Venus symbol.svg 30+++20042
Star Keelboat Mars symbol.svg 20++193217

Race schedule

  Opening ceremony  Practice race  Race  Medal race  Closing ceremony
DateAugust
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
Women's
Practice race     Men's
Mixed

 
 
 


 


 
 

Women's
Series     Men's
Mixed
2
 
2
2
 
2 3
2 2 2
2 2
2 3
2 2 2
2 2 2
 
2 2 2
2 2
2 3
2 2 2
2 2
2 3
2
2 2
3 2
2 2 2
2 2 2 2
2
2
2 2
2
2
2
 
 
2
2
 
2
2
Women's
Medal races     Men's
Mixed

 
 
 


 


 


 
 

Total gold medals212222
Ceremonies

Medal summary

Women's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
RS-X insigna.png

2008: Women's RS:X
details

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Yin Jian
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Bryony Shaw
Laser Radial insigna.png

2008: Laser Radial
details

Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Anna Tunnicliffe
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)
Gintarė Volungevičiūtė
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Xu Lijia
470 insigna.png

2008: Women's 470
details

Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Elise Rechichi
Tessa Parkinson
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Marcelien de Koning
Lobke Berkhout
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Fernanda Oliveira
Isabel Swan
Yngling insigna.png

2008: Yngling
details

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Sarah Ayton
Sarah Webb
Pippa Wilson
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
Mandy Mulder
Annemieke Bes
Merel Witteveen
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
Sofia Bekatorou
Virginia Kravarioti
Sofia Papadopoulou

Men's events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
RS-X insigna.png

2008: Men's RS:X
details

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
Tom Ashley
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Julien Bontemps
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)
Shahar Tzuberi
Sailing laser.svg

2008: Laser
details

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Paul Goodison
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)
Vasilij Žbogar
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
Diego Romero
470 insigna.png

2008: Men's 470
details

Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Nathan Wilmot
Malcolm Page
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Nick Rogers
Joe Glanfield
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Nicolas Charbonnier
Olivier Bausset
NO Class insigna.png

2008: Star
details

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Iain Percy
Andrew Simpson
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Robert Scheidt
Bruno Prada
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Fredrik Lööf
Anders Ekström

Open events

GamesGoldSilverBronze
Finn insigna.png

2008: Finn
details

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Ben Ainslie
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Zach Railey
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Guillaume Florent
49er insigna.png

2008: 49er
details

Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Jonas Warrer
Martin Kirketerp
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Iker Martínez de Lizarduy
Xabier Fernández
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Jan-Peter Peckolt
Hannes Peckolt
Tornado insigna.png

2008: Tornado
details

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Antón Paz
Fernando Echavarri
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Darren Bundock
Glenn Ashby
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Santiago Lange
Carlos Espínola

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)4116
2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)2103
3Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1102
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1102
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1012
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1001
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1001
8Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0202
9Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0123
10Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0112
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0112
12Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0101
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0101
14Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0011
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0011
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0011
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Totals (18 nations)11111133

See also

Further reading

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References

  1. "Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 30 June 2020.

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