Sailing at the Summer Olympics

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Sailing at the Summer Olympics
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Events10 (men: 5; women: 4; mixed: 1)
Games

Sailing (also known as yachting until 2000) has been one of the Olympic sports since the Games of the I Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Despite being scheduled in the first Olympic program, the races were canceled due to severe weather conditions. Apart from the 1904 Summer Olympics, sailing has been present in every edition of the Olympic Games.

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Summary

GamesYearEventsBest Nation
1 1896 --
2 1900 13Flag of France.svg  France
3
4 1908 4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
5 1912 4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
6
7 1920 14Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
8 1924 3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
9 1928 3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
10 1932 4US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
11 1936 4Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany
12
13
14 1948 5US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
15 1952 5US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
16 1956 5Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
17 1960 5Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
18 1964 5Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
19 1968 5Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20 1972 6Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
GamesYearEventsBest Nation
21 1976 6Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
22 1980 6Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil
23 1984 7Flag of the United States.svg  United States
24 1988 8Flag of France.svg  France
25 1992 10Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
26 1996 10Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
27 2000 11Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
28 2004 11Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
29 2008 11Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
30 2012 10Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
31 2016 10Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
32 2020 10Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain

Note: Competitions were cancelled at the 1896 Olympics.

Timeline

1964 Olympic Games competitor medal awarded to Irish yachtsman Eddie Kelliher Olympics Competitor medal.jpg
1964 Olympic Games competitor medal awarded to Irish yachtsman Eddie Kelliher

Olympic Classes & Events

Over the years the classes used in the Olympic Sailing Program were replaced from time to time. This table shows this development:

ClassDiscGender 96 [3] 00 [4] 04 [5] 08 12 16 [6] 20 24 28 32 36 40 [7] 44 [8] 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 Sailed Events

Boats of the Royal Navy FleetMale(●)0
0-½ ton FleetOpenx22
½-1 ton FleetOpenx22
1-2 ton FleetOpenx22
2-3 ton FleetOpenx22
3-10 ton FleetOpenx22
10-20 ton FleetOpen1
20+ ton FleetOpen1
Open class FleetOpen1
6 Metre (1907 Rule) FleetOpen10
6 Metre (1919 Rule) FleetOpen
6 Metre (1933 Rule) FleetOpen(●)
6 Metre (1933 Rule) FleetMale
6.5 Metre FleetOpen1
7 Metre FleetOpen2
8 Metre (1907 Rule) FleetOpen8
8 Metre (1919 Rule) FleetOpen
8 Metre (1933 Rule) FleetOpen
8.5 Metre FleetOpen(●)0
9 Metre FleetOpen(●)0
10 Metre (1907 Rule) FleetOpen3
10 Metre (1919 Rule) FleetOpen
12 Metre (1907 Rule) FleetOpen4
12 Metre (1919 Rule) FleetOpen
15 Metre (1907 Rule) FleetOpen(●)0
12 foot dinghy FleetOpen(●)2
18 foot dinghy FleetOpen1
30m2 class FleetOpen1
40m2 class FleetOpen1
French National Monotype 1924 FleetOpen1
Snowbird FleetOpen1
Star FleetOpen(●)18
FleetMale
O-Jolle FleetOpen1
Dragon FleetOpen7
FleetMale
Swallow FleetMale1
Firefly FleetMale1
Finn FleetOpen18
FleetMale
5,5 Metre FleetOpen5
Sharpie 12m2 FleetOpen1
Flying Dutchman FleetOpen9
Soling FleetOpen8
Fleet/
Match
Open
Tempest FleetOpen2
Tornado FleetOpen9
470 FleetOpen22
FleetMale
FleetFemale
FleetMixed
Windglider FleetOpen1
Division II FleetOpen1
Lechner FleetMale2
FleetFemale
Europe FleetFemale4
Mistral FleetOpen6
FleetFemale
Laser FleetOpen8
FleetMale
Laser Radial FleetFemale5
49er FleetOpen7
FleetMale
49erFX FleetFemale3
Yngling FleetFemale2
RS:X FleetMale8
FleetFemale
Elliott 6m MatchFemale1
Nacra 17 FleetMixed3
iQFoil FleetMale2
FleetFemale
Formula Kite FleetMale2
FleetFemale
total(1)1304
(5)
414
(16)
3344(3)55555566678101011111110101010205
Class 96 [3] 00 [4] 04 [5] 08 12 16 [6] 20 24 28 32 36 40 [7] 44 [8] 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 Sailed Events

Gender Criteria: Open events have no gender requirements where as mixed events require male and female competitors
Events Notes: Events in "()" Brackets were scheduled but did not take place and therefore not included in the totals

Boat types

Boat type 96 00 04 [5] 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 4044 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 Sailed Events
Dinghy / Centreboard26
Skiff (dinghy type)5
Keelboats21
Yachts / Sail cruisers11
Multihull (dinghy-sized)10
Sailboard (windsurfing)11
Kiteboard (kitesurfing)1
One-Design / Monotype??24
Construction class
Development class
??14

Race types

Race type 96 00 04 [5] 08 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 4044 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 24 Editions
Fleet30
Match●W1
Combined FRQ+MR3
Relay1

Olympic sailing venues

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EditionYearHostCitySailing venueOpeningClosingViewClasses
I 1896 Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Greece  (GRE) Athens Piraeus 1-APR1-APR 3D View of Athens.jpg Cancelled
II 1900 Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) Paris Meulan 20-MAY27-MAYAll, except ...
Le Havre 1-AUG5-AUG 10–20 ton
III 1904US flag 45 stars.svg  United States  (USA) St. Louis Not programmed
IV 1908 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR) London Ryde 27-JUL29-JUL 6 Metre
7 Metre
8 Metre
Hunter's Quay 11-AUG12-AUG 12 Metre
V 1912 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE) Stockholm Nynäshamn 19-JUL22-JUL Nynashamn view.jpg All
VI 1916Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany  (GER) Berlin Probably not programmed
VII 1920 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL) Antwerp Ostend 7-JUL10-JUL MnpOstendLocation.png All, except...
The Netherlands SEPSEP Buiten Y 2010.jpg Finals 12 foot dinghy
VIII 1924 Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) Paris Meulan 10-JUL13-JUL French National Monotype 1924
Le Havre 21-JUL26-JUL 6 Metre
8 Metre
IX 1928 Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED) Amsterdam Durgerdam 2-AUG9-AUG Buiten Y 2010.jpg All
X 1932 US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA) Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles 5-AUG [9] 12-AUGAll
XI 1936 Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany  (GER) Berlin Kiel 4-AUG16-AUGAll
XII 1940Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN) Tokyo Yokohama harbour 21-SEP6-OCT NauticalChart Yokohama 1874.jpg All
Cancelled
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN) Helsinki Program not madeCancelled
XIII 1944Olympics suspended
XIV 1948 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR) London Torquay 4-AUG12-AUGAll
XV 1952 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN) Helsinki Harmaja 20-JUL28-JULAll
XVI 1956 Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS) Melbourne Port Phillip Bay 26-NOV5-DECAll
XVII 1960 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA) Rome Naples 29-AUG7-SEPAll
XVIII 1964 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN) Tokyo Enoshima 12-OCT23-OCT Ehoshima-Island-Fujisawa-Japan.jpg All
XIX 1968 Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX) Mexico City Acapulco 13-OCT25-OCT JLNYCAcapulcoBay.jpg All
XX 1972 Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG) Munich Kiel 29-AUG8-SEP Kiel - Olympiazentrum S.JPG All
XXI 1976 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN) Montreal Kingston, Ontario 18-JUL31-JULAll
XXII 1980 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS) Moscow Tallinn, Estonian SSR 21-JUL29-JUL Tallinn, June 18, 2006.jpg All
XXIII 1984 Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) Los Angeles Long Beach, California 31-JUL8-AUG Aerial view of Port of Long Beach.jpg All
XXIV 1988 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea  (KOR) Seoul Busan 20-SEP27-SEP Busan SPOT 1121.jpg All
XXV 1992 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP) Barcelona Barcelona 27-JUL4-AUG PortVell.JPG All
XXVI 1996 Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) Atlanta Savannah, Georgia 22-JUL2-AUG Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.jpg All
XXVII 2000 Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS) Sydney Sydney 17-SEP30-SEP Sydney ASTER 2001 oct 12.jpg All
XXVIII 2004 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE) Athens Athens 14-AUG28-AUG Athene-sat.JPG All
XXIX 2008 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN) Beijing Qingdao 9-AUG21-AUG Qingdao Pier.jpg All
XXX 2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR) London Weymouth and Portland 28-JUL11-AUG Dorset transport.png All
XXXI 2016 Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA) Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 8-AUG18-AUG Marina da Gloria 1.jpg All
XXXII 2020 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN) Tokyo Enoshima 25-July 20214-AUG 2021All [10]

Medal table

This list includes Olympic medals in years up to and including 2020.

Overall Medal Total by Nation
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)31211264
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)19231961
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1711432
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)15142049
5Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)139931
6Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)138829
7Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)135321
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)10141337
9Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)98623
10Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)89926
11Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)83819
12Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)45312
13Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)43815
14Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)3418
15Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)33713
16Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)3328
17Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)3238
18Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)2439
19Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)22711
20Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)2237
21Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2226
22Olympic flag.svg  Mixed team  (ZZX)2002
23Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)14510
24Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1225
25Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)1214
26Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1203
27Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1135
28Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)1113
29Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)1023
30Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)1012
31Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)1001
32Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0369
33Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0224
34Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0213
35Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)0202
36Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0112
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0112
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0112
39Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0101
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)0101
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0101
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0101
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010).svg  Netherlands Antilles  (AHO)0101
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV)0101
45Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)0022
46Flag of Russia.svg  Russian Empire  (RU1)0011
Totals (46 nations)195185180560

Nations

This table is based upon the names of the sailors who are documented in the Official Olympic Reports.

The last column shows the total number of competitors sent from each country.

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010).svg  Netherlands Antilles  (AHO)  12216
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)  325
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra  (AND)  235
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola  (ANG)  3328
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda  (ANT)  11511110
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)  6511181469669481171011111081311194
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba  (ARU)  134
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa  (ASA)  224
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)  13610131111131213131316181817131111223
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)  1153173312951081365711888134
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)  73118681322354
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)  24521115
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)  31496312413134315344334497
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda  (BER)  3944763274352261
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Burma  (BIR)  235
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)  641422221
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana  (BOT)  11
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)  1762555108121216171412141291513195
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BRN)  415
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)  5121211
Flag of the West Indies Federation.svg  British West Indies  (BWI)  22
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia  (CAM)  33
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)  11315117111111101013151716911141199215
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)  22371116
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Ceylon  (CEY)  11
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)  15311113925
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)  45354418981373
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)  21216
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands  (COK)  11125
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)  334410128448
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)  3232232219
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)  1522323422430
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)  1224443121
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)  345713749911118981416111214613118213
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti  (DJI)  1124
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM)  112
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)  11
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)  11125
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador  (ESA)  3115
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)  4614111187878161716171816141415209
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)  514441255233
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji  (FIJ)  145461122
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)  27111214143953787558810491185184
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) 451 33391331417971139111011131713121818161514723
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR) 73 4166831413141111911131213151716161818161515404
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)  22
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER) 12 6119
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)  1414
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)  1414
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)  8111130
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)  811612946
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)  111312131564
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)  1515171712121210110
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)  431846664789141118121178147
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)  2111121211
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam  (GUM)  22318
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)  454144722222342
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)  61514517381267335481
Olympic flag.svg  Independent Olympic Athletes  (IOA)  11
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)  2322221418
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA)  332111112
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)  511648621551049686390
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)  22116
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)  22545566776560
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV)  38696722112148
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)  81211415141111108101261115131618181811139274
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands  (IVB)  513110
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)  35322217
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)  31611358137101010991115131
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)  314
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ)  11
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)  1103554444444
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)  1222119
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia  (LCA)  11125
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)  33
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)  211132212
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)  11
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)  112
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)  111112411
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)  2111163643243333468
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta  (MLT)  311221111
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro  (MNE)  1113
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco  (MON)  112332113
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)  33
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius  (MRI)  11
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED) 9 841238896665912812141291412111110218
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)  518599101413126991113677148989668276
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)  4333981113171618129151210163
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman  (OMA)  11
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)  62210
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay  (PAR)  112
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)  11112511
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI)  3313312420
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea  (PNG)  1124
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)  1631111224699111179102
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)  16399511686233899781355136
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)  1659634323244
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)  112
Flag of Rhodesia.svg  Rhodesia  (RHO)  235
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)  527
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)  113145311521323348
Flag of Russia.svg  Russian Empire  (RU1)  1717
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)  141011111113121215109
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)  1414
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)  66
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)  1212131010764
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa  (SAM)  11
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)  11
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles  (SEY)  123113112
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SGP)  531224316210443
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)  3557643336
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino  (SMR)  1113
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka  (SRI)  213
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI) 9 11613111179106899105889696171
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)  41117
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)  1342114117141514711118131210131515151710111479329
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)  111339
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)  224432112131234338
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)  123111110
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)  2211118
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)  1114411
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)  313222545656852
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates  (UAE)  11
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)  12111064346
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay  (URU)  14131353212124336
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) 16 112214161912101111131213151716181818161513326
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)  23421111322123
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)  1332313117
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)  3115
Olympic flag.svg  Mixed team  (ZZX) 9 9
Sailors5796511010174129581692162301402872232473152501532983734424584024004003803803507229
Sailors - Male5776311010173127581662162281402872232473152501532963303603583082612612372571756177
Sailors - Female2200120302000000024382100941391391431231751052
Sailors - First Games
Countries7566192211262329284740404240236060687869616263666439 Mean
New countries73301051823711552331451112102313130
Events Held1344143344555555666781010111111101010195 Gold Medals
Boats1621320632412359759371138109123151127831712142713122732682722732742503904
Average class size103.361.710.313.75.814.81518.614.227.621.824.625.1721.1713.8324.4326.7527.131.224.8224.3624.7327.327.42519 Mean
Average team size1.354.64.32.33.32.32.92.92.42.26.115.586.187.56.256.654.976.225.155.875.836.566.456.035.765.475 Mean


Multiple gold medalists

Brazilians Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt and Briton Ben Ainslie are the only Olympic sailors with five Olympic medals. The most successful sailor is Ainslie with four gold medals and one silver, one of only four athletes to win four consecutive gold medals in individual events, along with Danish sailor Paul Elvstrøm.

PositionSailorCountryPeriodGoldSilverBronzeTotalClasses
1 Ben Ainslie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1996–20124105 Laser/Finn
2 Paul Elvstrøm Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1948–19604004 Firefly/Finn
3 Jochen Schümann Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1976–20003104 Finn/Soling
Valentin Mankin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)1968–19803104 Finn/Tempest/Star
5 Robert Scheidt Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1996–20122215 Laser/Star
6 Torben Grael Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)1984–20042125 Soling/Star
7 Hannah Mills Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2012–20202103 470
Iain Percy Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2000–20122103 Finn/Star
Magnus Konow Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1912–19362103 12 Metre/8 Metre/6 Metre
Mark Reynolds Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1988–20002103 Star
Mathew Belcher Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)2012–20202103 470
Rodney Pattisson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1968–19762103 Flying Dutchman
13 Tore Holm Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1920–19482024 40m2 class/8 Metre/6 Metre
14 Marcelo Ferreira Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)2013
15 Algernon Maudslay Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)19002002
Bernd Jäkel Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2002
Dorian van Rijsselberghe Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)2012-20162002
Erik Hansen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1976-19802002Soling
Frédéric Blanchy Olympic flag.svg  Mixed team  (ZZX)
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
19002002
John Gretton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)19002002
Giles Scott Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2016–20202002 Finn
Håkon Barfod Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2002
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References

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  2. "2012 London Olympic Sailing Competition". sailing.org. Archived from the original on 2013-05-06.
  3. 1 2 It is unclear in what classes the races were scheduled.
  4. 1 2 In 1900 two races were held in the ½-ton, 1-2 Ton and 2-3 Ton classes. After each race, trophies were handed out, in addition to the ultimate winners receiving their Olympic medals.
  5. 1 2 3 4 Sailing was not included in the 1904 Olympic program.
  6. 1 2 It is not known in what classes the races were scheduled.
  7. 1 2 Program Tokio announced.
  8. 1 2 No program created.
  9. This is the first time all Olympic events took place in one periode.
  10. "Sailing - Olympic Schedule & Results | Tokyo 2020".