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Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 470

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Competitors  58 from 29 nations
Teams  29 (boats)
Start date  2008
Dates  First race: August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11) Last race: August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
Location  Qingdao International Sailing Centre, Qingdao, China
Venue  Qingdao International Sailing Centre

The Men's 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics program in Qingdao International Sailing Centre, in the 470 dinghy. Eleven races (last one a medal race) were scheduled and completed. 58 sailors, on 29 boats, from 29 nations competed. Ten boats qualified for the medal race.

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Course areas and course configurations

For the 470 course areas A (Yellow) and D (Orange) were used. The location (36°1'26"’N, 120°26'52"E) points to the center of the 0.6nm radius Yellow course area and the location (36°1'10"N, 120°28'47"E) points to the center of the 0.75nm radius Orange course area. The target time for the course was about 60 minutes for the races and 30 minutes for the medal race. The race management could choose from several course configurations.

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 lead up 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 but the Men's 470 competition was executed as scheduled.

    Final results

    Legend: BFD – Black flag disqualification; DSQ – Disqualified; OCS – On the course side of the starting line;
    QUA
    – Qualified for next phase;
    Discard is crossed out and does not count for the overall result.

    References

    Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 470 Wikipedia


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