Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): , Golfo di Napoli
Date Started: August 29, 1960
Date Finished: September 7, 1960
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.
By winning three of the first four races, and placing second in race two, the Soviet pair of [Timir Pinegin] and [Fyodor Shutkov] took a big lead, and were never challenged in winning the first Soviet gold medal in yachting. Their boat, the Tornado, had actually been built in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, in the United States. The Star boats raced on the Giallo course, as did the Flying Dutchman class. In fourth place was the Italian boat helmed by [Agostino Straulino], who had won this event in 1952 and placed second in 1956, and who had won multiple World and European Championships. In 19th place the helmsman of the Thai boat was [Birabongse, Prince Bhanubandh], a Thai prince who also raced Formula One cars.
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