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Sailing at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Outer Fjord, Kiel-Schilksee
Date Started: August 29, 1972
Date Finished: September 8, 1972
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best five of six scores to count for final placement.

Gold: USA United States
AUS Australia
Silver: SWE Sweden
GDR East Germany
Bronze: CAN Canada
USA United States

Summary

The Dragon class is a one-design three-person keelboat that made its Olympic début at the 1948 Olympics, but was dropped from the Olympic Program after the 1972 Olympics. The Dragon was superseded in 1976 by the Soling, which became the three-person keelboat class for several Olympics.

Racing on the Alpha course the Dragon event was delayed for several days for various reasons and eventually, only six races could be competed. There was no wind on 5 September, the Games were suspended on 6 September because of the Israeli Massacre back in München, and heavy fog prevented racing on 7 September, causing the sixth, and what would be, final race to be pushed back to 8 September. The outcome would almost certainly not have been different as Australian skipper John Cuneo won the first three races, and then finished third in race five and fourth in race six to comfortably win the gold medal. One of his crew members was Tom Anderson, the identical twin brother of John Anderson, who was winning a gold medal in the Star Class on the Bravo course, at the same time Tom was winning gold in this event.

The 15th-place Spanish boat was skippered by HRH [Juan Carlos, Crown Prince de Borbón], the future King of Spain.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Australia AUS Gold 13.7 38.7
1 United States USA Gold 8.7 16.7
2 East Germany GDR Silver 41.7 59.7
2 Sweden SWE Silver 31.7 53.7
3 United States USA Bronze 47.7 65.7
3 Canada CAN Bronze 47.1 68.1
4 West Germany FRG 47.7 73.7
4 France FRA 53.0 88.0
5 New Zealand NZL 51.0 72.0
5 Great Britain GBR 54.7 80.7
6 Sweden SWE 67.4 93.4
6 Brazil BRA 64.7 87.7
7 Denmark DEN 68.0 93.0
7 Soviet Union URS 65.0 88.0
8 Finland FIN 68.7 95.7
8 Poland POL 75.0 100.0
9 Canada CAN 69.0 101.0
9 Spain ESP 76.0 105.0
10 Austria AUT 71.7 94.7
10 Norway NOR 76.7 101.7
11 Norway NOR 73.7 95.7
11 West Germany FRG 76.7 104.7
12 Great Britain GBR 78.7 103.7
12 Finland FIN 77.0 105.0
13 Bermuda BER 82.7 106.7
13 Denmark DEN 79.7 114.7
14 Soviet Union URS 84.7 108.7
14 East Germany GDR 83.0 109.0
15 Spain ESP 85.0 111.0
15 Bermuda BER 88.0 117.0
16 Ireland IRL 89.0 117.0
16 Australia AUS 94.0 115.0
17 Greece GRE 91.0 115.0
17 Austria AUT 95.0 127.0
18 France FRA 92.0 120.0
18 Belgium BEL 101.0 128.0
19 Bahamas BAH 96.0 125.0
19 Italy ITA 102.7 130.7
20 Poland POL 106.0 134.0
20 Switzerland SUI 103.7 130.7
21 Portugal POR 120.0 149.0
21 New Zealand NZL 113.0 139.0
22 Jamaica JAM 121.0 150.0
22 Argentina ARG 114.0 145.0
23 Argentina ARG 123.0 155.0
23 Mexico MEX 131.0 163.0
24 United States Virgin Islands ISV 136.0 166.0
25 Bahamas BAH 137.0 169.0
26 Philippines PHI 153.0 185.0