Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Long Beach Marina, Long Beach, California
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 8, 1984
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.
The two favored helmsmen were American Randy Smyth and Australian [Chris Cairns]. Another featured crew was Denmark’s Paul Elvstrøm, four-time winner of the one-person dinghy event from 1948-60, who was at his first Olympics since 1972, paired with his daughter, Trine. Despite the three glamour crews, the event was easily won by New Zealand’s Rex Sellers and Chris Timms. They won two races, placed second three times, and third once, and did not need to come to the mark in the final race to win the gold medal. Smyth won the silver medal with Cairns taking bronze, while the Elvstrøms just missed the podium in fourth place. They would return and race in this class again at Busan, but placed 15th in 1988.