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 Flying Dutchman boats raced on the Delta Course, as did the Tornado class. The Americans and Canadians completely dominated this event, winning five of the first six races, and neither finished worse than fourth going into the final race. Canada’s Terry McLaughlin and Evert Bastet had a 3-point lead after six races, but they went over the line at the start of the final race, causing them to circle back and start again. This enabled Americans Jonathan McKee and William Carl Buchan to finish two places ahead of them, sixth to eighth, which is what they needed to take the gold medal. Buchan’s father, William Earl Buchan, also won a sailing gold medal in Los Angeles in the Star class.