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Sailing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

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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.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: CAN Canada
Bronze: GBR Great Britain


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.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 United States USA Gold 19.7 31.4
2 Canada CAN Silver 22.7 36.7
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze 48.7 65.7
4 Denmark DEN 52.4 66.4
5 West Germany FRG 56.7 80.7
6 Brazil BRA 61.7 85.7
7 Italy ITA 78.7 99.7
8 Israel ISR 79.4 103.4
9 Sweden SWE 87.0 106.0
10 New Zealand NZL 91.0 113.0
11 Spain ESP 91.7 113.7
12 France FRA 93.0 114.0
13 Switzerland SUI 97.0 121.0
14 Japan JPN 99.7 120.7
15 Australia AUS 99.7 119.7
16 Austria AUT 105.0 127.0
17 Mexico MEX 133.0 157.0