Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Olympic Port, Barcelona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 3, 1992
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.
When [Jordi Calafat] and [Kiko Sánchez] won three of the four races, victory seemed assured, but they finished only 12th and 10th in races five and six, so they did have to start the final race. That was their worst race, placing only 32nd but fortunately nobody challenged them and they still won the gold medal. In 1988 twin brothers [Toomas] and [Tõnu Tõniste] had competed for the Soviet Union and won a silver medal in this event. They returned in 1992, now sailing for their native Estonia, and won a bronze. This was the first medal by Estonian men at the Olympics since 1936. American silver medal winning skipper [Kevin Burnham] would race this class twice more at the Olympics, 1996 and 2004, winning the gold medal in 2004.