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Sailing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Sailing at the 1992 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
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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.

Gold: ESP Spain
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: DEN Denmark
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Summary

The Flying Dutchman class, as a two-person heavyweight dinghy class, had been on the Olympic Program since the 1960 Roma Olympics, but it would be discontinued after the 1992 Olympics. It was not replaced as the trend has been towards smaller and lighter boats in Olympic yachting / sailing.

Americans Paul Foerster and Stephen Bourdow took a big lead by winning the second, third, and fourth races, but they could not fully shake the Spanish crew of Luis Doreste and Domingo Manrique. Doreste and Manrique won only one race, the first, but were consistent and held on for the win despite finishing 13th in the final race.

This was Doreste’s second Olympic gold medal, having won the 470 class at the 1984 Olympics. His brother, José Luis, also won an Olympic sailing gold medal, in the 1988 Finn class. Paul Foerster later won two more Olympic medals in the 470 class, silver in 2000 and gold in 2004. The bronze medal skipper in Barcelona, Jørgen Bojsen-Møller of Denmark, came in as the defending gold medalist in Flying Dutchman, and was competing in the class at his fourth Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Spain ESP Gold 29.7 48.7
2 United States USA Silver 32.7 55.7
3 Denmark DEN Bronze 37.7 54.7
4 New Zealand NZL 68.0 93.0
5 Germany GER 70.4 95.4
6 Sweden SWE 78.4 100.4
7 Norway NOR 80.7 100.7
8 Switzerland SUI 81.7 104.7
9 Canada CAN 82.7 103.7
10 France FRA 97.0 127.0
11 Unified Team EUN 97.7 127.7
12 Slovenia SLO 100.7 127.7
13 Brazil BRA 102.7 131.7
14 Ireland IRL 106.7 132.7
15 Great Britain GBR 107.0 133.0
16 Austria AUT 107.0 134.0
17 Hong Kong HKG 109.0 133.0
18 Netherlands NED 113.0 142.0
19 South Africa RSA 128.0 156.0
20 Israel ISR 130.0 159.0
21 Italy ITA 138.0 168.0
22 Croatia CRO 145.0 173.0
23 Hungary HUN 146.0 173.0