Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 23, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.
The favorite was Britain’s Iain Percy who had won the 1999 European Championships and the pre-Olympic regatta on the Olympic course. He moved into the lead after placing second in the first race and first in the second. After nine races he had a moderate lead over Sweden’s Fredrik Lööf, and he frustrated him in race 10 by staying in front of him and blocking his wind. Percy eventually finished 14th in that race, but when Loof finished in 10th, that clinched the gold medal for Percy, and he sat out the last race. Loof dropped back into a tie for second with Italian Luca Devoti, who defeated Lööf in the final race to win the silver medal.
Defending champion Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) finished in fourth place, but would come back in 2004 and return to the podium with a bronze medal. Percy later switched to the Star class, winning Olympic gold in that class in 2008 and a silver in 2012. He also won two World Championships in Star, and seven medals in all from 2002-12. Lööf also switched to the Star class, winning Olympic bronze in 2008 and gold in 2012.
|1||Iain Percy||24||Great Britain||GBR||Gold||35.0||75.0|
|6||Russ Silvestri||38||United States||USA||64.0||100.0|
|8||Ali Enver Adakan||23||Turkey||TUR||66.0||106.0|
|14||Ian Ainslie||35||South Africa||RSA||99.0||140.0|
|16||Clifton Webb||22||New Zealand||NZL||109.0||153.0|
|19||Michal Maier||36||Czech Republic||CZE||136.0||186.0|
|24||Ben Beer||28||United States Virgin Islands||ISV||185.0||237.0|
|25||Lalin Jirasinha||42||Sri Lanka||SRI||224.0||276.0|