Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.
Australians [Tom King] and [Mark Turnbull] won the 2000 World Championship in May, but they had little international reputation prior to that. They took the lead after winning the third race, but then dropped down, only to re-take the lead with a race eight victory. The American team of [Paul Foerster] and [Bob Merrick] won 4 the 11 races, including the last two, but when King and Turnbull finished second in the final race, they had the gold medal, with the USA second. Foerster would return in 2004, with [Kevin Burnham], and win the gold medal in this class. Foerster had also won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Flying Dutchman.