Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 24, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.
This was the second straight Olympics at which the windsurfers used the Mistral board. The favorites were Alessandra Sensini (ITA) and Barbara Kendall (NZL), but German Amelie Lux won the first race and was very consistent, with no finish worse than a fourth in any race. Going into the final race, Lux was leading by one point over Sensini, with Kendall only three points back, but Sensini won the final race, with Lux second, and Kendall third. This gave Sensini the gold medal as she won five races to Lux's three.
Sensini had won the bronze medal in 1996, and would win a bronze medal in 2004 and 2008. Her four Olympic sailing medals is the most ever won by a female sailor, through 2012. Kendall's bronze medal was her third consecutive in the event, after gold in 1992 and silver in 1996. Defending champion Lee Lai Shan of Hong Kong, usually called San-San, placed sixth.
|3||Barbara Kendall||33||New Zealand||NZL||Bronze||19.0||31.0|
|4||Carrie Butler-Beashel||30||United States||USA||57.0||99.0|
|6||Lee Lai Shan||30||Hong Kong||HKG||59.0||96.0|
|8||María del Carmen Vaz||32||Spain||ESP||72.0||105.0|
|13||Ju Sun-An||30||South Korea||KOR||110.0||147.0|
|18||Christine Johnston||25||Great Britain||GBR||146.0||198.0|
|20||Turia Vogel||31||Cook Islands||COK||149.0||193.0|