Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Torbay, Torquay
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 12, 1948
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.
|Gold:|| Great Britain
|Bronze:|| United States
The Star was raced on a 10 nautical mile (18.5 km) course, slightly more inshore than the course used by the Stars and Swallows. [Paul] and [Hilary Smart], a father-son team, won the second and fourth race, and had a huge lead after five races. They could actually have skipped the final two races and won the gold medal by almost 500 points, but they raced, although they were disqualified in the sixth race, and placed only sixth in the seventh outing. The second-placed team, the Cuban crew of [Carlos de CÃ¡rdenas Culmell] and [Carlos de CÃ¡rdenas PlÃ¡], were also a father and son. They were only in fifth place after six races, but finished second in the final race to move up to silver. The fifth-place Italian boat, Legionario, was helmed by [Agostino Straulino], who won eight consecutive European Championships in the Sar from 1949-56, and returned in 1952 to win Olympic gold and in 1956 to add an Olympic silver.