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Sailing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Harmaja, Helsinki
Date Started: July 20, 1952
Date Finished: July 28, 1952
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: NOR Norway
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: GER Germany


Norway's [Thor Thorvaldsen], aboard Pan, and crewed by [Hakon Barfod] and [Sigve Lie], had won the gold medal in this event in 1948. The same boat and crew won three of the seven races in Helsinki to defend their gold medal. The silver went to Sweden, on Tornado and skippered by [Per Gedda], who had raced at the 1936 Olympics, placing fourth in the 8-metre class. One woman competed in the event, [Joyce Horton], who was alongside her husband and son on the American boat, Skidoo, which placed 11th. The 12th-place finisher, helmsman [Jock Sturrock], later made Australia's first America's Cup challenge, in 1962 aboard Gretel.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Pan NOR Gold 6,130
2 Tornado SWE Silver 5,556
3 Gustel X GER Bronze 5,352
4 Pampero ARG 5,339
5 Snude DEN 4,460
6 Thalatta NED 4,041
7 Escapade BRA 2,884
8 Alcaid POR 2,782
9 Galatea II ITA 2,439
10 Jet CAN 2,203
11 Skidoo USA 2,170
12 Vinha AUS 1,916
13 Sabre GBR 1,885
14 Tu-Fri FIN 1,866
15 Korshun URS 1,703
16 Virginie FRA 1,078
17 Girl Pat BEL 1,064