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Sailing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): , Golfo di Napoli
Date Started: August 29, 1960
Date Finished: September 7, 1960
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: GRE Greece
Silver: ARG Argentina
Bronze: ITA Italy


The Dragon boats raced on the Rosso course, as did the 5.5 metres. Greece [Crown Prince Konstantinos] finished only 10th in the first race, but then finished no worse than fourth in any of the last six races to win the gold medal by over 1,000 points over the Argentine crew aboard Tango. The Crown Prince received the traditional dunking in honor of his victory, as he was pushed into the water by his mother, Queen Frederika.

The 24th-place yacht, Patricia of the Philippines, never challenged for any honors but one of its crew members later achieved notoriety. [Francisco Gonzales] settled in the United States in San Francisco and had financial difficulties, and his wife threatened to leave him. Gonzales took out a large insurance policy with his beneficiary and told friends he would die on either 6 or 7 May 1964. He then boarded Pacific Airlines 773 in Reno, Nevada, which was headed for San Francisco. It never made it. Gonzales broke into the cockpit, shot both pilots and then shot and killed himself. The pilot-less aircraft crashed and killed all 44 people on board.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Nirefs GRE Gold 6,733
2 Tango ARG Silver 5,715
3 Venilia ITA Bronze 5,704
4 Lett NOR 5,403
5 Argo II CAN 5,177
6 Chok DEN 4,715
7 Salamander GBR 4,604
8 Dinah V GER 4,329
9 Grifo III POR 4,051
10 Spirit VI USA 3,742
11 Gabbiano AUS 3,733
12 Aletta IRL 3,636
13 Trintel II NED 3,562
14 Astrid III FRA 3,438
15 Oleander II BER 2,948
16 Persey URS 2,904
17 Rififi FIN 2,667
18 Bim BAH 2,159
19 Bajazzo URU 2,112
20 Galejan SWE 2,103
21 Baccara SUI 1,669
22 Boreas JPN 1,645
23 Damoiselle IV MON 1,279
24 Patricia PHI 1,215
25 June Climene SGP 1,059
26 Partenope INA 795
27 Canopus ESP 703