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Sailing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

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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: NOR Norway
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: GER Germany


The Flying Dutchman class made its Olympic début in 1960 and remained on the Olympic Program through 1992. The boats are a two-person, one-design heavyweight monohull dinghy. Its design was started in The Netherlands, but it was designed somewhat by committee as, after its preliminary design was finished in September 1951, it was sent to 30 European sailors, and there were 23 responses with subsequent modifications to the design.

The Flying Dutchman boats raced on the Giallo Course, as did the Star Class. Norway’s [Peder Lunde, Jr.] built up such a big lead after six races that he placed 10th in the final race, and still won the gold medal by almost 800 points over Denmark’s [Hans Fogh]. Fogh would compete in six Olympics, from 1960-72 for Denmark and in 1976 and 1984 for Canada, adding a bronze medal in 1984 in the Soling Class while representing Canada.

Lunde, making his Olympic début, was only 18-years-old, but would compete in four Olympics, also winning a silver medal in the Star Class in 1968. His family is one of the renowned in Olympic sailing history. His grandfather, [Eugen Lunde], won a gold medal in the 1924 6-metre class, and his father and mother, [Peder] and [Vibeke], won silver medals in the 1952 5.5 metre class. Peder, Jr.’s daughter, [Jeannette], competed in Alpine skiing at the 1994 and 2000 Winter Olympics. His wife and sister-in-law also competed in Alpine skiing for Norway at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Sirene NOR Gold 6,774
2 Skum DEN Silver 5,991
3 Macky VI GER Bronze 5,882
4 Peri RHO 5,792
5 Daisy NED 5,452
6 Nokaut II URS 5,123
7 Beaver GBR 4,954
8 Harmony NZL 4,641
9 Fantasio III SUI 4,433
10 Three Leaves IRL 4,258
11 Tajamar ESP 4,055
12 Aldebaran II ITA 4,049
13 Balaton HUN 3,575
14 Calypse II FRA 3,294
15 Hakahana RSA 3,014
16 Bermudian BER 3,007
17 Evita VI AUT 2,981
18 Falcon VI AUS 2,845
19 Vim III USA 2,682
20 Kenya KEN 2,680
21 Meteor BEL 2,300
22 Mad Dog CAN 2,240
23 Olympion GRE 1,779
24 Sjovinge SWE 1,577
25 Combine BAH 1,499
26 Terrible BRA 1,424
27 Calcinhas POR 1,279
28 Tengiri INA 1,041
29 Yangon MYA 970
30 Circus WIF 893
31 Maid of Lebanon LIB 408