Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Olympic Port, Barcelona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 4, 1992
This event featured a completely new format for Olympic sailing. All the boats raced six fleet races, with the top six finishers advancing to the second round, which was raced as a round-robin of match races. The top four boats then advanced to the semi-finals, where single-elimination match racing determined the medalists.
In the round-robin the Americans led with four wins and one loss, followed by Denmark, with three wins and two losses. Those two boats had also been 1-2 in the fleet racing. Germany and Great Britain were the other two crews moving on to the semi-finals. Chalk held in the semis as both the US and Denmark won their matches, 2-0. The favored Americans, however, lost two straight races in the final, as Denmark won the gold medal. Great Britain defeated Germany, 2-1, in the bronze medal races. [Jesper Bank], the Danish skipper, had won a bronze medal in Soling in 1988 and would return in 2000 and add a second gold medal.
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