Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, Athina
Date Started: August 21, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best ten of eleven scores to count for final placement.
Austrians [Roman Hagara] and [Hans-Peter Steinacher] were the defending champions. They were greeted with light wind conditions on several days, which was their fortÃ©, and allowed them to easily defend their gold medal, winning four races along the way. The silver medal winning American crew of [John Lovell] and [Charlie Ogletree] was racing in their third Olympics together in this class, and would compete again in 2008, but this was their only medal. The Argentine bronze medalists, [Santiago Lange] and [Carlos EspÃnola], would also return in 2008, repeating their third-place finish. For Espinola that would be his fourth Olympic medal, as he had won silver medal in the Mistral class at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.