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One Person Dinghy (Finn), Open

Date21 – 29 July 1980
LocationTallinna Olümpiapurjespordikeskus, Tallinn
Participants21 from 21 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

The defending gold and silver medalists were back, in the persons of Jochen Schümann of East Germany and Andrey Balashov of the Soviet Union, respectively, but they barely figured in the medal chase. Schümann was second after the second race and led after race three, but he then dropped back. Finland’s Esko Rechardt had a comfortable lead after six races and won the gold medal despite finishing ninth in the final race, when his biggest challenger, Wolfgang Mayrhofer of Austria, only placed 10th and had to settle for the silver medal. Balashov was well back but won the final race to move up to the bronze medal position. The race was missing a number of sailors who joined the US-led boycott of the 1980 Olympics.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1Esko RechardtFIN36.764.7Gold
2Wolfgang MayrhoferAUT46.763.7Silver
3Andrey BalashovURS47.469.4Bronze
4Cláudio BiekarckBRA53.072.0
5Jochen SchümannGDR54.476.4
6Kent CarlssonSWE63.791.7
7Ryszard SkarbińskiPOL71.194.1
8Mark NeelemanNED76.0100.0
9István RujákHUN83.4111.4
10Ilias KhatzipavlisGRE89.0117.0
11Minski FabrisYUG91.7119.7
12Ivor GanahlSUI96.0119.0
13Lasse HjortnæsDEN99.0127.0
14Josef ŠenkýřTCH104.0132.0
15Mihai ButucaruROU114.0139.0
16Peter WilsonZIM116.0139.0
17José Luis DoresteESP122.7150.7
18Nikolay VasilevBUL124.0152.0
19Juan MaegliGUA125.0153.0
20Alberto GallardoCUB127.0155.0
21Panikos RimisCYP147.0175.0