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Two Person Keelboat (Star), Open

Date31 July – 8 August 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationLong Beach Marina, Long Beach, California (Bravo Course)
Participants38 from 19 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

The medals were still in doubt after six races. American skipper William Earl Buchan started very poorly in the final race, but when a wind shift hit, his boat picked up speed and he shot past the leaders to win the seventh race, their third race win, and the gold medal. The Italians appeared to be headed for victory but missed a mark and had to reverse course to go around the buoy. Buchan’s son, William Carl Buchan, also won a gold medal in Los Angeles in the Flying Dutchman class.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1United StatesUSA29.755.7Gold
Steve EricksonWilliam Earl Buchan
2West GermanyFRG41.467.4Silver
Joachim GrieseMichael Marcour
3ItalyITA43.556.5Bronze
Alfio PeraboniGiorgio Gorla
4SwedenSWE43.757.7
Henrik EyermannKent Carlsson
5AustriaAUT53.472.4
Hubert RaudaschlKarl Ferstl
6GreeceGRE67.086.0
Ilias KhatzipavlisLeonidas Pelekanakis
7SpainESP74.094.0
Antonio GorosteguiJosé Luis Doreste
8NetherlandsNED76.0102.0
Boudewijn BinkhorstWillem van Walt Meijer
9Great BritainGBR78.0101.0
Iain WoolwardJohn Maddocks
10The BahamasBAH81.4103.4
Montague HiggsSteven Kelly
11AustraliaAUS81.7107.7
Colin BeashelRichard Coxon
12BrazilBRA82.0100.0
Eduardo de SouzaRoberto Souza
13CanadaCAN92.0118.0
Lawrence LemieuxWitold Gesing
14SwitzerlandSUI106.0127.0
Josef SteinmayerReto Heilig
15VenezuelaVEN114.0140.0
Christian FlebbeJohn Drew
16ChileCHI126.0151.0
Carlos RossiRodrigo Zuazola
17PortugalPOR128.0153.0
António CorreiaHenrique Anjos
18United States Virgin IslandsISV130.0156.0
John Foster, Jr.John Foster, Sr.
19BarbadosBAR133.0159.0
Bruce BayleyHoward Palmer