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Skiff (49er), Men

Date30 July – 8 August 2012
LocationWeymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Isle of Portland
Participants40 from 20 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best 12 of 13 scores to count for N. N count double.

At the 2008 Olympics Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin of Australia had the skiff gold medal well in hand in the final race when they capsized only 100 metres from the finish. Outerridge was back, this time partnered by Iain Jensen, and he looked to avenge the bad memories. The 10-race opening series decided the gold and silver medals as the Australians opened a 28-point lead on New Zealand’s Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who were in turn 32 points ahead of the rest of the field. The only suspense was for the bronze medal, which seemed to be set for Denmark, who were third after the opening series. The medal race was held on the Nothe course in light and shifty nine-knot winds, and Austria’s Nico Delle Karth and Niko Resch, who were only seventh entering the final race, dominated through the early sections and appeared set to move up to the bronze medal. But Danes Allan Nørregaard and Peter Lang, only seventh after four legs, steered hard left on the final upwind leg to pass Australia and moved back into the bronze medal position. Australia’s victory was their third sailing gold medal of the London Olympics. One other minor change in this class was that it was raced as a men-only event after being a mixed class in 2000-08.

PosBoatNOCPointsRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7Race 8Race 9Race 10Race 11Race 12Race 13Race 14Race 15Medal Race
1Iain Jensen / Nathan OutteridgeAUS5681242110695411138Gold
2Peter Burling / Blair TukeNZL80971735911721215664Silver
3Peter Lang / Allan NørregaardDEN114241461615571361644396Bronze
4Nico Delle Karth / Niko ReschAUT1181015655164194961711442
5Stevie Morrison / Ben RhodesGBR124121231842111742013317710
6Emmanuel Dyen / Stéphane ChristidisFRA1271991211012131021251071412
7Kalle Bask / Lauri LehtinenFIN129191841168221113111911220
8Francisco Andrade / Bernardo FreitasPOR134721091061358129105141514
9Gianfranco Sibello / Giuseppe AngilellaITA14814111310117812153131895116
10Niclas Düring / Jonas LindbergSWE1535312817414316819618101118
11Hannes Baumann / Tobias SchadewaldtGER14217520191597143110912138
12Xabier Fernández / Iker MartínezESP146156731418315121481481512
13Paweł Kołodziński / Łukasz PrzybytekPOL14611141113831510513111271813
14Ryan Seaton / Matt McGovernIRL149481521219119147157131616
15Erik Storck / Trevor MooreUSA157610161713201821752017817
16Hunter Lowden / Gordon CookCAN16231651791716811167820921
17Petar Cupać / Pavle KostovCRO181131781513141741915173141219
18Yukio Makino / Kenji TakahashiJPN1881613171418111816181814156210
19Jesse Kirkland / Zander KirklandBER204211918212112621610121921918
20Dionisis Dimou / Mike PateniotisGRE24218201916192019172019181616205