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Two Person Keelboat (Star), Open

Date20 – 28 July 1952
StatusOlympic
LocationHarmaja, Helsinki
Participants42 from 21 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Italy’s Agostino Straulino was in his second of five Olympic appearances, but he came in as the favorite, in the midst of winning eight consecutive European Championships (1949-56) in the Star. The American crew of John Price and John Reid, aboard Comanche, won four of the seven races, and led after the first and fourth races, but Straulino, on Merope, won the other three races, and was much more consistent, placing second to the Americans in their four victories, and held on for the gold medal by winning the final race. Straulino would return in 1956, with his crewman Nico Rode and win silver in the class.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1MeropeITA7,635Gold
Agostino StraulinoNico Rode
2ComancheUSA7,216Silver
John PriceJohn Reid
3EspadartePOR4,903Bronze
Francisco de AndradeJoaquim Fiúza
4Kurush IVCUB4,535
Carlos de Cárdenas CulmellCarlos de Cárdenas Plá
5Gem IIIBAH4,405
Durward KnowlesSloane Farrington
6Eissero VIFRA3,866
Édouard ChabertJean-Louis Dauris
7Lotta IVSWE3,785
Bengt MelinBörje Carlsson
8Bem IINED3,510
Bob MaasEddy Stutterheim
9Ali-Baba IVSUI3,400
Hans BrynerKurt Bryner
10WhirlawayCAN2,889
Andrew HugessenDoug Woodward
11Paka VGER2,367
Claus WunderlichPaul Fischer
12Bu IIIBRA2,350
Cid NascimentoTacariju de Paula
13FortunaGBR2,178
Bruce BanksStanley Potter
1430. FebruarAUT2,092
Harald FerebergerHarald von Musil
15Marie-TimGRE1,983
Andreas ZiroTimoleon Razelos
16ArcturusARG1,833
Alfredo VallebonaJorge Brauer
17UraganURS1,680
Aleksandr ChumakovKonstantin Melgunov
18HornetAUS1,575
Bart HarveyKevin Wilson
19Lucky StarFIN1,322
Christian IlmoniRené Nyman
20PrimorkaYUG1,218
Karlo BašićMario Fafangel
21HirondelleMON560
Michel AurégliaVictor de Sigaldi