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Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman), Open

Date29 August – 7 September 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationGolfo di Napoli (Campo Giallo)
Participants64 from 31 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

The Flying Dutchman class made its Olympic début in 1960 and remained on the Olympic Program through 1992. The boats are a two-person, one-design heavyweight monohull dinghy. Its design was started in The Netherlands, but it was designed somewhat by committee as, after its preliminary design was finished in September 1951, it was sent to 30 European sailors, and there were 23 responses with subsequent modifications to the design.

The Flying Dutchman boats raced on the Giallo Course, as did the Star Class. Norway’s Peder Lunde, Jr. built up such a big lead after six races that he placed 10th in the final race, and still won the gold medal by almost 800 points over Denmark’s Hans Fogh. Fogh would compete in six Olympics, from 1960-72 for Denmark and in 1976 and 1984 for Canada, adding a bronze medal in 1984 in the Soling Class while representing Canada.

Lunde, making his Olympic début, was only 18-years-old, but would compete in four Olympics, also winning a silver medal in the Star Class in 1968. His family is one of the renowned in Olympic sailing history. His grandfather, Eugen Lunde, won a gold medal in the 1924 6-metre class, and his father and mother, Peder and Vibeke, won silver medals in the 1952 5.5 metre class. Peder, Jr.’s daughter, Jeannette, competed in Alpine skiing at the 1994 and 2000 Winter Olympics. His wife and sister-in-law also competed in Alpine skiing for Norway at the Olympics.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1SireneNOR6,774Gold
Peder Lunde, Jr.Bjørn Bergvall
2SkumDEN5,991Silver
Hans FoghOle Gunnar Petersen
3Macky VIGER5,882Bronze
Rolf MulkaIngo von BredowAchim Kadelbach 1
4PeriRHO5,792
David ButlerChristopher Bevan
5DaisyNED5,452
Ben VerhagenGerard LautenschutzJaap Helder
6Nokaut IIURS5,123
Aleksandr ShelkovnikovViktor Pilchin
7BeaverGBR4,954
Slotty DawesJames Ramus
8HarmonyNZL4,641
Murray RaeRon Watson
9Fantasio IIISUI4,433
Pierre SiegenthalerMichel Buzzi
10Three LeavesIRL4,258
Johnny HooperPeter Gray
11TajamarESP4,055
Juan Manuel AlonsoGabriel Laiseca
12Aldebaran IIITA4,049
Mario CapioTullio Pizzorno
13BalatonHUN3,575
Imre HolényiAlbin Molnár
14Calypse IIFRA3,294
Jean-Claude CornuDaniel Gouffier
15HakahanaRSA3,014
Hellmut StauchBob Standing
16BermudianBER3,007
deForest TriminghamDick Divall
17Evita VIAUT2,981
Carl AuteriedHarald Fereberger
18Falcon VIAUS2,845
Rolly TaskerIan Palmer
19Vim IIIUSA2,682
Harry SindleRobert Wood
20KenyaKEN2,680
Tony Bentley-BuckleRonald Blaker
21MeteorBEL2,300
Jacques De BrouwereAndré Maes
22Mad DogCAN2,240
Pierre DesjardinsKeith Wilson
23OlympionGRE1,779
Konstantinos LymberakisStylianos Kyriakidis
24SjovingeSWE1,577
Christian VingeBengt Waller
25CombineBAH1,499
Godfrey LightbournSigmund Pritchard
26TerribleBRA1,424
PutzRoberto da Rosa
27CalcinhasPOR1,279
Carlos BragaGabriel Lopes
28TengiriINA1,041
Lie Eng SoeiLeopold Kalesaran
29YangonMYA970
Gyi Khin PeChow Park Wing
30CircusWIF893
Richard BennettGerald Bird
31Maid of LebanonLBN408
Fred ZebouniAntoine Sader