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One Person Dinghy (Finn), Open

Date12 – 21 October 1964
LocationEnoshima, Sagami-wan (Finn Course)
Participants33 from 33 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Denmark’s Paul Elvstrøm had won this event at the last four Olympics, 1948-60, but he did not compete in 1964. The Germans entered a combined team in 1964 and it was not certain whether an East or West German sailor would compete in the Finn, but the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) stepped in and gave the spot to West German Willi Kuhweide. It was a good choice as Kuhweide won two races and finished no worse than sixth in any race to win the gold medal. Kuhweide did not need to start the seventh race to win the title, but he did, and won that race as well. The silver went to American Peter Barrett, who came back in 1968 to win a gold medal in the Star Class. Austrian Hubert Raudaschl placed fifth but would win a silver medal in Finn in 1968 and in Star in 1980. This was the first of nine Olympic appearances for Raudaschl, consecutively from 1964-96. When he competed at Atlanta in 1996, it made him the first Olympian to compete in nine Olympics.

1Willi KuhweideGER7,638Gold
2Peter BarrettUSA6,373Silver
3Henning WindDEN6,190Bronze
4Peter ManderNZL5,684
5Hubert RaudaschlAUT5,405
6Colin RyrieAUS5,273
7Jörg BruderBRA4,956
8Panagiotis KouligkasGRE4,546
9Gérard DevillardFRA4,528
10André NelisBEL4,210
11Bruce KirbyCAN4,178
12Aleksander TšutšelovURS3,774
13György FináczyHUN3,771
14Boris JacobsonSWE3,692
15Per JordbakkeNOR3,687
16Hans WillemsNED3,281
17Michael McFaddenZIM3,121
18Miroslav VejvodaTCH3,070
19Hélder de OliveiraPOR2,591
20Jay HooperBER2,489
21Takashi YamadaJPN2,486
22Brian Saffrey-CooperGBR2,445
23Johnny HooperIRL2,000
24Peter CookeKEN1,867
25Haluk KakışTUR1,863
26Ricardo BoneoARG1,583
27Juan OlabarriESP1,532
28Alan StevensHKG1,449
29Karsten BoysenVEN1,190
30Rachot KanjanavanitTHA973
31Juan Torruella, Sr.PUR958
32Fernando OrtizMEX785
33Touch Kim SyCAM357