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Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman), Open

Date29 August – 8 September 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationAußenförde, Kiel-Schilksee (Kurs B)
Participants60 from 29 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

In 1968 Rodney Pattisson had skippered his boat to a gold medal in this event in what is considered the most dominant performance in Olympic history, winning five of seven races, finishing second in the other, and being disqualified after winning another race. He returned in 1972 with a different crew member, Christopher Davies, and they defended the British gold medal with a performance that was almost as impressive as in 1968. Pattisson and Davies won four the first six races, and sat out the final race, having secured the gold medal without having to sail.

The Israeli crew of Itzhak Nir and Yair Michaeli finished 26th, and they also did not start the final race. The sixth race took place on Tuesday, 5 September, the same day that cowardly Arab terrorists from the Black September group kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes and coaches in the Olympic Village and at Fürstenfeldbruck Airport outside of München. The Games were delayed one day for a memorial service on 6 September. In Kiel, the races on 7 September were delayed by heavy fog, so the final race took place on 8 September but Nir and Michaeli chose not to participate.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTP
1Great BritainGBR22.757.7Gold
Christopher DaviesRodney Pattisson
2FranceFRA40.758.7Silver
Marc PajotYves Pajot
3West GermanyFRG51.171.1Bronze
Peter NaumannUlli Libor
4BrazilBRA62.487.4
Burkhard CordesReinaldo Conrad
5YugoslaviaYUG63.785.7
Antun GregoSimo Nikolić
6Soviet UnionURS67.784.7
Valery ZubanovVladimir Leontyev
7DenmarkDEN74.496.4
Hans FoghUlrik Brock
8AustraliaAUS75.7103.7
Mark BethwaiteTim Alexander
9New ZealandNZL79.0106.0
Jock BilgerMurray Ross
10NetherlandsNED96.0129.0
Fred ImhoffSimon Korver
11ItalyITA103.0128.0
Carlo CroceLuciano Zinali
12SwedenSWE104.0142.0
Peter KolniUlf Nilsson
13East GermanyGDR104.7138.7
Dietmar GeddeHerbert Hüttner
14NorwayNOR109.7139.7
Ole Christian BendixenRagnar Fjoran
15CanadaCAN117.0144.0
Don AndrewsPeter ByrneEvert Bastet
16HungaryHUN120.0152.0
Benedek LitkeySzabolcs Izsák
17IrelandIRL127.0159.0
Harold CudmoreRichard O'Shea
18AustriaAUT127.0162.0
Ernst SeidlKurt Seidl
19JapanJPN128.0155.0
Akira YamamuraTakashi Yamamura
20SwitzerlandSUI129.0160.0
Jean DegaudenziLuc Argand
21PolandPOL137.0173.0
Krzysztof SzymczakZbigniew Kania
22GreeceGRE137.0172.0
Anastasios VatistasAntonios BonasKhristos Bonas
23United StatesUSA140.0178.0
Scott AllanTim Stearn
24Hong KongHKG156.0191.0
Colin SmithBill Steele
25MexicoMEX169.0203.0
Lorenzo VillaseñorMiguel Rábago
26IsraelISR171.0206.0
Itzhak NirYair Michaeli
27Puerto RicoPUR179.0213.0
José RodríguezJuan Torruella, Sr.
28Trinidad and TobagoTTO185.0220.0
David FarfanRichard Bennett
29IndiaIND201.0236.0
Ahmed Abdul BasithSohrab Janshed Contractor