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Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Firefly

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Firefly
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
1948 Summer Olympics Firefly.jpg
Gold medalist
Venue Torbay
Dates August 3–12
Competitors 21 from 21 nations
Teams 21
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Elvstrøm  Denmark
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Evans  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Koos de Jong  Netherlands

The Firefly was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1948 Summer Olympics program in Torbay. Seven races were scheduled. 21 sailors, on 21 boats, from 21 nations competed.

Results

Firefly insigna.png

Rank
Helmsman (Country) Sailnumber [1] Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[2]
Total
-1
[3]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Paul Elvstrøm
Mars symbol.svg
 (DEN)
486 DNF 0 6 645 3 946 11 382 5 724 1 1423 1 1423 5543 5543
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ralph Evans
Mars symbol.svg
 (USA)
501 2 1122 3 946 13 309 9 469 1 1423 5 724 5 724 5717 5408
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Koos de Jong
Mars symbol.svg
 (NED)
498 6 645 5 724 17 193 4 821 3 946 3 946 2 1122 5397 5204
4  Rickard Sarby
Mars symbol.svg
 (SWE)
495 8 520 1 1423 7 578 1 1423 DSQ 0 11 382 14 277 4603 4603
5  Paul McLaughlin
Mars symbol.svg
 (CAN)
483 5 724 9 469 8 520 2 1122 2 1122 DSQ 0 7 578 4535 4535
6  Felix Sienra Castellanos
Mars symbol.svg
 (URU)
502 13 309 2 1122 5 724 8 520 10 423 9 469 4 821 4388 4079
7  Jean-Jacques Herbulot
Mars symbol.svg
 (FRA)
491 1 1423 7 578 11 382 DSQ 0 12 344 2 1122 16 219 4068 4068
8  Pierre Van der Haeghen
Mars symbol.svg
 (BEL)
485 3 946 14 277 15 247 5 724 6 645 4 821 15 247 3907 3660
9  Arthur McDonald
Mars symbol.svg
 (GBR)
503 10 423 4 821 18 168 3 946 7 578 8 520 DNF 0 3456 3456
10  Albert Oswald
Mars symbol.svg
 (SUI)
494 14 277 17 193 1 1423 17 193 18 168 13 309 8 520 3083 2915
11  Wolfgang Edgard Richter
Mars symbol.svg
 (BRA)
498 7 578 DNF 0 6 645 19 144 4 821 15 247 9 469 2904 2904
12  Morits Skaugen
Mars symbol.svg
 (NOR)
492 19 144 13 309 9 469 13 309 14 277 7 578 3 946 3032 2888
13  Joao Miguez Tito
Mars symbol.svg
 (POR)
500 15 247 10 423 10 423 7 578 8 520 14 277 11 382 2850 2603
14  Livio Spanghero
Mars symbol.svg
 (ITA)
497 17 193 15 247 4 821 10 423 11 382 17 193 12 344 2603 2410
15  Erik Palmgreen
Mars symbol.svg
 (FIN)
481 11 382 DNF 0 2 1122 DNF 0 15 247 6 645 DNF 0 2396 2396
16  Arthur James Mooney
Mars symbol.svg
 (IRL)
493 4 821 8 520 14 277 15 247 13 309 18 168 DNF 0 2342 2342
17  Jorge Emilio Brauer
Mars symbol.svg
 (ARG)
496 16 219 DNF 0 12 344 6 645 DNF 0 10 423 6 645 2276 2276
18  Robert French
Mars symbol.svg
 (AUS)
490 18 168 11 382 19 144 16 219 9 469 12 344 10 423 2149 2005
19  Juan Manuel Alonso-Allende
Mars symbol.svg
 (ESP)
484 9 469 12 344 16 219 12 344 19 144 DNF 0 13 309 1829 1829
20  H. McWilliams
Mars symbol.svg
 (RSA)
487 12 344 16 219 DNF 0 14 277 16 219 16 219 DNF 0 1278 1278
21  Harald Musil
Mars symbol.svg
 (AUT)
499 20 122 DNF 0 DNF 0 18 168 17 193 19 144 DNF 0 627 627

DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified

Mars symbol.svg = Male,
Venus symbol.svg
= Female

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the Firefly during the 1948 Summer Olympics
Graph showing the daily standings in the Firefly during the 1948 Summer Olympics

Courses at Torbay

A total of three race area's was positioned by the Royal Navy in Torbay. Each of the classes was using the same kind of course and the same scoring system.

Notes

  1. ^ For identification on pictures.
  2. ^ The 1948 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ Total after applying discard.

References

  • Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948 (1951). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948 (PDF).
  • Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
  • "London 1948". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
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