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At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, six events in sailing were contested. Races were held from August 29, 1972 to September 8, 1972 in the Port of Kiel. Kiel hosted the Olympic sailing competitions for the second time, having previously done so in 1936.



Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Dragon class
 Australia (AUS)
John Cuneo
Thomas Anderson
John Shaw
 East Germany (GDR)
Paul Borowski
Konrad Weichert
Karl-Heinz Thun
 United States (USA)
Donald Cohan
Charles Horter
John Marshall
Flying Dutchman class
 Great Britain (GBR)
Rodney Pattisson
Christopher Davies
 France (FRA)
Yves Pajot
Marc Pajot
 West Germany (FRG)
Ullrich Libor
Peter Naumann
Finn class
Flag of France.svg Serge Maury
France (FRA)
Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Ilias Khatzipavlis
Greece (GRE)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Viktor Potapov
Soviet Union (URS)
Soling class
 United States (USA)
Harry Melges
William Bentsen
William Allen
 Sweden (SWE)
Stig Wennerström
Bo Knape
Stefan Krook
 Canada (CAN)
David Miller
John Ekels
Paul Cote
Star class
 Australia (AUS)
David Forbes
Scott Anderson
 Sweden (SWE)
Pelle Pettersson
Stellan Westerdahl
 West Germany (FRG)
Wilhelm Kuhweide
Karsten Meyer
Tempest class
 Soviet Union (URS)
Valentyn Mankin
Vitaliy Dyrdyra
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alan Warren
David Hunt
 United States (USA)
Glenn Foster
Peter Dean

Participating nations

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2
2  France (FRA) 1 1 0 2
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 2
4  United States (USA) 1 0 2 3
5  Soviet Union (URS) 1 0 1 2
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 2 0 2
7  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
9  West Germany (FRG) 0 0 2 2
10  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1


Coordinates: 54°25′48″N 10°10′13″E / 54.43°N 10.17028°E / 54.43; 10.17028



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