Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenuePuerto de Olivos
Dates26 November – 5 December
Competitors154 from 28 nations
«19521960»

The Sailing program of 1956 Summer Olympics consisted of a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 26 November to 5 December 1956.

Medal summary[edit | edit source]

Event Gold Silver Bronze

1956: Finn
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 Denmark (DEN)
Paul Elvstrøm
 Belgium (BEL)
André Nelis
 United States (USA)
John Marvin

1956: 12m² Sharpie
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 New Zealand (NZL)
Peter Mander
Jack Cropp
 Australia (AUS)
Rolland Tasker
John Scott
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jasper Blackall
Terence Smith

1956: Star
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 United States (USA)
Herbert Williams
Lawrence Low
 Italy (ITA)
Agostino Straulino
Nicolò Rode
 Bahamas (BAH)
Durward Knowles
Sloane Farrington

1956: Dragon
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 Sweden (SWE)
Folke Bohlin
Bengt Palmquist
Leif Wikström
 Denmark (DEN)
Ole Berntsen
Cyril Andresen
Christian von Bülow
 Great Britain (GBR)
Graham Mann
Ronald Backus
Jonathan Janson

1956: 5.5 Metre
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 Sweden (SWE)
Lars Thörn
Hjalmar Karlsson
Sture Stork
 Great Britain (GBR)
Robert Perry
David Bowker
John Dillon
Neil Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick
 Australia (AUS)
Jock Sturrock
Douglas Buxton
Devereaux Mytton