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1976 Montreal Olympic Games Sailing Competition

Canada Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Canada

Sailing took place in another Canadian province, Ontario instead of Quebec, at Kingston. In a bid to modernise Olympic sailing, two venerable keelboats were dropped, the Star and Dragon. In their places a modern, glassfibre, trapezing dinghy in the shape of the 470 designed by Frenchman Andre Cornu, and a multihull with the Tornado class.

The first 470 Olympic Gold medallists were West German's  skipper Frank Hübner with Harro Bode crewing.

 

Venue

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

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