David Giles

1964 –

David Giles and Colin Beashel competed in the Star class sailing at every Olympic regatta from Barcelona 1992 through to Athens 2004. Their best result was a bronze medal, behind Brazil and Sweden, at Atlanta 1996. The pair were world champions in the Stars in 1998 and, with Richard Uechtritz, the Etchells 22 class in 1993 and 1995.  For their world championship in the Star class, Giles and Beashel won the 1998-99 Male Sailor of the Year award.

Olympic Results

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Star - Men
Race 1 9 pts; 9th 9 pts 9th
Race 2 16 pts; 8th 7 pts 7th
Race 3 34 pts; 12th (18 pts) OCS
Race 4 39 pts; 10th 5 pts 5th
Race 5 43 pts; 7th 4 pts 4th
Race 6 56 pts; 9th 13 pts 14th
Race 7 67 pts; 11th 11 pts 11th
Race 8 83 pts; 12th 16 pts 16th
Race 9 97 pts; 13th 14 pts 14th
Race 10 103 pts; 12th 6 pts 6th
Final Race TP: 116 pts; NP: 98 pts; 15th 13 pts 13th
Final Placing 15 / 17

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Star - Men
Race 1 8 pts; 8th 8 pts 8th
Race 2 16 pts; 8th 8 pts 8th
Race 3 22 pts; 8th 6 pts 6th
Race 4 23 pts; 2nd 1 pt 1st
Race 5 26 pts; 2nd 3 pts 3rd
Race 6 28 pts; 2nd 2 pts 2nd
Race 7 36 pts; 3rd 8 pts 8th
Race 8 45 pts; 3rd 9 pts 9th
Race 9 62 pts; 6th (17 pts) DSQ
Race 10 74 pts; 7th (12 pts) 12th
Race 11 TP: 80 pts; NP: 63; 7th 6 pts 6th
Final Placing 7 / 16

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Star - Men
Race 2 12 pts 1 pt 1
Race 4 14 pts 1 pt 1
Race 6 25 pts 3 pts 3
Race 8 34 pts 7 pts 7
Race 10 TP: 69 pts; NP: 32; 3 (26 pts) PMS
Race 1 11 pts (11 pts) 11
Race 3 13 pts 1 pt 1
Race 5 22 pts 8 pts 8
Race 7 27 pts 2 pts 2
Race 9 43 pts 9 pts 9  
Final Placing 3 / 25

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

Star - Men
Race 1 18 pts 18 pts 12
Race 2 34 pts 16 pts 10
Race 3 45.7 pts 11.7 pts 6
Race 4 60.7 pts 15 pts 9
Race 5 70.7 pts 10 pts 5
Race 6 76.4 pts 5.7 pts 3
Race 7 TP: 89.4; NP: 71.4 pts; 7 13 pts 7
Final Placing 7 / 26