Aberdeen’s Luke Patience and sailing partner Stuart Bithell have had to settle for silver in the 470 decider.
The pair were defeated by Aussies Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page for the gold medal at Weymouth’s Nothe course.
The event had been due to take place at 1pm on Thursday but was postponed until Friday due to a lack of wind.
Patience, 26, missed out on becoming the north-east’s fourth gold medallist, following the successes of Heather Stanning, Tim Baillie and Katherine Grainger.
Patience and Bithell needed at least one boat in between them and the Australians to take gold, but, after an impressive start, lost ground on their rivals, who finished ahead of the home favourites to claim the victory.
Afterwards Patience, who was born in Aberdeen and is now based in the south coast of England in Weymouth, said: "It’s just so good. It’s been four years of hard work together.We’re here standing on the Olympic podium and it’s not gold but there’s plenty time. We are young boys and we’ll be coming back and we’ll mean business next time around yet again.
“For now we'll enjoy the moment, Stuart’s an absolute legend and we are happy, happy boys.”
Bithell added: "We got the better of them at the start and we just managed to sneak ahead but unfortunately we sneaked ahead of the rest of the fleet, we were hoping they’d be there.
“They sailed a fantastic race and we tried to attack them when we could and they held their nerve and are worthy champions. We’re happy with second.”