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1900  Paris Summer Olympics

1900 Summer Olympics - The Results (Sailing)

Sailing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: May 20, 1900
Date Finished: August 6, 1900
Events: 8

Participants: 96 (95 men and 1 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Robert Gufflet (16 years, 350 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA William Martin (71 years, 212 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Jacques Baudrier and FRA Émile Michelet (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (24 medals)

Overview

Among Olympic historians, the results of the 1900 yachting events have been controversial for many years. By far, the best review of this topic has been undertaken by the first president of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH), Ian Buchanan, who was helped by Sweden’s Ture Widlund, the first Vice-President of ISOH. Buchanan looked at almost all the pertinent 1900 sources in yachting magazines from France, Germany, and Great Britain. He produced a summary of the competitions, which is reproduced here with permission.

Given the possible awarding of cash prizes, the “Olympic status” of this sport in 1900 must be in question. It is not exactly certain if the prizes were cash or “objets d’art” of the values listed, thus, for now, I have retained yachting as an Olympic sport in 1900.

A Review of Olympic Yachting – 1900; by Ian Buchanan

In common with many other sports at the 1900 Games, the yachting results are varied, incomplete and contradictory. While many important aspects remain intractable, I feel that the following represents the most comprehensive survey available of the 1900 Olympic Yachting Regatta. The results and comments which follow are the result not only of my own researches but equally those of Ture Widlund of Sweden. Valuable contributions have been made by Erich Kamper (Austria) and Bill Mallon (USA) and the major prime sources which have been used are: the 1900 Official Report, La Vie au Grande Air, Le Sport Universal Illustré, Yachting Gazette and Journal de la Marine (all of Paris), Yachting World, The Yachtsman, and The Field (all London), and Wassersport (Berlin).

The 1900 Olympic yachting regatta began with the Concours d’Honneur at Meulan on 20 May. The rules of competition required that all yachts intending to compete in the five individual classes (up to 10 tons) at Meulan over the next few days took part in the Concours – or “Open Class” as it is sometimes known. The almost complete absence of any wind caused considerable problems. It is known that at least 49 yachts started but only seven completed the course within the time limit and of the seven finishers, two, “Mamie” and “Carabinier”, were disqualified for using “other means of propulsion than the sail.”

After a break of one day, the Olympic regatta continued on 22 May when the first race for the less than one ton, ½-1 ton, and 1-2 tons classes was held. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the scheduled starting time for each yacht. Precise details of the individual starting times are shown in the Journal de Marine of 26 May 1900. The congestion which this caused is described in Yachting World (7 June) as follows: “The river was absolutely blocked with vessels of all shapes, rigs and sizes, and it became exceedingly difficult to keep clear of each other. The big vessels, which had started later, brought up a breeze with them and ran right up to the smaller craft, so that at the turning mark every boat was huddled up together.” Interestingly, Yachting World also reports that 65 boats competed but from the results which follow it will be seen that not all of these have been identified. The same report in Yachting World states the races for the international prizes given by the French Exhibition were from 30 tons to 0.5 tons but there is no mention of a 30 ton class in the 1900 Official Report.

Similar congested conditions prevailed on the second (24 May) and third day (25 May) of sailing but the classes involved in the mass-start were slightly different. In addition to the events at Meulan, two Olympic events – 10-20 tons and over 20 tons – were held at Le Havre (1-6 August). The 10-20 tons event was the only 1900 Olympic event where the final placements were decided on the aggregate result of three separate races. Initially, historians did not consider the 10-20 tons to be an Olympic event but an advertisement in The Field (14 July) inviting entries leaves no doubt as to its affiliation with the Paris Exhibition.

The over 20 tons class was decided by one straight race but for the smaller classes held at Meulan there were two completely separate races with no overall aggregate winner being declared. In those classes where there were two races, Erich Kamper and Bill Mallon have, in the past, favored a method of combining the results to decide an overall winner, based on either overall time or points. I do not share this view as I feel that to retroactively “adjust” history in this way, in order to fall in line with modern practice, is not only incorrect but also fraught with danger.

Following a less far-fetched line of reasoning, the allocation of the prize money provides ample evidence that the two races in the smaller classes were indeed treated quite separately. For example, in the 3-10 tons class the winner of the first race received 1,500 FFr and the winner of the second race 2,000 FFr. Of particular importance is the fact that having awarded prizes for the two separate races there was no prize for an overall winner. Whether or not the award of cash prizes should preclude the 1900 yachting events from being considered to be of Olympic calibre is not a matter I propose to pursue in depth here. However, any review of the matter should bear in mind that an “adverse” decision would embrace other sports such as shooting and archery.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed Open GBR Great Britain GER Germany FRA France-1
Mixed 0-½ Ton FRA France-1 FRA France-2 FRA France-3
Mixed 0-½ Ton FRA France-7 FRA France-2 FRA France-1
Mixed ½-1 Ton GBR Great Britain FRA France-1 FRA France-2
Mixed ½-1 Ton FRA France-15 FRA France-3 FRA France-4
Mixed 1-2 Ton SUI Switzerland FRA France-1 FRA France-2
Mixed 1-2 Ton GER Germany SUI Switzerland FRA France-1
Mixed 2-3 Ton MIX Mixed team FRA France-1 FRA France-2
Mixed 2-3 Ton MIX Mixed team FRA France-1 FRA France-3
Mixed 3-10 Ton FRA France-1 NED Netherlands FRA France-2
Mixed 3-10 Ton GBR Great Britain FRA France-2 USA United States
Mixed 10-20 Ton FRA France-1 FRA France-2 GBR Great Britain-1
Mixed 20+ Ton GBR Great Britain-1 GBR Great Britain-2 USA United States
 

1900 Olympic scoring system

In 1900 for the different races different systems were used:

Olympic races at Meulan

In the following classes only one race was sailed for each gold medal.

  • 0 – ½ Ton
  • ½ – 1 Ton
  • 1 – 2 Ton
  • 2 – 3 Ton
  • 3 – 10 Ton

In these races each boat was given, in advance, a handicap of several minutes and seconds. For each boat, the sailing time over the course was measured. This sailed time plus the handicap gave the corrected time. The boat with the lowest corrected time became winner.

Olympic races at Le Havre

Since in the 10 – 20 Ton a series of three races was sailed, a scoring system beside the handicap system was used. Per race one could earn points as follows:

  • 1st place: 10 points
  • 2nd place: 9 points
  • 3rd place: 8 points
  • 6th (last) place: 5 points

A disqualification of penalty gives the points of the last place minus 1. Therefore, In the Olympics with six boats competing this gives 4 points.
All races counted and the scoring system was used after the corrected time was calculated.

Open class at Meulan

For the Open class NO handicap or scoring system was used. The order in which the boats crossed the finishing line was the result of the regatta. This with the exception of the boats that were disqualified.

In case of a tie

There are no known provisions for breaking a tie in the 1900 sailing regattas at the Olympic Games.
 
 

Mixed Open

 
 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 20, 1900
Date Finished: May 20, 1900

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: FRA France-1

Summary

The Concours d’Honneur or “Open Class” at Meulan on 20 May was the first event of the 1900 Olympic yachting regatta. The rules of competition required that all yachts intending to compete in the five individual classes (up to 10 tons) at Meulan over the next few days took part in this Concours. The almost complete absence of any wind caused considerable problems. It is known that at least 49 yachts started but only seven completed the approximately 11 km long course within the time limit and of the seven finishers, two, “Mamie” and “Carabinier,” were disqualified for using “other means of propulsion than the sail.” Only six yachts with foreign crews competed and one was manned with a mixed crew.

The start of the first group was at 1:00 PM. When at 5:00 PM. only a few yachts had circled the upper buoy, a cancellation was considered, however, by 7:00 PM, seven boats had crossed the finish line. The two first places were taken by small boats with the British boat “Scotia” (½-1 ton class) coming in first and the German “Aschenbrödel” (1-2 ton class).

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT  
1 Scotia GBR Gold 5-56:17  
2 Aschenbrodel GER Silver 5-58:17  
3 Turquoise-1 FRA Bronze 6-12:12  
4 Fantlet-2 FRA   7-04:08  
5 Pierre et Jean-3 FRA      
AC Mamie-4 FRA   [6-13:15] DQ
AC Carabinier-5 FRA   [6-20:22] DQ
AC Alcyon-6 FRA     DNF
AC Amulet-7 FRA     DNF
AC Ariette-8 FRA     DNF
AC Baby-9 FRA     DNF
AC Colette-10 FRA     DNF
AC Crabe I-11 FRA     DNF
AC Crabe II-12 FRA     DNF
AC Crocodile-13 FRA     DNF
AC C.V.A.-14 FRA     DNF
AC Demi-Mondaine-15 FRA     DNF
AC Ducky-16 FRA     DNF
AC Favorite-17 FRA     DNF
AC Femur-18 FRA     DNF
AC Freia-19 FRA     DNF
AC Galopin-20 FRA     DNF
AC Gitana-21 FRA     DNF
AC Gwendoline-22 FRA     DNF
AC Gyp-23 FRA     DNF
AC Hébé-24 FRA     DNF
AC Jeanette-25 FRA     DNF
AC Marsouin-26 FRA     DNF
AC Martha-27 FRA     DNF
AC Mascaret-28 FRA     DNF
AC Mignon-29 FRA     DNF
AC Nina Claire-30 FRA     DNF
AC Pirouette-31 FRA     DNF
AC Plume-patte-32 FRA     DNF
AC Quand-Même-33 FRA     DNF
AC Scamasaxe-34 FRA     DNF
AC Sarcelle-35 FRA     DNF
AC Sidi Fekkar-36 FRA     DNF
AC Singy-37 FRA     DNF
AC Souriceau-38 FRA     DNF
AC Suzon IV-39 FRA     DNF
AC Tournade-40 FRA     DNF
AC Verveine-41 FRA     DNF
AC Olle MIX     DNF
AC Mascotte NED     DNF
AC Lerina SUI     DNF
AC Frimousse USA     DNF
 
 

Mixed 0-½ Ton

 
 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 22, 1900
Date Finished: May 22, 1900
Format: 8 km.

Gold: FRA France-7
FRA France-1
Silver: FRA France-2
Bronze: FRA France-1
FRA France-3

Summary

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval of less than a minute between the scheduled starting time for each yacht.

The 0-½ ton class was an all-French event over two rounds on the short course, together approximately 8 km. A maximum of three crew members were allowed. Race One was a fairly close one with the yacht “Baby” of [Pierre Gervais] beating [Texier’s] “Quand-Même” by less than 3 min. The next finisher, “Sarcelle” with [Henri Monnot], trailed the top yachts by more than 11 minutes.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Baby-1 FRA Gold 1-06:16 1-01:52 4:24  
1 Fantlet-7 FRA Gold 1-35:59 1-31:35 4:24  
2 Quand-Même-2 FRA Silver 1-08:54 1-04:30 4:24  
2 Quand-Même-2 FRA Silver 1-40:42 1-36:08 4:24  
3 Sarcelle-3 FRA Bronze 1-19:31 1-15:51 3:40  
3 Baby-1 FRA Bronze 1-48:44 1-44:20 4:24  
4 Sarcelle-3 FRA   2-07:52 2-04:12 3:40  
4 Souriceau-4 FRA   1-21:01 1-17:21 3:40  
5 Plume-Patte-5 FRA   1-21:37 1-18:45 2:52  
5 Souriceau-4 FRA   2-08:04 2-04:24 3:40  
6 Giselle-6 FRA   1-23:20 1-18:56 4:24  
6 Giselle-6 FRA   2-34:09 2-29:45 4:24  
AC Fantlet-7 FRA         DNF
AC Plume-Patte-5 FRA         DNF
 
 

Mixed ½-1 Ton

 
 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 24, 1900
Date Finished: May 24, 1900
Format: 15 km.

Gold: FRA France-15
GBR Great Britain
Silver: FRA France-3
FRA France-1
Bronze: FRA France-4
FRA France-2

Summary

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, ½-1 ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these four events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.

Race One of the ½-1 Ton Class saw 16 yachts at the starting line of a 15 km course (one short and one long round). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The field included the “Scotia” from Great Britain with [Algernon Maudslay] and the German “Aschenbrödel” with [Paul Wiesner] at the helm, who had already placed first and second in the Concours d’Honneur.

In this race, “Aschenbrödel” initially placed first but was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight allowed by 41 kg. They lost their prizes and had to compete in a higher class in Race Two. “Sidi-Fekkar” from France was also disqualified for receiving assistance. Of the other contenders, the “Scotia” was the superior boat again, winning by almost 10 minutes. The French yachts “Crabe II” and “Scamasaxe” came in second and third.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Scotia GBR Gold 3-29:45 3-12:30 17:25  
1 Carabinier-15 FRA Gold 3-27:07 3-13:22 13:45  
2 Scamasaxe-3 FRA Silver 3-30:31 3-16:46 13:45  
2 Crabe II-1 FRA Silver 3-39:23 3-21:58 17:25  
3 Crabe II-4 FRA Bronze 3-41:24 3-27:39 13:45  
3 Scamasaxe-2 FRA Bronze 3-42:40 3-25:15 17:25  
4 Scotia GBR   3-45:46 3-32:01 13:45  
4 Crabe I-3 FRA   3-47:11 3-29:46 17:25  
5 Pierre et Jean-4 FRA   3-52:44 3-35:19 17:25  
5 Crabe I-2 FRA   3-50:45 3-37:00 13:45  
6 Suzon IV-5 FRA   3-53:50 3-36:25 17:25  
6 C.V.A.-7 FRA   3-52:52 3-40:07 13:45  
7 Pettit-Poucet-6 FRA   3-56:55 3-39:30 17:25  
7 Suzon IV-5 FRA   3-59:27 3-45:42 13:45  
8 C.V.A.-7 FRA   4-00:32 3-43:07 17:25  
8 Ariette-10 FRA   4-08:10 3-54:25 13:45  
9 Dick-8 FRA   4-03:00 3-45:35 17:25  
9 Galopin-9 FRA   4-17:23 4-05:40 11:43  
10 Galopin-9 FRA     3-46:33    
10 Tornade-16 FRA   4-19:52 4-06:07 13:45  
11 Ariette-10 FRA   4-04:21 3-46:56 17:25  
11 Demi-Mondaine-17 FRA   4-30:08 4-16:23 13:45  
12 Crocodile-11 FRA   4-06:40 3-49:15 17:25  
AC Crocodile-11 FRA         DNF
13 Colette-12 FRA   4-08:?? 3-51:?? 17:25  
AC Jeannette-18 FRA         DNF
14 Cinara-13 FRA   4-10:?? 3-53:?? 17:25  
AC Pierre et Jean-4 FRA         DNF
AC Aschenbrodel GER   [3-11:37] [3-28:02] [17:25] DQ
AC Verveine-19 FRA         DNF
AC Colette-12 FRA         DNF
AC Sidi-Fekkar-14 FRA         DNF
AC Sidi-Fekkar-14 FRA   [3-32:50] [3-50:15] [17:25] DQ
AC Hébé-20 FRA         DNF
 
 

Mixed 1-2 Ton

 
 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 22, 1900
Date Finished: May 22, 1900
Format: 19 km.

Gold: GER Germany
SUI Switzerland
Silver: SUI Switzerland
FRA France-1
Bronze: FRA France-1
FRA France-2

Summary

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.

Six yachts entered Race One of the 1-2 ton class over a course of 19 km course, which consisted of one long and two short rounds). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The winner was the only foreign yacht, the “Lerina” from Switzerland. The crew consisted of the [Count] and [Countess de Pourtalès] and their nephew [Bernard]. At the helm of the second placed boat “Martha” was [François Vilamitjana], a French sailor of Spanish descent. While the distance between the first and second placed yachts was only 2 minutes, the third placed “Nina Claire” – also from France – was more than 9 minutes behind “Martha.”

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Lerina SUI Gold 2-15:32 1-47:10 28:22  
1 Aschenbrodel GER Gold 3-09:19 2-54:36 14:43  
2 Martha-1 FRA Silver 2-17:29 1-50:50 26:39  
2 Lerina SUI Silver 3-35:14 3-12:49 22:25  
3 Nina Claire-2 FRA Bronze 2-26:28 2-00:42 25:46  
3 Martha-1 FRA Bronze 3-37:49 3-16:45 21:04  
4 Amulet-3 FRA   2-26:56 1-59:23 27:33  
4 Nina Claire-2 FRA   4-10:17 3-49:56 20:21  
5 Ducky-4 FRA   2-31:14 2-02:52 28:22  
6 Freia-5 FRA   2-33:54 2-08:08 25:46  
5 Freia-5 FRA   4-11:22 3-52:45 18:37  
7 Mamie-6 FRA   2-52:30 2-32:43 19:47  
6 Mamie-6 FRA   4-30:08 4-14:26 15:42  
8 Alcyon-7 FRA   3-05:06 2-36:44 28:22  
7 Ducky-4 FRA   4-48:07 4-25:42 22:25  
AC Amulet-3 FRA         DNF
AC Alcyon-7 FRA         DNF
 
 

Mixed 1-2 Ton

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 22, 1900
Date Finished: May 22, 1900
Format: 19 km.

Gold: GER Germany
SUI Switzerland
Silver: SUI Switzerland
FRA France-1
Bronze: FRA France-1
FRA France-2

Summary

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.

Six yachts entered Race One of the 1-2 ton class over a course of 19 km course, which consisted of one long and two short rounds). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The winner was the only foreign yacht, the “Lerina” from Switzerland. The crew consisted of the [Count] and [Countess de Pourtalès] and their nephew [Bernard]. At the helm of the second placed boat “Martha” was [François Vilamitjana], a French sailor of Spanish descent. While the distance between the first and second placed yachts was only 2 minutes, the third placed “Nina Claire” – also from France – was more than 9 minutes behind “Martha.”

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Lerina SUI Gold 2-15:32 1-47:10 28:22  
1 Aschenbrodel GER Gold 3-09:19 2-54:36 14:43  
2 Martha-1 FRA Silver 2-17:29 1-50:50 26:39  
2 Lerina SUI Silver 3-35:14 3-12:49 22:25  
3 Nina Claire-2 FRA Bronze 2-26:28 2-00:42 25:46  
3 Martha-1 FRA Bronze 3-37:49 3-16:45 21:04  
4 Amulet-3 FRA   2-26:56 1-59:23 27:33  
4 Nina Claire-2 FRA   4-10:17 3-49:56 20:21  
5 Ducky-4 FRA   2-31:14 2-02:52 28:22  
6 Freia-5 FRA   2-33:54 2-08:08 25:46  
5 Freia-5 FRA   4-11:22 3-52:45 18:37  
7 Mamie-6 FRA   2-52:30 2-32:43 19:47  
6 Mamie-6 FRA   4-30:08 4-14:26 15:42  
8 Alcyon-7 FRA   3-05:06 2-36:44 28:22  
7 Ducky-4 FRA   4-48:07 4-25:42 22:25  
AC Amulet-3 FRA         DNF
AC Alcyon-7 FRA         DNF
 

Mixed 2-3 Ton

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 22, 1900
Date Finished: May 22, 1900
Format: 19 km.

Gold: MIX Mixed team
Silver: FRA France-1
Bronze: FRA France-3
FRA France-2

Summary

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d'Honneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.

[William Exshaw]'s yacht )Olle) was the winner of both races in the 2-3 ton class over 19 km (one long and two short rounds). In Race One, )Olle) actually finished second to the French entry )Favorite), but was the clear winner on adjusted time. Helmsman Exshaw lived in France and had two French crew members making it a multi-national team. Second was the French )Favorite), as only four yachts started in this class.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Olle MIX Gold 2-17:30 1-47:48 29:42  
1 Olle MIX Gold 4-17:34 3-48:29 29:05  
2 Favorite-1 FRA Silver 2-20:03 1-46:16 33:47  
2 Favorite-1 FRA Silver 4-23:57 3-50:10 33:47  
3 Gwendoline-2 FRA Bronze 2-24:48 1-51:01 33:47  
3 Mignon-3 FRA Bronze 4-52:13 4-18:53 33:20  
AC Gwendoline-2 FRA          
4 Mignon-3 FRA   2-26:31 1-54:11 33:20  
 

Mixed 3-10 Ton

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 24, 1900
Date Finished: May 24, 1900
Format: 19 km.

Gold: GBR Great Britain
FRA France-1
Silver: FRA France-2
NED Netherlands
Bronze: USA United States
FRA France-2

Summary

In Race Two only one day later, the “Turquoise” was disqualified for impeding the “Mascaret.” The race was easily won by the British yacht “Bona Fide” by a margin of more than five minutes. The crew missed the first race because clearance by French Customs was delayed, but skipper [Howard Taylor] arrived in time for the second race. The winner of Race One, the “Femur,” however, did not enter the second race. In total eight yachts competed in Race Two. The three foreign yachts placed first, third and fourth with “Gitana” as the only French yacht positioned between them on second place.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Femur-1 FRA Gold 3-45:02 3-05:39 39:23  
1 Bona Fide GBR Gold 4-14:58 3-35:12 39:46  
2 Mascotte NED Silver 3-46:52 3-09:45 37:07  
2 Gitana-2 FRA Silver 4-35:44 4-01:34 34:10  
3 Gitana-2 FRA Bronze 3-52:03 3-17:53 34:10  
3 Frimousse USA Bronze 4-38:49 4-04:39 34:10  
4 Turquoise-3 FRA   3-55:16 3-10:56 44:20  
4 Mascotte NED   4-46:36 4-09:29 37:07  
5 Mascaret-4 FRA   4-01:35 3-27:25 34:10  
6 Pirouette-5 FRA   4-18:18 3-37:16 41:02  
5 Mascaret-4 FRA   5-08:51 4-34:41 34:10  
7 Frimousse USA          
6 Marsouin-8 FRA   5-16:50 4-42:17 34:33  
8 Gyp-6 FRA          
7 Pirouette-5 FRA   5-30:07 4-49:05 41:02  
9 Singy-7 FRA          
AC Turquoise-3 FRA   [4-28:57] 3-44:27 44:20 DQ
 

Mixed 10-20 Ton

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: August 1, 1900
Date Finished: August 6, 1900
Format: Three races, results decided on overall points. Points were 10,9,8,… for each race.

Gold: FRA France-1
Silver: FRA France-2
Bronze: GBR Great Britain-1

Summary

The 10-20 tons event was the only 1900 Olympic event where the final placements were decided on the aggregate result of three separate races. Races were held on the 1st, 5th and 6th of August over a course of 22 nautical miles (41 km) off Le Havre. Six yachts competed, three each from France and the UK. The French “Estérel” with [Émile Billard] and [Paul Perquer] dominated the competition winning races one and three and placing second in race two. The “Quand-Même” with [Jean, Duke Decazes] took second, beating the British “Laurea” of [Edward Hore] by just one point. The respective placements were 2-3-3 against 3-1-6 (DNF).

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS  
1 Esterel-1 FRA Gold 29  
2 Quand-Même-2 FRA Silver 25  
3 Laurea-1 GBR Bronze 23  
4 Rozenn-3 FRA   20  
5 Nan-2 GBR   19  
6 Luna-4 FRA   18  
 

Mixed 20+ Ton

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: August 2, 1900
Date Finished: August 2, 1900
Format: 40 nautical miles.

Gold: GBR Great Britain-1
Silver: GBR Great Britain-2
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

The 20+ tons class was decided by one straight race over 40 nautical miles (74 km). The field of four yachts was quite international with two British yachts, one American, and one French. The British yachts occupied the first two places. [Selwin Calverley]'s 153-tonner )Brynhild) took the line honors but [Cecil Quentin]'s 96-ton )Cicely) won on time adjustment and was awarded the Coupe international de l'Exposition universelle. The three top placed yachts came in within three minutes of adjusted time though their actual arrival spanned more than 50 minutes. American [Harry Van Bergen] sailed his 102-ton )Formosa) into third place.

Also entered was the German [Max von Guilleaume], who had previously competed in equestrianism in the four-in-hand event. His yacht )Clara) would have been the largest at 181 tons.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal AT AT H  
1 Cicely-1 GBR Gold 5:29:46 -31:20 6:01:06  
2 Brynhild-2 GBR Silver 5:30:06 0:00 5:30:06  
3 Formosa USA Bronze 5:32:52 -48:40 6:21:32  
4 Souvenance FRA   6:20:58 -58:00 7:18:58  
 
   
   

 

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