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1908  London Summer Olympics

1908 Summer Olympics - The Results (Sailing)

Sailing at the 1908 London Summer Games

 

  

Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 27, 1908
Date Finished: August 12, 1908
Events: 4

Participants: 64 (63 men and 1 women) from 5 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Charles R. MacIver (17 years, 289 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Thomas Littledale (58 years, 131 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 48 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (6 medals)

Countries

Source:

Map of Participating Sailing Countries at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Green = Participating for the first time
Blue = Participating
Light Blue = Have previously participated

 Belgium (BEL)

 France (FRA)

 Great Britain (GBR)

 Norway (NOR)

 Sweden (SWE)

 

  

Overview

Races for the 6 metre, 7 metre, and 8 metre classes were held from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Ryde, Isle of Wight. The races for the 12 metre class were held on the River Clyde in Glasgow. There were no entries for the 15 metre class.

As there were no foreign entries in the 12 metre class and both the British entries were racing on the River Clyde in Glasgow that summer, the British Olympic Council agreed that no good purpose would be served by asking the owners to transport their vessels from Glasgow to the south coast of England solely for the Olympic races. The 12 metre class is the only Olympic event ever to be held in Scotland and the arrangements were made by the Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club and the Royal Clyde Yacht Club.

Placings were decided solely by the number of victories. An official points system was used only in the event of a tie for first or second place. The official tie-breaking system provided 3 points for first place, 2 for second place and 1 for third.

Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of the 1904 and the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 1908 was open for a total of five sailing classes (disciplines), but actually only four Sailing events were contested. The planned venue of all races, named matches, was Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Venue

 
 

At the 1907 The Hague Conference of the IOC Ryde at the Isle of Wight was appointed to host the sailing regattas, for all classes, of the games of the IVth Olympiad. However, when there were only two British entries for the 12 Metre matches, and both yacht were located at the Firth of Clyde, the decision was made to use Hunters Quay as a second venue 

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde

The RVYC was founded on 24 May 1845 by Prince Albert to give Queen Victoria a Yacht Club which she was entitled to enter as a mere female![2]

For the Olympic matches the race committee used the available shipping buoys as marks for the courses. for the classes the following course lengths were used:

  • 6 Metre: 13 nautical miles (24 km)
  • 7 Metre: 13 nautical miles (24 km)
  • 8 Metre: 16 nautical miles (30 km)

Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club, Hunters Quay

  • 12 Metre: 26 nautical miles (48 km)

Course areas

The following course areas were used during the 1908 Olympic sailing regattas:

Royal Victoria Yacht ClubRVYC, Ryde, 1909.png

Clubhouse of the Royal Victoria

Yacht Club, Ryde,

Royal Clyde Yacht ClubhouseRoyal Clyde Yacht Club.png

The Clubhouse of the Royal Clyde

Yacht Club Clyde at Hunter Quay

(GBR) was made available for the

Organizing Committee of the B.O.C.

and the Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club for the 12 Metre Matches.

  

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Classes Entries Male Female
1 5 5 14 64 2

A maximum of 2 boats per country per class was allowed.

  

Classes (equipment)

Source: Although one of the oldest organized sporting activities, sailing in the early first part of the 20th century was not uniformly organized. This had a lot to do with national traditions as well as with the fact that there were no standardized boat types with uniform building instructions and measurements. Also a lot of development was done in the area of boat design and boat building. The shape of a boat, specifically its length, its weight and its sail area, are major parameters that determine the boat's speed. Several initiatives were started to create a formula that made it possible to have boats race each other without having to calculate the final result. But the different countries initially could not agree on an international system. At the Olympics of 1900 it was clear that sailing was not ready for international competition, and something had to be done.

In 1906 international meetings were organize to solve the problem. Finally in Paris, October 1907 the first International Rule was ratified. Delegates from this meeting went on to form the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU), the precursor to the present International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The agreed formula gives a result in meters (Metre). During the meeting in 1907 the IOC made the decision to open the 1908 Summer Olympics for the following Metre classes:

Class Type Venue Event Sailors First OG Olympics so far
6 Metre Keelboat Ryde Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 1908 1
7 Metre Keelboat Ryde Cercle noir 100%.svg 4 1908 1
8 Metre Keelboat Ryde Cercle noir 100%.svg 5 1908 1
12 Metre Keelboat Hunters Quay Cercle noir 100%.svg 10 1908 1
15 Metre Keelboat No show Cercle noir 100%.svg Unknown 1908 0
Legend: Cercle noir 100%.svg = Mixed gender event
The 1908 Olympic Classes in action

Race schedule

Source:[1]

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
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Sailing ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●                        
Total gold medals     3                           1

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
6 Metre insigna.png

1908: 6 Metre

 Great Britain (GBR)
Gilbert Laws
Thomas McMeekin
Charles Crichton
 Belgium (BEL)
Léon Huybrechts
Louis Huybrechts
Henri Weewauters
 France (FRA)
Henri Arthus
Louis Potheau
Pierre Rabot
7 Metre insigna.png

1908: 7 Metre

 Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Rivett-Carnac
Norman Bingley
Richard Dixon
Frances Rivett-Carnac
The second competitor failed to make it to the start. No further competition
8 Metre insigna.png

1908: 8 Metre

 Great Britain (GBR)
Blair Cochrane
Charles Campbell
John Rhodes
Henry Sutton
Arthur Wood
 Sweden (SWE)
Carl Hellström
Edmund Thormählen
Eric Sandberg
Erik Wallerius
Harald Wallin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Philip Hunloke
Alfred Hughes
Frederick Hughes
George Ratsey
William Ward
The Duchess of Westminster
12 Metre insigna.png

1908: 12 Metre[1]

 Great Britain (GBR)
T. C. Glen-Coats (helmsman)
J. H. Downes (mate)
J. S. Aspin
John Buchanan
J. C. Bunten
A. D. Downes
David Dunlop
John Mackenzie
Albert Martin
Gerald Tait
 Great Britain (GBR)
C. MacIver (helmsman)
J. G. Kenion (mate)
J. M. Adam
James Baxter
W. P. Davidson
J. F. Jellico
T. A. R. Littledale
C. R. MacIver
C. Macleod Robertson
J. F. D. Spence
No further competition

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 4 1 1 6
2  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
4  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (4 nations) 4 3 2 9

Notes

  • This Olympic sailing event was gender independent, however only two women, Frances Rivett-Carnac in the 7 Metre, and the Duchess of Westminster as extra on her 8 Metre, participated. The duchess of Westminster also distributed the diplomas of special merit to the competitors of the other Olympic sports on 25 July 1908. Gender specific events however had to wait until 1988.
  • The matches at Ryde were held in light air conditions.
  • All members of a team had to be a citizen of the country they represent. However the boats used did not have to be built in the same country that the team was representing since the Olympic games are considered a test of skills and handling for the team and not a test of the yacht. This in contrast with the matches for the America's cup of that time.
  • A second 7 Metre yacht Mignonette was entered under command of Capt. R. Sloane-Stanley but failed to make it to the starting line.
  • At the end of the official report the following suggestion was made:

    It has been suggested that in the yacht racing of future Olympic Games it might be better to select a fleet of “one-design” boats in the waters where the Games are held, and let all the crews entered draw lots for them every day, with the proviso that no crew should have the same boat twice.

    Sailing had to wait until 1920 before the first "one-design" class was selected for the Games.

Other information

During the Sailing regattas at the 1908 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

  •  Norway (NOR), Johan Anker, Multiple Olympic competitor and designer of many Metre yachts as well as the 1948 Olympic Dragon, in the 8 Metre Fram
  •  Great Britain (GBR), Duchess of Westminster as owner and extra crewmember of the 8 Metre Sorais
  •  Great Britain (GBR), William Dudley Ward in the 8 Metre Sorais
  •  Sweden (SWE), Harald Wallin in Vinga

1908 Olympic scoring system

Three races would be scheduled in each class. The winner is the yacht with the most 1st places[2]

In case of a tie

In the event of three different yachts winning these Races, points will be allotted to them according to the following scale:

  • 1st place: 3 points
  • 2nd place: 2 points
  • 3rd place: 1 point
  • 4 … no points.

The tie is broken in favor of the yacht with the most points. Should two or more winners in any class tie under these conditions, they shall sail an extra match, on a day to be appointed, and the winner of this match shall be adjudged the absolute winner of the series.
Any tie for second place will be decided in the same manner.

Mixed 6 metres

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Ryde Pier, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Date Started: July 27, 1908
Date Finished: July 29, 1908
Format: Placement by number of wins, followed by points awarded as 3-2-1 for first three places in each race. Three races, each over two circuits of a course in the Solent. Total distance, 13 miles

Competitors 15from 4 nations

Summary

An international field competed in the 6 m class, as five boats from four countries gave each other exciting races. The first race went to the British “Dormy” taking almost two minutes from the “Sibindi”, also a British yacht. “Sibindi” had the best start, followed by “Freja” from Sweden and “Dormy”. The Swedish boat could not hold the place and “Dormy” took a comfortable lead in a light breeze. With more wind on the second round, the Belgian boat “Zut” made the best time to move into overall third.

On the second day, again “Sibindi” had the best start and was leading over the major part of the first round. But at the end of the first circuit, it was a dead-heat for the French boat and “Dormy.” “Sibindi” took the lead again but was finally outsailed by “Dormy” and “Guyoni.” “Dormy” succeeded again, this time just 32 seconds ahead of the French “Guyoni”.

On the third day, “Sibindi” took an early lead again. Then “Zut” took the lead, holding on to it until the finish line, winning the third race with “Guyoni” again coming in second. The eventual overall winner “Dormy” trailed for most of the race but later passed “Sibindi” and managed to take third place.

[Gilbert Laws] and [Léon Huybrechts] received Olympic gold and silver medals as helmsmen of their boats. The owner of the “Dormy,” [Thomas McMeekin], who also belonged to the crew, received the commemorative gold medal and the trophy, a Sèvres vase, donated by the French President. Since Laws had built the “Dormy”, McMeekin, as the owner, commissioned him to steer the boat in the competition. The silver commemorative medal was awarded to R. Osterrieth, the owner of the “Zut”.

Race schedule

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
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Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
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Wed
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9
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Wed
6-Metre                            
Total gold medals     1                            

Course area

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 6-Metre regattas in all three races:

  • Start at Ryde Pier
  • №2. Mother Bank Buoy
  • East Measured Mile Buoy
  • East Sturbridge Buoy
  • Finish at Ryde Pier

Two rounds for a total of 13 nautical miles (24 km).

1908 Olympic Course Area, Ryde

Weather conditions

Date Race Deiscription Sea Wind direction Start
27-JUL-1908 1 Light wind. More wind in the second round Calm NNE Wind.svg to WNW Wind.svg 12:30
28-JUL-1908 2 Extreme light wind. death calm NNW Wind.svg 12:30
29-JUL-1908 3 Very light breeze, fluking. Late in the afternoon true wind, moderate Calm W Wind.svg 12:30

Final results

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Great Britain Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilbert Laws Silver medal icon blank.svg Thomas McMeekin
Silver medal icon blank.svg Charles Crichton
Dormy 1 3 1 3 3 1 2
first places
2  Belgium Silver medal icon blank.svg Léon Huybrechts Bronze medal icon blank.svg Louis Huybrechts
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Henri Weewauters
Zut 3 1 4 0 1 3 1
first place
3  France Bronze medal icon blank.svg Henri Arthus Diploma Louis Potheau
Diploma Pierre Rabot
Guyoni 4 0 2 2 2 2 2
second places
4  Great Britain John Leuchars William Leuchars
Frank Smith
Sibindi 2 2 3 1 4 0 1
second place
5  Sweden Karl-Einar Sjögren Birger Gustafsson
Jonas Jonsson
Freja 5 0 5 0 5 0 3
fifth places

Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Dormy-1 GBR 3-52:14  
2 Sibindi-2 GBR 3-54:06  
3 Zut BEL 3-56:20  
4 Guyoni FRA 4-03:21  
5 Freja SWE 4-24:00  

Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Dormy-1 GBR 4-17:23  
2 Guyoni FRA 4-17.55  
3 Sibindi-2 GBR 4-18:19  
4 Zut BEL 4-19:17  
5 Freja SWE 4-36-48  

Race Three

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Zut BEL 4-13:46  
2 Guyoni FRA 4-15:16  
3 Dormy-1 GBR 4-19:33  
4 Sibindi-2 GBR 4-19:47  
5 Freja SWE 4-59:51  
 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1908 Summer Olympics

Mixed 7 metres

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Ryde Pier, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Date Started: July 27, 1908
Date Finished: July 28, 1908
Format: Placement by number of wins, followed by points awarded as 3-2-1 for first three places in each race. Two races each over two circuits of a course in the Solent. Distance: 13 miles.

Competitors 4 male & 1 female (Documented)from 1 nation
Teams 2

Summary

Captain R. Sloane Stanley's entry, Mignonette, did not start and Heroine completed one circuit in each of the first two races on 27 & 28 July to claim the Olympic title. The third race, scheduled for 29 July, was cancelled.

Race schedule

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
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Wed
6
Thu
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Fri
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9
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10
Mon
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12
Wed
7-Metre                            
Total gold medals     1                      

Course area

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 7-Metre regattas in all three races:

  • Start at Ryde Pier
  • №2. Mother Bank Buoy
  • East Measured Mile Buoy
  • East Sturbridge Buoy
  • Finish at Ryde Pier

Two rounds for a total of 13 nautical miles (24 km) were scheduled.

1908 Olympic Course Area, Ryde

Weather conditions

Date Race Description Sea Wind direction Start
27-JUL-1908 1 Light wind. More wind in the second round Calm NNE Wind.svg to WNW Wind.svg 12:15
28-JUL-1908 2 Extreme light wind. death calm NNW Wind.svg 12:15

Final results

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Great Britain Gold medal icon blank.svg Charles Rivett-Carnac Mars symbol.svg Silver medal icon blank.svg Norman Bingley Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Richard Dixon Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Frances Rivett-Carnac Venus symbol.svg
Heroine 1 3 1 3 2
first places
2  Great Britain R. Sloane-Stanley Mars symbol.svg Unknown
(Not documented)
Mignonette DNC - DNC - -
 

Legend: DNC – Did not come to the starting area;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;

 

Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Heroine GBR 2-11:54  

Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Heroine GBR 2-11:33  

Notes

Two 7-Metre yachts were registered for the regattas of the 1908 Olympics. However, only one, Heroine, was present at the starting line. So she had each race a 'sail over'. Each match was therefore shortened to one round (6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km)). After 2 matches Heroine was certain of the victory and no third match was sailed.

Mixed 8 metres

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Ryde Pier, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Date Started: July 27, 1908
Date Finished: July 29, 1908
Format: Placement by number of wins, followed by points awarded as 3-2-1 for first three places in each race. Three races, each over two circuits of a course in the Solent. Total distance, 16 miles

Competitors 24 Male and 1 female (Documented)from 3 nations
Teams 5

Summary

The British boat Cobweb won the first two races, clinching the gold medal. Some controversy concerns the make-up of the 3rd-place crew of the boat Sorais, owned by the Duchess of Westminster. Some sources indicate that she was a passenger on the boat during the races, while in his report on the yacht races, published 27 February 1909, Charles Newton-Robinson, the Yachting Racing Association representative on the British Olympic Council, refers to the Duchess as "the pilot."

Race schedule

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
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Fri
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9
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Tue
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Wed
8-Metre                            
Total gold medals     1                            

Course area

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 6-Metre regattas in all three races:

  • Start at Ryde Pier
  • №3. Fairway Buoy
  • West Measured Mile Buoy
  • Boyne Buoy off Portsmouth Spit
  • Finish at Ryde Pier

Two rounds for a total of 16 nautical miles (30 km).

1908 Olympic Course Area, Ryde

Weather conditions

Date Race Deiscription Sea Wind direction Start
27-JUL-1908 1 Light wind. More wind in the second round Calm NNE Wind.svg to WNW Wind.svg 12:30
28-JUL-1908 2 Extreme light wind. death calm NNW Wind.svg 12:30
29-JUL-1908 3 Very light breeze, fluking. Late in the afternoon true wind, moderate Calm W Wind.svg 12:30

Final results

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Great Britain Gold medal icon blank.svg Blair Cochrane Mars symbol.svg Silver medal icon blank.svg Charles Campbell Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Rhodes Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Henry Sutton Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Arthur Wood Mars symbol.svg
Cobweb 1 3 1 3 4 0 2
first places
2  Sweden Silver medal icon blank.svg Carl Hellström Mars symbol.svg Bronze medal icon blank.svg Eric Sandberg Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Edmund Thormählen Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Erik Wallerius Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Harald Wallin Mars symbol.svg
Vinga 5 0 4 0 1 1 1
first place
3  Great Britain Bronze medal icon blank.svg George Ratsey Mars symbol.svg Diploma Alfred Hughes Mars symbol.svg
Diploma Frederick Hughes Mars symbol.svg
Diploma Philip Hunloke Mars symbol.svg
Diploma William Dudley Ward Mars symbol.svg
Diploma The Duchess of Westminster Venus symbol.svg(Extra)
Sorais 2 2 3 1 2 2 2
second places
4  Norway Johan Anker Mars symbol.svg Eilert Falch-Lund Mars symbol.svg
Einar Hvoslef Mars symbol.svg
Magnus Konow Mars symbol.svg
Hagbart Steffens Mars symbol.svg
Fram 3 1 2 2 3 1 1
second place
5  Sweden John Carlsson Mars symbol.svg Edvin Hagberg Mars symbol.svg
Karl Ljungberg Mars symbol.svg
Hjalmar Lönnroth Mars symbol.svg
August Olsson Mars symbol.svg
Saga 4 0 DNF 0 5 0 1
fourth places
 

Legend: DNF – Did not finish;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;

Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Cobweb-1 GBR 4-01:41  
2 Sorais-2 GBR 4-02:14  
3 Fram NOR 4-07:30  
4 Saga-2 SWE 4-46:11  
5 Vinga-1 SWE 4-55:56  

Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Cobweb-1 GBR 4-35:56  
2 Fram NOR 4-35:15  
3 Sorais-2 GBR 4-39:15  
4 Vinga-1 SWE 5-16:21  
AC Saga-2 SWE   DNF

Race Three

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Vinga-1 SWE 4-52-31  
2 Sorais-2 GBR 4-56:29  
3 Fram NOR 4-57:10  
4 Cobweb-1 GBR 4-57:46  
5 Saga-2 SWE 5-00:45  
 

Daily standings

Mixed 12 metres

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Royal Clyde Yacht Club, Hunters Quay
Date Started: August 11, 1908
Date Finished: August 12, 1908
Format: Placement by number of wins, followed by points awarded as 3-2-1 for first three places in each race. Two races, each over two circuits of a course on the Clyde. Total distance, 26 miles

 

Summary

The event was held in London, nor even in England, but took place in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of the very few times in Olympic history that an event was not only held outside of the host city, but was not even contested in the host country. In 1920 yachting, this occurred again. The 1920 Olympic games took place in Antwerp, Belgium, although the yachting competition was primarily held in Ostend, Belgium, during July. In the 12-foot dinghy class, the first two races were split between two Dutch boats, the Boreas and the Beatrijs III. It was decided to hold the deciding race in their home country, in September, at the Buiten-Y, a water near Amsterdam.

As neither of the two 1908 12 metre class entries were based in the South of England it was agreed that the owners should not be put to the trouble and expense of transporting their boats and crews from Glasgow and Liverpool to the Isle of Wight where the other Olympic races were held. The majority of the crew of Mouchette were members of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club (Liverpool) and Hera was crewed entirely by members of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club (Glasgow).

After Hera won the first two races, it was not necessary to hold a third race, and race three, scheduled for 13 August, was cancelled.

Race schedule

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
10
Mon
11
Tue
12
Wed
12-Metre                              
Total gold medals                                 1

Course area

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 12-Metre regattas in all two races:

  • Start at Hunter's Quay
  • Buoy at Inverkip
  • Buoy at Dunoon
  • Buoy at Kilcreggan
  • Back to Hunter's Quay

Two rounds for a total of 26 nautical miles (48 km).

1908 Olympic Course Area, Hunters Quay

Weather conditions

Date Race Deiscription Sea Wind direction Start
11-AUG-1908 1 Moderate wind. Puffy at times. A pleasant curl on the water. WNW Wind.svg 11:30
12-AUG-1908 2 Starting light and steady then died at noon. Later filled in with light air. Death calm S Wind.svg later SW Wind.svg 11:30

Final results

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male For first place the helmsman and mate of the Hera received gold medals but the crew received silver medals. For second place the helmsman and mate of the Mouchette received silver medals but the crew received bronze medals.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Great Britain Gold medal icon blank.svg T. C. Glen-Coats Gold medal icon blank.svg J. H. Downes (Mate)
Silver medal icon blank.svg J. S. Aspin
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Buchanan
Silver medal icon blank.svg J. C. Bunten
Silver medal icon blank.svg A. D. Downes
Silver medal icon blank.svg David Dunlop
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Mackenzie
Silver medal icon blank.svg Albert Martin
Silver medal icon blank.svg Gerald Tait
Hera 1 3 1 3 2
first places
2  Great Britain Silver medal icon blank.svg C. MacIver Silver medal icon blank.svg J. G. Kenion (Mate)
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. M. Adam
Bronze medal icon blank.svg James Baxter
Bronze medal icon blank.svg W. P. Davidson
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. F. Jellico
Bronze medal icon blank.svg T. A. R. Littledale
Bronze medal icon blank.svg C. R. MacIver
Bronze medal icon blank.svg C. Macleod Robertson
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. F. D. Spence
Mouchette 2 2 2 2 2
second places

Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Hera-1 GBR 3-19:41  
2 Mouchette-2 GBR 3-21:21  

Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Hera-1 GBR 4-47:40  
2 Mouchette-2 GBR 4-48:42  
   

 

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