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1920  Antwerp Summer Olympics

1920 Summer Olympics - The Results (Sailing)

Sailing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: September 4, 1920
Events: 10

Participants: 101 (100 men and 1 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Frans Hin (14 years, 160 days)
Oldest Participant: NOR Johan Friele (53 years, 220 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 96 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): NOR Norway (11 medals)

  

Overview

The 1920 yachting events were among the most unusual ever conducted in Olympic history. There were 13 events contested, although there were originally 16 events on the schedule. In addition, the 18-foot dinghy event was a 14th event that is usually listed as being held. But research by British Olympic historian Ian Buchanan indicates that with only one entrant, no event was actually held. It is really not certain if the gold medals were awarded to the British crew. Finally, scheduled to be contested were the 9 metre, 1907 rating class, and 8.5 metre, 1919 rating class, but there were no entrants for those two classes.

Only one of the 13 events had more than three boats entered, and only two had more than two boats. Six of the 13 events had only a single boat sailing, although the boats did sailover each day of the scheduled competition. Norway entered almost every event, having the only crew in five events. They thus dominated the sport, winning 7 gold medals and 11 medals overall.

The course for the yachting off Ostende consisted of two courses shaped approximately like equilateral triangles. There was a short triangle of 6 nautical miles (11.1 km.) and a long course of 12 nautical miles (22.2 km.). The courses varied for the races but are described below. All of the Olympic sailing events were conducted in a point-for-place format, 1 point for first place, 2 for second place, 3 for third place, etc., with the lowest total point score winning. The events were limited to two boats per nation in any event. Any ties for places were sailed off in a regatta held on 10 July.

The 1920 Olympics began the practice of holding the yachting events far from the main site. The 1920 yachting was held mostly at Ostende, on the Belgian coast, 100 kilometres from Antwerp. At the end of the 1920 Olympic yachting events, the various Royal Yacht Clubs of Belgium organized another series of races – the International Sailing Regatta. Not directly affiliated with the Olympic Games, it was effectively a series of exhibition races conducted by many of the Olympic yachtsmen. The schedule for this series of events can be found in the chapter entitled “Other Sports and Activities

Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule. The Sailing program of 1920 was open for a total of sixteen sailing classes (disciplines), but actually only fourteen Sailing events were contested, because of at the 8.5 metre and 9 metre classes there were no entrants. For each class three races were scheduled from 7 July 1920 to 10 July 1920 off the coast of Ostend at the North Sea.

  • As a result of the First World War,  AUT,  GER,  HUN and  TUR were not invited.
  • The agony athletes develop after finishing fourth at the Olympics must have started at the Olympic Sailing event of 1920. The Belgium 6 Metre team of Louis Depiere, Raymond Bauwens and Willy Valcke finished 4th and became the only sailing team at the 1920 Olympics that went home without a medal.
  • In the Sailing regattas, Norway took 7 gold medals. This boost put them in the higher regions of the medal table. They still profit from this boost.
 

Venue

Royal Yacht Club of Belgium

Ostend offers a fair condition for sailing on the North Sea. However, there are tidal conditions the current is reasonable predictable. Local knowledge does not have too much influence of the races. The wind conditions are also good for sailing. However, in the case of the 1920 Summer Olympic regatta's the prevailing breeze did not show. Most races had to be sailed under light air conditions.

An unprecedented and unique Olympic situation happened with the races in the 12' Dinghy. When in the second race one of the marks was taken hostage by the tidal current and went drifting the race had to be nullified. Since the organizers did not have the time to resail the race and both teams were of Dutch origin the Belgian organization requested the Dutch Olympic Committee to resail the finals in The Netherlands. As a result, the first Olympic event held in the Netherlands was not in 1928 but already in 1920. As venue of this final the Buiten IJ in Amsterdam was chosen.

 

Course areas

1920 Olympic Course Area
Course area Ostend, Belgium
Course area 12' Dinghy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 1920
  

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Classes Entries Male Female
1 6 14 24 100 1|-

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

Continents

● Europe

Map of Participating Sailing Continents at the 1920

Summer Olympics
Green = Participating for the first time
Blue = Participating
Light Blue = Have previously participated

Countries

 Belgium (BEL)  France (FRA)  Great Britain (GBR)  
 Norway (NOR)  Sweden (SWE) Netherlands (NED)
Map of Participating Sailing Countries at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Green = Participating for the first time
Blue = Participating
Light Blue = Have previously participated

Classes (equipment)

The Olympic Sailing event of 1920 was without any doubt the most strangest in history so far. With a program of no less than 16 classes and an entry list that consists of 7 out of 14 classes with just competitor and only one class with more than 3 yachts.

After World War I the International Sailing Authority had obvious no clue in what direction sailing had developed since 1912. The Nordic countries had developed the Skerry Cruiser classes and the International rule classes had adopted in 1919 a new edition of the rule which was not yet implemented in the countries. Therefore, the entries were open for the old, as well the new rule and two Skerry classes. Besides that, an advice from 1908 was followed by putting two one design classes on the program. By doing this the 1920 Olympics acted as a test laboratory from which the IYRU could draw conclusion for the further development of the sport. These lessons learned, not too many different classes and moving towards one design classes, did show during the next Olympic Sailing event and are still taken into account.

Class Type Venue Event Sailors First OG Olympics so far
12' Dinghy Dinghy Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1920 1
18' Dinghy Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1920 1
6.5 Metre Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 1920 1
8.5 Metre Keelboat No show Cercle noir 100%.svg Unknown 1920 0
6 Metre (2x) Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 1908 3
7 Metre Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 2 1908 2
8 Metre (2x) Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 5 1908 3
9 Metre Keelboat No show Cercle noir 100%.svg Unknown 1920 0
10 Metre (2x) Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 8 1912 2
12 Metre (2x) Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 9 1908 3
30m2 Skerry Cruiser Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 7 1920 1
40m2 Skerry Cruiser Keelboat Ostend Cercle noir 100%.svg 8 1920 1
Legend: Cercle noir 100%.svg = Mixed gender event

12' Dinghy

6.5 Metre

6 Metre

Skerry Cruiser

12 Metre

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July  Belgium September  Netherlands
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
3
Fri
4
Sat
5
Sun
Sailing (planning) ● ● ● ●
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Total gold medals       14      
Sailing (actual) 1 ● ● ●
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2    
Total gold medals       13 1    

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
NO Class insigna.png

1920: 12' Dinghy

 Netherlands (NED)
Cornelis Hin
Johan Hin
Frans Hin
 Netherlands (NED)
Arnoud van der Biesen
Petrus Beukers
No further competitors
NO Class insigna.png

1920: 18' Dinghy

 Great Britain (GBR)
Francis Richards
Thomas Hedberg
No further competitors No further competitors
6.5 Metre insigna.png

1920: 6.5 Metre

 Netherlands (NED)
Joop Carp
Berend Carp
Petrus Wernink
 France (FRA)
Albert Weil
Robert Monier
Félix Picon
No further competitors
6 Metre insigna.png

1920: 6 Metre
1907 rule

 Belgium (BEL)
Emile Cornellie
Frédéric Bruynseels
Florimond Cornellie
 Norway (NOR)
Einar Torgersen
Leif Erichsen
Andreas Knudsen
 Norway (NOR)
Henrik Agersborg
Einar Berntsen
Trygve Pedersen
6 Metre insigna.png

1920: 6 Metre
1919 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Andreas Brecke
Paal Kaasen
Ingolf Rød
 Belgium (BEL)
Léon Huybrechts
Charles van den Bussche
John Klotz
No further competitors
7 Metre insigna.png

1920: 7 Metre

 Great Britain (GBR)
Cyril Wright
Robert Coleman
William Maddison
Dorothy Wright
 Norway (NOR)
Johann Faye
Sten Abel
Christian Dick
Neils Neilsen
No further competitors
8 Metre insigna.png

1920: 8 Metre
1907 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Carl Ringvold
Thorleif Holbye
Alf Jacobsen
Kristoffer Olsen
Tellef Wagle
No further competitors No further competitors
8 Metre insigna.png

1920: 8 Metre
1919 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Magnus Konow
Thorleif Christoffersen
Reidar Marthiniussen
Ragnar Vik
 Norway (NOR)
Jens Salvesen
Finn Schiander
Lauritz Schmidt
Nils Thomas
Ralph Tschudi
 Belgium (BEL)
Albert Grisar
Willy de l'Arbre
Georges Hellebuyck
Léopold Standaert
Henri Weewauters
10 Metre insigna.png

1920: 10 Metre
1907 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Erik Herseth
Gunnar Jamvold
Petter Jamvold
Claus Juell
Sigurd Holter
Ingar Nielsen
Ole Sørensen
No further competitors No further competitors
10 Metre insigna.png

1920: 10 Metre
1919 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Charles Arentz
Otto Falkenberg
Robert Giertsen
Willy Gilbert
Halfdan Schjött
Trygve Schjøtt
Arne Sejersted
No further competitors No further competitors
12 Metre insigna.png

1920: 12 Metre
1907 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Henrik Østervold
Halvor Birkeland
Rasmus Birkeland
Lauritz Christiansen
Hans Naess
Halvor Mögster
Jan Østervold
Kristian Østervold
Ole Østervold
No further competitors No further competitors
12 Metre insigna.png

1920: 12 Metre
1919 rule

 Norway (NOR)
Johan Friele
Arthur Allers
Martin Borthen
Kaspar Hassel
Erik Ørvig
Olav Örvig
Thor Ørvig
Egill Reimers
Christen Wiese
No further competitors No further competitors
30m2 Skerry cruiser insigna.png

1920: 30m2 Skerry cruiser

 Sweden (SWE)
Gösta Lundqvist
Gösta Bengtsson
Rolf Steffenburg
No further competitors No further competitors
40m2 Skerry cruiser insigna.png

1920: 40m2 Skerry cruiser

 Sweden (SWE)
Tore Holm
Yngve Holm
Axel Rydin
Georg Tengwall
 Sweden (SWE)
Gustaf Svensson
Percy Almstedt
Erik Mellbin
Ragnar Svensson
No further competitors

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 7 3 1 11
2  Netherlands (NED) 2 1 0 3
 Sweden (SWE) 2 1 0 3
4  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 0 2
5  Belgium (BEL) 1 1 1 3
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
Totals (6 nations) 14 7 2 23

1920 Olympic scoring system

For the Games in Belgium a so-called Point for Place system was used:

  • 1st place: 1 point
  • 2nd place: 2 points
  • DNF: points equal to the No. of started boats
  • DNS: points equal to the No. of entered boats

In case of a tie

Should two or more yachts in any class tie under these conditions a sail-off would determine the final result.

Mixed 12 foot (12' Dinghy)

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende; Buiten-IJ, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: September 4, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race

Competitors 5from 1 nation
Teams 2

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July  Belgium September  Netherlands
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
3
Fri
4
Sat
5
Sun
12' Dinghy (planning)      
Total gold medals       1      
12' Dinghy (actual) 1       2 Dutch national races
Total gold medals         1    

Weather conditions

Date Max temperature Wind speed Average wind direction
7 July 1920 Unknown
8 July 1920 Unknown
10 September 1920 18.8 °C (65.8 °F) 3.6 metres per second (7.0 kn) -
8.2 metres per second (15.9 kn)
NNW Wind.svg

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands Cornelis Hin (race 1)
Frans Hin (race 2 & 3)
Johan Hin Beatrijs III 2 2 CAN 0 1 1 1 1 4
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands Arnoud van der Biesen Petrus Beukers Boreas 1 1 CAN 0 1 1 DNF 3 6
 

Legend: DNF – Did not finish; CAN – Race cancelled;

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 12' Dinghy during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes

  • This was the first Olympic event ever, and the only Olympic sailing event that was held outside the organizing country
  • During race No. II one of the marks was drifting the race was cancelled (Nullified). Since the organizers did not have the time to re-sail the race that week the two remaining races were rescheduled for September 3. Because both contenders were Dutch, the organizers requested the Dutch Olympic Committee to organize the race in Amsterdam Buiten Y
  • Cornelis Hin helmed in race No. I and the cancelled race No. II, Frans Hin helmed the two races in Amsterdam

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Mixed 18 foot (18' Dinghy)

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 7, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 2from 1 nation
Teams 1

Summary

Many recent sources list this event as having taken place. However the only entrant was “Brat” and Yachting World, a British boating magazine, states that the yacht did not appear to compete. But it should be noted that the Swedish yachting magazine, Seglarbladet, states that the “Brat” did start the first race but had a breakdown and then did not finish it. It is not really certain if this event was considered completed, nor is it known if Richards and Hedberg received gold medals. In our statistics, we have not credited them with gold medals.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
18' Dinghy
Total gold medals       1

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Francis Richards Thomas Hedberg Brat DNF 2 DNC 2 DNC 2 DNC 2 8
 

Legend: DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNF – Did not finish;

 

Notes

  • This was probably the least interesting race in the history of Olympic Sailing. Only one competitor showed up in one of the planned races and failed to finish

Mixed 6 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 10, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 18from 2 nations
Teams 6

Summary

Only two yachts competed, with Norway in Jo winning the gold medal and Belgium’s Tan-Fe-Pah the silver medal. In the first race, Jo could not start because of an injury to her topmast, and Tan-Fe-Pah sailed over. But Jo won the final two races to win the gold medal.

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 6 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 18 sailors, on 6 boats, from 2 nation entered in the 6 Metre.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
6 Metre
Total gold medals       2

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

6 Metre International Rule 1907

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Belgium Émile Cornellie Frédéric Bruynseels
Florimond Cornellie
Edelweiß 2 2 1 1 2 2 - - 5
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway Einar Torgersen Leif Erichsen
Andreas Knudsen
Marmi DNF 4 2 2 1 1 - - 7
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Norway Henrik Agersborg Einar Berntsen
Trygve Pedersen
Stella 1 1 4 4 4 4 1 1 10
4  Belgium Louis Depière Raymond Bauwens
Willy Valcke
Suzy 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 11
 

Legend: DNF – Did not finish;

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre (1907) during the 1920 Summer Olympics

6 Metre International Rule 1919

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Andreas Brecke Paal Kaasen
Ingolf Rød
Jo 1 1 1 1 2 2 4
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Belgium Léon Huybrechts Charles van den Bussche
John Klotz
Tan-Fe-Pah 2 2 2 2 1 1 5

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre (1919) during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 6 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

Race One

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Rank Team NOC T  
1 Stella-2 NOR 1-24:56  
2 Edelweiss II-1 BEL 1-27:36  
3 Suzy-2 BEL 1-31:30  
AC Marmi II-1 NOR   DNF

Race Two

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Rank Team NOC  
1 Edelweiss II-1 BEL  
2 Marmi II-1 NOR  
3 Suzy-2 BEL  
4 Stella-2 NOR  

Race Three

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Rank Team NOC T  
1 Marmi II-1 NOR 37:52  
2 Edelweiss II-1 BEL 37:53  
3 Suzy-2 BEL 37:54  
4 Stella-2 NOR 38:10  

Match for 3/4

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1 Stella-2 NOR  
2 Suzy-2 BEL  
   
   

Mixed 6.5 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 8, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 2from 2 nations
Teams 6

Summary

The first race was not held, because the French boat, Rose Pompon, had been delayed in transport and was not available to race. But the Netherlands’ yacht, Oranje, won both of the final two races easily to win the gold medal.

The 6.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Four races were scheduled. 6 sailors, on 2 boats, from 2 nation entered.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
6.5 Metre
Total gold medals       1

Final results

The 1920 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.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands Joop Carp Berend Carp
Petrus Wernink
Oranje CAN 0 1 1 1 1 2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France Albert Weil Robert Monier
Félix Picon
Rose Pompon CAN 0 2 2 2 2 4
 

Legend: CAN – Race cancelled;

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6.5 Metre during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes

  • The first race on July 7 was canceled/postponed on request of the Dutch team since the France yacht was not in time cleared by Belgium customs

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Berend Carp
 

Mixed 7 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 8from 2 nations
Teams 2

Summary

There were two yachts competing. Britain’s Ancora lost the first race to Norway’s Fornebo, but won the final two races to win the gold medal.

The 7 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 8 sailors, on 2 boats, from 2 nation entered in the 7 Metre

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
7 Metre
Total gold medals       1

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Cyril Wright Mars symbol.svg Robert Coleman Mars symbol.svg
William Maddison Mars symbol.svg
Dorothy Wright Venus symbol.svg
Ancora 2 2 1 1 1 1 4
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway Johan Faye Mars symbol.svg Sten Abel Mars symbol.svg
Christian Dick Mars symbol.svg
Niels Neilsen Mars symbol.svg
Fornebo 1 1 2 2 2 2 5
 

Legend:
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 7 Metre during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

Mixed 8 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 19from 2 nations
Teams 4

Summary

There were three yachts entered, Norway’s Sildra, Norway’s Lyn, and Belgium’s Antwerpia V. The three races resulted in the exact same finishes, with Sildra winning all three to claim the gold medal, and Lyn finishing second in all three races.

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 8 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 19 sailors, on 4 boats, from 2 nation entered in the 8 Metre.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
8 Metre
Total gold medals       2

Final results[2]

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

8 Metre International Rule 1907

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Carl Ringvold Thorleif Holbye
Alf Jacobsen
Kristoffer Olsen
Tellef Wagle
Ierne Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

 

8 Metre International Rule 1919

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Magnus Konow Thorleif Christoffersen
Reidar Marthiniussen
Ragnar Vik
Sildra 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway Jens Salvesen Finn Schiander
Lauritz Schmidt
Nils Thomas
Ralph Tschudi
Lyn 2 2 2 2 2 2 6
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Belgium Albert Grisar Willy de l'Arbre
Georges Hellebuyck
Léopold Standaert
Henri Weewauters
Antwerpia V 3 3 3 3 3 3 9

 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 Metre (1919) during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 8 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Mixed 10 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 14from 1 nation
Teams 2

Summary

Only one yacht presented for this event, and Norway’s Mosk II sailed over each day to claim the gold medal.

The 10 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 10 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 14 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation entered in the 10 Metre.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
10 Metre
Total gold medals       2

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

10 Metre International Rule 1907

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Erik Herseth Sigurd Holter
Gunnar Jamvold
Petter Jamvold
Claus Juell
Ingar Nielsen
Ole Sørensen
Eleda Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

 

10 Metre International Rule 1919

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Charles Arentz Robert Giertsen
Willy Gilbert
Arne Sejersted
Halfdan Schjøtt
Trygve Schjøtt
Otto Falkenberg
Mosk II Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

 

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 10 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

Podium

Medalist 10 Metre, International Rule 1907, Rule 1919
File:10 Metre ELEDA 1920 Summer Olympics.jpg
 Norway 1st, gold medalist(s) Eleda  Norway 1st, gold medalist(s) Mosk II

Mixed 12 metres

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 18from 1 nation
Teams 2

Summary

Only one yacht presented for this event, and Norway’s Atlanta sailed over each day to claim the gold medal.

The Norwegian boat sailed from Austevoll outside of Bergen and to Antwerpen. After the competition they sailed back home.

The 12-metre class was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 12 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 18 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation entered in the 12 Metre.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
12 Metre
Total gold medals       2

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

12 Metre International Rule 1907

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Henrik Østervold Halvor Birkeland
Rasmus Birkeland
Lauritz Christiansen
Hans Næss
Halvor Møgster
Jan Østervold
Kristian Østervold
Ole Østervold
Atlanta Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

 

12 Metre International Rule 1919

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Johan Friele Arthur Allers
Martin Borthen
Kaspar Hassel
Erik Ørvig
Olaf Ørvig
Thor Ørvig
Egill Reimers
Christen Wiese
Heira II Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

 

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 12 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

12 Metre sailors at the 1920 Olympic Games
Henrik Østervold (NOR) Hans Næss (NOR)

Mixed 30 m²

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

 

Summary

Only one yacht presented for this event, and Sweden’s Kullan sailed over each day to claim the gold medal.

The 30m2 Skerry Cruiser was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 3 sailors, on 1 boats, from 1 nation entered in the 30m2 Skerry cruiser.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
30m2 Skerry cruiser
Total gold medals       1

Final results

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sweden Gösta Lundqvist Gösta Bengtsson
Rolf Steffenburg
Kullan Sailover 1 Sailover 1 2

 

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.

Other information

Sailors

During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

Mixed 40 m²

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): , Oostende
Date Started: July 7, 1920
Date Finished: July 9, 1920
Format: Three races, with final places decided by total points. Point-for-place scoring for each race.

Competitors 8from 1 nation
Teams 2

Summary

Both entered yachts were from Sweden. This was not much of a competition. In the first race of this event, both boats were disqualified for going off course. In the second race, Sif won as Elsie did not finish because of gear problems. Elsie could not correct those problems and could not start the final race. Sif sailed over to win the gold medal.

The 40m2 Skerry Cruiser was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 8 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation entered in the 40m2 Skerry cruiser.

Race schedule

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
40m2 Skerry cruiser
Total gold medals       1

Final results[2]

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sweden Tore Holm Yngve Holm
Axel Rydin
Georg Tengwall
Sif 1 1 2 1 1 1 4
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden Gustaf Svensson Percy Almstedt
Erik Mellbin
Ragnar Svensson
Elsie 2 2 1 1 2 2 5

 

Notes

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.

Sailors

40m2 Skerry cruiser sailors at the 1920 Olympic Games
Yngve Holm (SWE) 40m2 Skerry cruisers at the Olympics
   

 

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