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1924  Paris Summer Olympics

1924 Summer Olympics - The Results (Sailing)

Sailing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 10, 1924
Date Finished: July 26, 1924
Events: 3

Participants: 65 (64 men and 1 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: SWE Olle Rinman (16 years, 114 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Albert Michelet (54 years, 318 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 27 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): NOR Norway (3 medals)

  

Overview

The sailing competitions of the 1924 Olympic Games were held at the same two venues that were used when the Games first visited Paris in 1900. The [Cercle de la Voile de Paris on the river Seine at Meulan-Les-Mureaux] hosted the single-handed Olympic monotype class whilst racing for the two larger classes of boat took place [off the coast at Le Havre].

The 1924 Games began a period of stability in the Olympic programme after the numerous changes between 1900 and 1920 with only the addition of another class in 1932 disturbing the pattern that was laid down in Paris.

Norway was the dominant nation with victories in both 6 metre and 8 metre classes and a clean sweep for Norwegian sailors was only thwarted by the veteran Belgian [Léon Huybrechts] who finally won an Olympic title 16 years and two near misses after his Olympic début in London.

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 1924 consisted of a total of three sailing classes (disciplines). For each of the classes the event an elimination round, semi-finals and finals were scheduled. The French National Monotype 1924 was on the program from 10 to 13 July. The Metre classes (6 and 8) had their races from the 21 to 26 July.

Venue

Meulan

Meulan was the venue for the Olympic regatta's in the French National Monotype. The host club for the 1924 Olympic Sailing at Meulan was the Cercle de la Voile de Paris. Like in 1900 the race conditions at Meulan during the Olympic regatta were not ideal. The light breeze during the first elimination series could hardly make the sailing interesting. When the wind picked up in the second series the conditions must have improved. During the first semi-final the wind came from South East. As a result, the yachts could sail most of the course without tacking or jibing, therefore not challenging the capabilities of the sailors. In the second semi-final however the wind shifted to East-North-East so that tacking was needed in the final legs of the laps.

Le Havre

Le Havre was the venue for the Olympic regattas for the 6 and 8 Metre. The host club for the 1924 Olympic Sailing at Le Havre was the Société des Régates du Havre. Due to the Easterly winds the courses at Le Havre were mostly reaches. As result sailing a windward leg was not really tested. This however was more or less custom for that time.

1924 Olympic Course Areas
Courses at Plan du Bassin du Meulan les Mureaux
A: Start and Finish
B: Mark large course 4.0 nautical miles (7.4 km)
C: Mark small course 1.6 nautical miles (3.0 km)
6 Metre Course at Le Havre
SRdH: La Société des Régates du Havre
A: Start and Finish
B, C D: Marks
10 nautical miles (19 km)
8 Metre Course at Le Havre
SRdH: La Société des Régates du Havre
A: Start and Finish
B, C D: Marks
16 nautical miles (30 km)

Competition

Overview

Continents Countries Classes Entries Male Female
4 19 3 31 62 1

This was the first Olympic where just one boat per country per class was allowed.

Continents

Map of Participating Sailing Continents at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Green = Participating for the first time
Blue = Participating
Light Blue = Have previously participated
● Africa
● Europe
● North America
● South America
 

Countries

Map of Participating Sailing Countries at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Green = Participating for the first time
Blue = Participating
Light Blue = Have previously participated
 
 Argentina (ARG)  Belgium (BEL)  Canada (CAN)  
 Denmark (DEN)  Spain (ESP)  Finland (FIN)  
 Great Britain (GBR)  Italy (ITA)  Monaco (MON)  
 Norway (NOR)  Poland (POL)  Portugal (POR)  
 Switzerland (SUI)  Sweden (SWE)  Czechoslovakia (TCH)  
 Cuba (CUB)  France (FRA)  Netherlands (NED)  
 South Africa (RSA)      
  

Classes (equipment)

After the enormous number of classes used during the Olympic sailing event of 1920 the International Yacht Racing Union decided that for 1924 just three classes would be used. The choice was made in favor of two Metre classes (6 and 8) and monotype (One Design) class
  
Class Type Venue Event Sailors First OG Olympics so far
Franch National Monotype Dinghy Meulan Cercle noir 100%.svg 1 1924 1
6 Metre Keelboat Le Havre Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 1908 4
8 Metre Keelboat Le Havre Cercle noir 100%.svg 5 1908 4
Legend: Cercle noir 100%.svg = Mixed gender event
French National Monotype 1924 6 Metre 8 Metre

Race schedule

   
Date July
5
Sat
6
Sun
7
Mon
8
Tue
9
Wed
10
Thu
11
Fri
12
Sat
13
Sun
14
Mon
15
Tue
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Wed
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Thu
18
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
  Meulan   Le Havre  
Sailing                         ● ● ● ● ● ●   ● ● ● ●  
Total gold medals                 1                         2  
Ceremonies                                          
 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony

Medal summary

 

Event Gold Silver Bronze
NO Class insigna.png

1924: Monotype

 Belgium (BEL)
Léon Huybrechts
 Norway (NOR)
Henrik Robert
 Finland (FIN)
Hans Dittmar
6 Metre insigna.png

1924: 6 Metre

 Norway (NOR)
Anders Lundgren
Christopher Dahl
Eugen Lunde
 Denmark (DEN)
Vilhelm Vett
Knud Degn
Christian Nielsen
 Netherlands (NED)
Johan Carp
Anthonij Guépin
Jan Vreede
8 Metre insigna.png

1924: 8 Metre

 Norway (NOR)
Carl Ringvold
Rick Bockelie
Harald Hagen
Ingar Nielsen
Carl Ringvold, Jr.
 Great Britain (GBR)
Ernest Roney
Harold Fowler
Edwin Jacob
Thomas Riggs
Walter Riggs
 France (FRA)
Louis Breguet
Pierre Gauthier
Robert Girardet
André Guerrier
Georges Mollard

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 2 1 0 3
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
3  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
5  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
Totals (7 nations) 3 3 3 9
The official report used a point system to give participating nations an overall rank in the sport:
Rank Country 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place Total
Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Points
1  Norway (NOR) 2 20 1 5                 25
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 10         1 3 1     14½
3  Netherlands (NED)         1 4     1 2     6
4  France (FRA)         1 4     1    
5  Denmark (DEN)     1 5                 5
 Great Britain (GBR)     1 5                 5
7  Finland (FIN)         1 4             4
8  Sweden (SWE)             1 3     1 1 4
9  Spain (ESP)             1 3         3
10  Argentina (ARG)                 1 2     2
The Norwegian Lunde Olympic dynasty
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  • Eugen Lunde, the first of the Olympic dynasty of Norwegian Lunde sailors:
    • His son and daughter in law, Peder Lunde and Vibeke "Babben" Lunde, sailed together in the 1952 Olympics in the 5.5 Metre.
      • His grandson, Peder Lunde Jr. won the gold in the Flying Dutchman in 1960 and the silver in the Star in 1968
        • His great-grand daughter, Jeanette Lunde picked up Olympic sailing after an Olympic career in Downhill and Super-G. She sailed in the 470 at the 2000 Olympics.

Other information

  • Italy was also entered in the 8 Metre. However, they did not participate.
  • Germany was not invited.
  • This is the first Olympic regatta where only one boat per class per country is allowed.

Sailors

During the sailing regattas at the 1924 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

  •  Switzerland (SUI), one of the great 20th century's adventurer, travel writer and photographer, as well as a sportswoman, Ella Maillart
  •  Belgium (BEL), three times Olympic medalist, Léon Huybrechts
  •  France (FRA), the famous French aircraft manufacturer and engineer, Louis Breguet

1924 Olympic scoring system

For the 1924 Games in France system of elimination series and semi finals was used.

French National Monotype 1924

In this class a total of 17 competitors participated. The France Olympic Committee had made available a total of 8 mostly identical boats. So here the fleet was divided in two flights of eight. In each elimination series one country was exempt and was automatically qualified for the semi final. Per flight the best two boats earned a place in the semi final. Finally a sail off was held for the places 2–4.

6 & 8 Metre

In this class three elimination series were scheduled. The two best of each flight got a place in the semi final. Eventually ties were broken by the result of the final race. The result of the other boats, up to place 6, was determined by the total result of the elimination series by the point for place system.

In case of a tie

  • Ties in the elimination series were not broken.
  • Ties in the semi-finals were broken by the result of the elimination series.

Mixed One Person Dinghy (Monotype)

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: July 10, 1924
Date Finished: July 13, 1924
Format: Meulan-Les-Mureaux; 9 kilometre course for the finals, 6 kilometre course for the first round.

Competitors 17from 17 nations
Teams 17

 

Summary

This was the first time single-handed boats were included in Olympic competition. The IOC decreed that the French sailing authorities should decide on the design of boat to be used and provided these boats for use at the Olympic Games. Unfortunately the number of entrants exceeded the number of boats available and a convoluted series of qualifying races had to be scheduled to eliminate just a single boat from the finals. The class was termed the Olympic Monotype, but was actually known as the Monotype national français (or French National Monotype), or Meulan, class, and was chosen as the monotype class by the Union des sociétés nautiques française (USNF). However, only 10 of the 16 boats were Monotype national français, with the other six slightly different and possibly of the very similar Belgian/Dutch Scheldejol class

[Léon Huybrechts], a Belgian who had won silver medals in both 1908 and 1920, proved himself a master of the fickle French winds. He posted a comfortable victory in the first of the two races that made up the Olympic final then held off the challenge of the Dutch boat to win the second race and confirm himself as champion. Behind him there was a three-way tie for second place and so a tie-breaker race had to be scheduled. Spain’s [Santiago Amat] led at halfway but faltered badly and allowed [Henrik Robert] of Norway and [Hans Dittmar] of Finland to pass him and claim silver and bronze respectively.

Although she failed to reach the final stages, Swiss sailor [Ella Maillart] made a piece of history by becoming the first woman to skipper a boat in Olympic competition. Maillart, who also competed internationally in hockey and alpine skiing, later became better known as an adventurer and acclaimed travel writer.

The French National Monotype was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. A program of elimination and semi-finals and, where needed, sail-offs were scheduled. 17 sailors from 17 nation competed using eight boats The eight boats were provided by the French Olympic Committee. A rotation scheme was used to accommodate all 17 sailors. The sails were swapped so that every sailor used the same sail number every time. The windvane on top of the mast was in the colors of the sailor's national flag.

Race schedule

In this class a total of 17 competitors participated. The France Olympic Committee had made available a total of 8 mostly identical boats. So here the fleet was divided in two flights of eight. In each elimination series one country was exempt and was automatically qualified for the semi final. Per flight the best two boats earned a place in the semi final. Finally a sail off was held for the places 2–4.

 ●  Elimination serie (E)  ●  Semi-finals (SF) and Sail-off (SO)
Date July
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
Meulan
French National Monotype 1924 E1 E2 SF1 SF2
SO
Total gold medals       1

Course area and course configuration

1924 Olympic Course Area Meulan
Courses at Plan du Bassin du Meulan les Mureaux
A: Start and Finish
B: Mark long course 4.0 nautical miles (7.4 km)
C: Mark short course 1.6 nautical miles (3.0 km)

Weather conditions

Date Race Course Wind speed Wind direction Start
10-JUL-1924 1st Elimination series Short 2x Light breeze W Wind.svg 14:30 and 14:45
11-JUL-1924 2nd Elimination series Short 2x Light breeze E Wind.svg 15:40 and 15:55
12-JUL-1924 1st Semi-final Short 3x Gentle breeze SE Wind.svg 14:30
13-JUL-1924 2nd Semi-final Short 3x Moderate breeze ENE Wind.svg 14:00
Sail-off Short 2x Moderate breeze ENE Wind.svg 16:30

Results

Poules

For the elimination series four poules were formed:

A B C D
 Argentina (ARG)  France (FRA)  Denmark (DEN)  Canada (CAN)
 Belgium (BEL)  Monaco (MON)  Spain (ESP)  Finland (FIN)
 Great Britain (GBR)  Norway (NOR)  South Africa (RSA)  Poland (POL)
 Netherlands (NED)  Switzerland (SUI)  Czechoslovakia (TCH)  Portugal (POR)
   Sweden (SWE)

Elimination series

Series Red Blue Exempt
1st A – B C – D  Portugal (POR)
2nd A – C B – D  Sweden (SWE)
 

Final results

Competitors who scored a first or a second place in the elimination series or were exempt in one of the races were qualified (Q) for the semi-finals.

Rank Country Helmsman Sail № Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Belgium Léon Huybrechts Mars symbol.svg 5 2 Q DSQ   1 1 1 1     2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway Henrik Robert Mars symbol.svg 10 1 Q 4   2 2 5 5 1   7
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Finland Hans Dittmar Mars symbol.svg 28 1 Q 2 Q 5 5 3 3 2   8
4  Spain Santiago Amat Mars symbol.svg 22 2 Q 4   4 4 4 4 3   8
5  Netherlands Johan Hin Mars symbol.svg 36 DSQ   1 Q DSQ 8 2 2     10
6  Sweden Clarence Hammar Mars symbol.svg 28 3   EXE Q 3 3 DSQ 8     11
   Great Britain Harold Fowler Mars symbol.svg 16 4   1 Q 6 6 6 6     12
   Portugal Frederico Burnay Mars symbol.svg 7 EXE Q 1 Q RET 8 7 7     15
   Argentina Bernardo Milhas Mars symbol.svg 3 5   3  
   South Africa Rupert Ellis-Brown Mars symbol.svg 26 3   5  
   Switzerland Ella Maillart Venus symbol.svg 8 5   4  
   France André Michelet Mars symbol.svg 11 4   5  
   Poland Edward Bryzemejster Mars symbol.svg 7, 21 6   6  
   Czechoslovakia Eduard Bürgmeister Mars symbol.svg 4 7   6  
   Canada Norm Robertson Mars symbol.svg 12 7   7  
   Monaco Émile Barral Mars symbol.svg 34 6   RET  
   Denmark Aage Høy Pedersen Mars symbol.svg 1 RET   7  
Legend: DSQ – Disqualified; EXE – Exempt; RET – Retired;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;

Final Round Race One

 
Rank Athlete Age NOC T  
1 Léon Huybrechts 47 BEL 1-32:04  
2 Henrik Robert 37 NOR 1-34:03  
3 Clarence Hammar 24 SWE 1-36:32  
4 Santiago Amat 36 ESP 1-41:27  
5 Hans Dittmar 21 FIN 1-44:58  
6 Gordon Fowler 25 GBR 1-48:09  
AC Johan Hin 25 NED [1-42:13] DQ
AC Frederico Burnay 35 POR   DNF

Round Two Race One

 
Rank Athlete Age NOC T  
1 Johan Hin 25 NED 1-58:39 QU
2 Gordon Fowler 25 GBR 2-06:15 QU
3 Bernardo Milhas   ARG 2-19:01  
4 Santiago Amat 36 ESP 2-19:54  
5 Rupert Ellis-Brown 43 RSA 2-22:14  
6 Eduard Bürgmeister   TCH 2-31:35  
7 Aage Høy Pedersen 25 DEN 2-31:44  
AC Léon Huybrechts 47 BEL   DQ

Round Two Race Two

 
Rank Athlete Age NOC T  
1 Frederico Burnay 35 POR 2-02:03 QU
2 Hans Dittmar 21 FIN 2-05:27 QU
3 Ella Maillart 21 SUI 2-10:30  
4 Henrik Robert 37 NOR 2-12:39  
5 Albert Michelet 54 FRA 2-13:34  
6 Edward Bryzemejster 47 POL 2-16:37  
7 Norm Robertson 26 CAN 2-17:30  
AC Émile Barral 32 MON   DNF

Round One Race One

 
Rank Athlete Age NOC T  
1 Hans Dittmar 21 FIN 1-58:35 QU
2 Léon Huybrechts 47 BEL 1-59:26 QU
3 Clarence Hammar 24 SWE 2-01:12  
4 Gordon Fowler 25 GBR 2-02:40  
5 Bernardo Milhas   ARG 2-03:15  
6 Edward Bryzemejster 47 POL 2-05:10  
7 Norm Robertson 26 CAN 2-05:30  
AC Johan Hin 25 NED   DQ

Round One Race Two

 
Rank Athlete Age NOC T  
1 Henrik Robert 37 NOR 1-55:56 QU
2 Santiago Amat 36 ESP 1-57:04 QU
3 Rupert Ellis-Brown 43 RSA 1-57:25  
4 Albert Michelet 54 FRA 1-59:10  
5 Ella Maillart 21 SUI 1-59:50  
6 Émile Barral 32 MON 2-01:31  
7 Eduard Bürgmeister   TCH 2-02:25  
AC Aage Høy Pedersen 25 DEN   DNF
 

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the French National Monotype during the 1924 Summer Olympics

Notes

Since Norway won from Finland and Finland from Spain in the first semi final and since Finland won from Spain and Spain from Norway in the second semi final there was a tie between those countries. This tie was broken by a Sail-off (Race 5).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Léon Huybrechts 47 Belgium BEL Gold  
2 Henrik Robert 37 Norway NOR Silver  
3 Hans Dittmar 21 Finland FIN Bronze  
4 Santiago Amat 36 Spain ESP    
5 Johan Hin 25 Netherlands NED    
6 Clarence Hammar 24 Sweden SWE    
7 Gordon Fowler 25 Great Britain GBR    
8 Frederico Burnay 35 Portugal POR    
AC Bernardo Milhas   Argentina ARG    
AC Edward Bryzemejster 47 Poland POL    
AC Norm Robertson 26 Canada CAN    
AC Rupert Ellis-Brown 43 South Africa RSA    
AC Albert Michelet 54 France FRA    
AC Ella Maillart 21 Switzerland SUI    
AC Émile Barral 32 Monaco MON    
AC Eduard Bürgmeister   Czechoslovakia TCH    
AC Aage Høy Pedersen 25 Denmark DEN  

Mixed 6 metres

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: July 21, 1924
Date Finished: July 26, 1924

Competitors 27from 9 nations
Teams 9

Summary

Three of the nine boats that entered the 6 metres class proved to be a class apart from the other competitors and as the event progressed it became apparent that the Norwegian crew captained by [Anders Lundgren] would not be bettered at the 1924 Olympics. Norway finished third in the first of the Olympic races but then won four races in a row to win the title comfortably. Denmark and the Netherlands finished equal on five points in the final phase but the Danes were awarded the silver medal because of their slightly superior performances in the first phase of competition.

A member of the gold winning crew was [Eugen Lunde], the first Olympian from a family which would grace the Olympics for four generations. [Léon Huybrechts], who won gold in the single-handed Olympic monotype class at these Games, skippered the Belgian crew on this event but could only place fifth.

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Le Havre. A program of matches and semi-finals were scheduled. In case of a tie sail-off's would be held. 27 sailors, on 9 boats from 9 nations competed.

Race schedule

 ●    Elimination serie (E)  ●  Semi-finals (SF)
Date   July
  21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
  Le Havre
6 Metre   M1 M2 M3 Spare
day
SF1 SF2
Total gold medals             1

Course area and course configuration

1924 Olympic Course Area for the 6 Metre off the coast of Le Havre
6 Metre Course at Le Havre
SRdH: La Société des Régates du Havre
A: Start and Finish
B, C D: Marks
10 nautical miles (19 km)


 

Weather conditions 

Date   Race Wind speed Wind direction Start
21-JUL-1924   1st Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) - 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) NNW Wind.svg 14:14
22-JUL-1924   2nd Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) - 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) NW Wind.svg 14:15
23-JUL-1924   3rd Match 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) WNW Wind.svg 15:00
25-JUL-1924   1st Semi-final 9 metres per second (17 kn) W Wind.svg 15:00
26-JUL-1924   2nd Semi-final 5 metres per second (9.7 kn) NNW Wind.svg 15:15

Final results

Competitors who scored a first or a second place in the matches were qualified (Q) for the semi-finals.

Rank   Country Helmsman Crew Sail № Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
  Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)    Norway Anders Lundgren Christopher Dahl
Eugen Lunde
N.13 Elisabeth V 3   1 Q 1 Q 1 1 1 1 2
2nd, silver medalist(s)    Denmark Vilhelm Vett Knud Degn
Christian Nielsen
D.22 Bonzo 1 Q 2 Q RET   3 3 2 2 5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)    Netherlands Johan Carp Anthonij Guépin
Jan Vreede
H.2 Willem-Six 2 Q RET   2 Q 2 2 3 3 5
4    Sweden Nils Rinman Magnus Hellström
Olle Rinman
S.5 Aloha II 4 4 4 4 4 4         12
5    Belgium Léon Huybrechts John Klotz
Léopold Standaert
B.3 Ciss 6 6 7 7 3 3         16
5    France Edmond Moussié Georges Herpin
Henri Louit
F.70 Sandra 8 8 3 3 5 5         16
     Italy Carlo Nasi Cencio Massola
Roberto Moscatelli
I.30 Mebi 5 5 5 5 RET 8         18
     Spain Arturo Mas Santiago Amat
Pedro Pi
E.8 Alnolgavar 7 7 6 6 RET 8         21
     Cuba Enrique Conill Pedro Cisneros
Antonio Saavedra
C.4 Hatuey RET 9 8 4 DNS 9         26
 

Legend: DNS – Did not start; RET – Retired;

     

Final Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Elisabeth V NOR 2-18:25  
2 Willem-Six NED 2-19:35  
3 Bonzo DEN 2-23:06  
 

Final Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Elisabeth V NOR 2-02:57  
2 Bonzo DEN 2-05:22  
3 Willem-Six NED 2-06:26  

Round One Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Bonzo DEN 2-13:04  
2 Willem-Six NED 2-15:21  
3 Elisabeth V NOR 2-15:45  
4 Aloha II SWE 2-17:53  
5 Mebi ITA 2-18:25  
6 Ciss BEL 2-18:29  
7 Amolgavar ESP 2-21:35  
8 Sandra FRA 2-23:28  
AC Hatuey CUB   DNF
 

Round One Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Elisabeth V NOR 4-34:00  
2 Bonzo DEN 4-35:53  
3 Sandra FRA 4-36:56  
4 Aloha II SWE 4-40:35  
5 Mebi ITA 4-45:38  
6 Amolgavar ESP 4-53:47  
7 Ciss BEL 4-54:15  
8 Hatuey CUB 5-09:25  
AC Willem-Six NED   DNF

Round One Race Three

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Elisabeth V NOR 1-46:42  
2 Willem-Six NED 1-50;14  
3 Ciss BEL 1-51:14  
4 Aloha II SWE 1-53:13  
5 Sandra FRA 2-07:08  
AC Bonzo DEN   DNF
AC Mebi ITA   DNF
AC Amolgavar ESP   DNF
   

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1924 Summer Olympics

Notes

In the 6 Metre each boat has a specific design that have to stay within certain formula. The outcome of the formula must be less than 6 Metre. During these Olympic races boats were used of the following designers:

Country   Sailnumber Designer
William Fife III
 Norway   N.13 Bjarne Aas
 Denmark   D.22 William Fife
 Netherlands   H.2 William Fife
 Sweden   S.5 Axel Nygren
 Belgium   B.3 William Fife
 France   F.70 Morgan Morgan-Giles
 Italy   I.30 Francesco Giovanelli
 Spain   E.8 Anker & Jensen
 Cuba   C.4 Arbaut

Mixed 8 metres

 

Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: July 21, 1924
Date Finished: July 26, 1924

 

Summary

[August Ringvold, Sr.] skippered the Norwegian boat to victory in a similar event at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp although the glory was tempered by the fact that, as the only entrant in the class, his win had come via walkover. He returned in 1924 with an all-new crew that included his son, [August Ringvold, Jr.], but at first they struggled with the light wind conditions that prevailed in the early races. When the wind picked for the final of the three qualifying races so did the performance of the Norwegians and they won each following race by an increased margin.

Great Britain and France finished level on points but the British won the silver medals because of their better performances in the three qualifying races.

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Le Havre. A program of matches and semi-finals were scheduled. In case of a tie sail-off's could be held. 25 sailors, on 5 boats from 5 nations competed. A sixth entry from Italy did not show.

Race schedule

 ●    Elimination serie (E)  ●  Semi-finals (SF) and Sail-off (SO)
Date   July
  21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
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  Le Havre
8 Metre   M1 M2 M3 Spare
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SF1 SF2
Total gold medals             1

Course area and course configuration

1924 Olympic Course Area for the 8 Metre off
the coast of Le Havre
8 Metre Course at Le Havre
SRdH: La Société des Régates du Havre
A: Start and Finish
B, C D: Marks
16 nautical miles (30 km)

Weather conditions 

Date Race Wind speed Wind direction Start
21-JUL-1924 1st Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) -
4 metres per second (7.8 kn)
NNW Wind.svg 14:00
22-JUL-1924 2nd Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) -
4 metres per second (7.8 kn)
NW Wind.svg 14:00
23-JUL-1924 3rd Match 5 metres per second (9.7 kn) WNW Wind.svg 14:45
25-JUL-1924 1st Semi-final 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) W Wind.svg 14:45
(shortened course
14 nautical miles (26 km))
26-JUL-1924 2nd Semi-final 5 metres per second (9.7 kn) -
6 metres per second (12 kn)
NNW Wind.svg 15:00

Final results[3]

Competitors who scored a first or a second place in the matches were qualified (Q) for the semi-finals.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Sail № Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Carl Ringvold Rick Bockelie
Harald Hagen
Ingar Nielsen
Carl Ringvold, Jr.
N.12 Béra 2 Q 4   1 Q 1 1 1 1 2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Great Britain Ernest Roney Harold Fowler
Edwin Jacob
Thomas Riggs
Walter Riggs
K.1 Emily 3   1 Q 2   2 2 3 3 5
(Tie breaker=6)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France Louis Bréguet Pierre Gauthier
Robert Girardet
André Guerrier
Georges Mollard
F.3 Namousse 1 Q 5   2 Q 3 3 2 2 5
(Tie breaker=8)
4  Belgium Fernand Carlier Maurice Passelecq
Emmanuel Pauwels
Paul Van Halteren
Victor Vandersleyen
B.1 Antwerpia V 5   2 Q RET 5 4 4 4 4 8
5  Argentina Juan Carlos Milberg Rolando Aguirre
César Gérico
Bernardo Milhas
Mario Uriburu
A.3 Blue Red 4   3   4            
   Italy G. Gino R. Giuseppe
B.B. Marcantonio
S. Mauro
S.F. Riccardo
  Sirdhana DNC   DNC   DNC            
 

Legend: DNC – Did not come to the starting area; DNS – Did not start; RET – Retired;

Final Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Bera NOR 4-17:22  
2 Emily GBR 4-18:41  
3 Namoussa FRA 4-36:03  
AC Antwerpia V BEL   DNF
 

Final Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Bera NOR 2-47:14  
2 Namoussa FRA 2-51:49  
3 Emily GBR 2-52:37  
4 Antwerpia V BEL 3-00:00  

Round One Race One

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Namoussa FRA 3-16:11  
2 Bera NOR 3-17:02  
3 Emily GBR 3-18:03  
4 Blue Red ARG 3-19:15  
5 Antwerpia V BEL 3-24:41  
 

Round One Race Two

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Emily GBR 5-29:50  
2 Antwerpia V BEL 5-31:51  
3 Blue Red ARG 5-31:56  
4 Bera NOR 5-35:26  
5 Namoussa FRA 5-36:26  

Round One Race Three

 
Rank Team NOC T  
1 Bera NOR 3-14:54  
2 Namoussa FRA 3-15:26  
3 Emily GBR 3-17:59  
4 Blue Red ARG 3-23:41  
5 Antwerpia V BEL 3-28:33  
   

Daily standings

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 Metre during the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • This is the first Olympic regatta were only one boat per class per country is allowed.
  • In the 8 Metre each boat has a specific design that have to stay within certain formula. The outcome of the formula must be less than 8 Metre. During these Olympic races boats were used of the following designers:
Country Sailnumber Designer
 Norway N.12 Johan Anker
 Great Britain K.1 William Fife
 France F.3 Arbaut
 Belgium A.3 William Fife
 Argentina B.1 Camper & Nicholson
 Italy   Costaguta

 

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