18 foot dinghy

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18 foot dinghy
18 foot dinghy 1.png
Current Specifications
Crew 2
Type Monohull
Rig Bermuda rig
Keel Fixed + Centerboard 1,200 lb (540 kg)
LOA 24.5 ft (7.5 m)
LWL 18 ft (5.5 m)
Beam 6 ft (1.8 m)
Draft 2.5 ft (0.76 m)
Hull weight 2,750 lb (1,250 kg)
Main & Jib area 306 sq ft (28.4 m2)
Year 1919
Designer G.L. Watson & Co.
Infobox last updated: 31-December-2013
Former Olympic Class

The 18 foot Dinghy was used in the 1920 Summer Olympics as a double handed Olympic class. One team was present at the starting line and won the gold. Three races were scheduled, with final places decided by total points with point-for-place scoring for each race. Only one race was sailed and the gold medalist who scored did not finish![vague] [1]

Probably the only sailing photo of the 18 foot dinghy left
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919

Olympic results[edit]

Sources vary, giving the only participant the credits for the gold medal.[2] Others rank them as AC?[3]

Games Gold Silver Bronze


 Great Britain (GBR)
Francis Richards
Thomas Hedberg

No further competitors

No further competitors

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1920/SAI/mixed-18-foot-race-one.html Results 18 foot Dinghy 1920
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1 January 1988). The complete book of the Olympics. Viking. p. 577. ISBN 978-0-670-82110-5. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill; Bijkerk, Anthony Th (December 2008). The 1920 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. McFarland & Co Inc Pub. p. 432. ISBN 978-0-7864-4070-2. Retrieved 11 December 2010.