Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – 1 to 2 ton

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1 to 2 Ton Sailing
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Lerina 1900.jpg
The yacht Lerina winner of the first race
Venue Meulan
Date First race: May 22, 1900 (1900-05-22)
Second race: May 25, 1900 (1900-05-25)
Competitors 22 (documented) from 3 nations
Teams 9
Medalists
Gold medal    Switzerland
Gold medal    Germany
Silver medal    France
Silver medal    Switzerland
Bronze medal    France
Bronze medal    France
Sailing at the
 1900 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Open class Open
0 - ½ ton Open
½ - 1 ton Open
1 - 2 ton Open
2 - 3 ton Open
3 - 10 ton Open
10 - 20 ton Open
20+ ton Open


The 1 to 2 ton was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. Nine boats started during the two races in the 1 to 2 ton. Twenty–two competitors from three countries are documented. The races were held on 22 and 25 May 1900 on the river Seine.[1][2]

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Meulan competition  ●  Le Havre competition
1900 May August
20
Sun
21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Thu
1
Fri
2
Sat
3
Sun
4
Mon
5
Tue
6
Wed
1 to 2 ton
Total gold medals 1 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the 1 to 2 ton the 19 kilometres (10 nmi) course in the Meulan course area was used.

Weather conditions[edit]

The race was troublesome due to an almost complete absence of any wind. Also the fact that the wind there was came perpendicular to the course (river Seine) and was blocked or diverted by trees and buildings.[2]

Final results[3][edit]

Two separate races were sailed. No combined results were made.[1]

Race of 22 May 1900[edit]

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Medalrace
Pos. Pts.
1 Switzerland
Hermann de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg Hélène de Pourtalès Venus symbol.svg[4][5]
Bernard de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg
 
Lérina 1 02:15:32
2 France
François Vilamitjana Mars symbol.svg Auguste Albert Mars symbol.svg
Albert Duval Mars symbol.svg
Charles Hugo Mars symbol.svg
Marthe 2 02:17:29
3 France
Jacques Baudrier Mars symbol.svg Louis-Lucien Baudrier Mars symbol.svg
Dubosq Mars symbol.svg
Édouard Mantois Mars symbol.svg
Nina-Claire 3 02:26:28
4 France
Eugène Laverne Mars symbol.svg Henri Laverne Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Amulet 4 02:26:56
5 France
Marcel Moisand Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Ducky 5 02:31:14
6 France
Warenhorst Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Freia 6 02:33:54
7 France
Texier (helmsman) Mars symbol.svg Texier (crew) Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Mamie 7 02:52:30
8 France
Lecointre Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Alcyon 8 03:05:06
Germany
Paul Wiesner Mars symbol.svg Georg Naue Mars symbol.svg
Heinrich Peters Mars symbol.svg
Ottokar Weise Mars symbol.svg
Aschenbrödel DNC  

Legend: DNC – Did not compete;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;


Race of 25 May 1900[edit]

This race saw with Aschenbrödel (German for Cinderella) one more boat competing. One day earlier they had entered in the ½—1 ton class, but were not permitted to race as their boat measured in at 1.041 tons. In this class the German crew sailed the lightest boat, yet easily finished in the quickest time. Their low handicap served only to widen the gap between them and the second-place Swiss team.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Medalrace
Pos. Pts.
1 Germany
Paul Wiesner Mars symbol.svg Georg Naue Mars symbol.svg
Heinrich Peters Mars symbol.svg
Ottokar Weise Mars symbol.svg
Aschenbrödel 1 03:09:19
2 Switzerland
Hermann de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg Hélène de Pourtalès Venus symbol.svg[4]
Bernard de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg
 
Lérina 2 03:35:14
3 France
François Vilamitjana Mars symbol.svg Auguste Albert Mars symbol.svg
Albert Duval Mars symbol.svg
Charles Hugo (sailor) Mars symbol.svg
Marthe 3 03:37:49
4 France
Jacques Baudrier Mars symbol.svg Louis-Lucien Baudrier Mars symbol.svg
Dubosq Mars symbol.svg
Édouard Mantois Mars symbol.svg
Nina-Claire 4 04:10:17
5 France
Warenhorst Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Freia 5 04:11:22
6 France
Texier (helmsman) Mars symbol.svg Texier (crew) Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Mamie 6 04:30:08
7 France
Marcel Moisand Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Ducky 7 04:48:07
France
Eugène Laverne Mars symbol.svg Henri Laverne Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Amulet DNF  
France
Lecointre Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Alcyon DNF  

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

Notes[edit]

Since Hélène de Pourtalès was the first female Olympic starter in the modern Olympics she holds the first Olympic medals won by a woman. However the Swiss team did not win the first medals for Switzerland, that honor goes to Louis Zutter during the 1896 Olympics.

Hélène de Pourtalès

Other information[edit]

Initially only the race on 22 May 1900 was part of the Olympic program. However the race on the 25 May 1900, initially part of the Exposition Universelle program, was afterwards awarded with an Olympic status.[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, Concours D'Exercices Physiques et de Sports" (in French). Imprimerie Nationale (LA84). 1901. pp. 399–430. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Sailing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed 1-2 Ton". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official website of the Olympic Movement: Olympics Search all results & Olympic medalists". IOC. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Hélène de Pourtalès was the only documented woman participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics regatta. She won the a gold and a silver medal in the 1 to 2 ton.
  5. ^ "The Countess de Pourtales – After all the first modern female Olympic starter". International Society of Olympic Historians. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

"Paris 1900". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.