Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre

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8 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
8 Metre 1908.svg
Line drawing of a 7 Metre yacht from 1908
Venue Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde[2]
Dates First race: July 27, 1908 (1908-07-27)
Last race: July 29, 1908 (1908-07-29)
Competitors 24 Male and 1 female (Documented) from 3 nations
Teams 5
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Sweden
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«New class 1912»
Sailing at the
 1908 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
6 Metre Open
7 Metre Open
8 Metre Open
12 Metre Open
15 Metre Open (No entries)

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Ryde. Three races were scheduled. 26 sailors, on 5 boats, from 3 nation competed.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  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
8-Metre
Total gold medals 1

Course area[edit]

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

  • Start at Ryde Pier
  • №3. Fairway Bouy
  • 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[edit]

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 Extreem 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[1][edit]

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

8 Metre insigna.png
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;


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 Metre during the 1908 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

Other information[edit]

Extra awards[edit]

Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilt commemorative medal:

Silver medal icon blank.svg Silver commemorative medal:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Royal Victoria Yacht Club". Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

"London 1908". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.