Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Ogoniok 1912 25.pdf
Russian newspaper: Opening of the Summer Olympics 1912
Venues Nynäshamn
Dates First race: 19 July 1912 (1912-07-19)
Last race: 22 July 1912 (1912-07-22)
Sailors 130 from 6 countries
Boats 24
Top ranked countries
Norway: 1  2  3  
Sweden: 1  2  3  
France: 1  2  3  
← 1908
1920 →

The sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics consisted of a total of four sailing classes (disciplines). For each class two ordinary races were scheduled from July 19, 1912 to July 27, 1912 of the coast of Nynäshamn. When needed re-sails would be used as tie breakers

Venue[edit]

Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet
Skyline of Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Coordinates: 58°54′30″N 17°57′30″E / 58.90833°N 17.95833°E / 58.90833; 17.95833


When Sweden was assigned to host the 1912 Olympic Games two cities wanted to be the venue for the sailing program.
Gothenburg claimed that it was a much shorter passage for the oversees entries (about 525 nm) than it was to Stockholm. Stockholm however got the sailing program because of then all Olympic events should be in the same vicinity. As specific location Nynäshamn, about 60 km from Stockholm was chosen.

A inner and an outer course was created of the coast of Nynäshamn.

Competition[edit]

Overview[edit]

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
1 6 4 24 130 0

Continents[edit]

Countries[edit]

Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1912 Olympic Games.
Blue: Water
Gray: Never participated in OG
Dark Gray: Participated in earlier OG
Green: Country participated for the first time
Dark Blue: Country participated also on previous games
Red: Country boycotted the sailing event of the OG

Classes (equipment)[edit]

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
6 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 0 + + + 1908 2
8 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 5 0 + + + 1908 2
10 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 8 0 + + + 1912 1
12 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 10 0 + + + 1908 2

Mars symbol.svg = Male, Venus symbol.svg = Female, Cercle noir 100%.svg = Open

1912 Olympic Classes designs
 
1912 Olympic Classes in action

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
6 Metre insigna.png

1912: 6 Metre
details

 France (FRA)
Gaston Thubé
Amédée Thubé
Jacques Thubé

 Denmark (DEN)
Hans Meulengracht-Madsen
Steen Herschend
Sven Thomsen

 Sweden (SWE)
Eric Sandberg
Otto Aust
Harald Sandberg

8 Metre insigna.png

1912: 8 Metre
details

 Norway (NOR)
Thoralf Glad
Thomas Aas
Andreas Brecke
Torleiv Corneliussen
Christian Jebe

 Sweden (SWE)
Bengt Heyman
Emil Henriques
Alvar Thiel
Herbert Westermark
Nils Westermark

 Finland (FIN)
Bertil Tallberg
Arthur Ahnger
Emil Lindh
Gunnar Tallberg
Georg Westling

10 Metre insigna.png

1912: 10 Metre
details

 Sweden (SWE)
Filip Ericsson
Carl Hellström
Paul Isberg
Humbert Lundén
Herman Nyberg
Harry Rosenswärd
Erik Wallerius
Harald Wallinubé

 Finland (FIN)
Harry Wahl
Waldemar Björkstén
Jacob Björnström
Bror Brenner
Allan Franck
Erik Lindh
Adolf Pekkalainen

 Russia (RUS)
Esper Belosselsky-Belozersky
Ernest Brasche
Karl Lindholm
Nikolaï Puschnitsky
Aleksandr Rodionov
Iossif Schomaker
Philip Strauch

12 Metre insigna.png

1912: 12 Metre
details

 Norway (NOR)
Johan Anker
Nils Bertelsen
Eilert Falch-Lund
Halfdan Hansen
Arnfinn Heje
Magnus Konow
Alfred Larsen
Petter Larsen
Christian Staib
Carl Thaulow

 Sweden (SWE)
Nils Persson
Per Bergman
Dick Bergström
Kurt Bergström
Hugo Clason
Folke Johnson
Sigurd Kander
Nils Lamby
Erik Lindqvist
Richard Sällström

 Finland (FIN)
Ernst Krogius
Max Alfthan
Erik Hartvall
Jarl Hulldén
Sigurd Juslén
Axel Krogius
Eino Sandelin
Johan Silén

Medal tables[edit]

Sailing 1912 (1912 rule)[edit]

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Medals Points Medals Points Medals Points Medals Points
1  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 2 4 1 1 4 8
2  Norway (NOR) 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 6
3  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 2 2 2 3 4
4  France (FRA) 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
5  Denmark (DEN) 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
6  Russia (RUS) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total 4 4 4 12

Sailing 1912 (actual rule)[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 2 0 0 2
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 2 1 4
3  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
4  Finland (FIN) 0 1 2 3
5  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
6  Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 4 12

Sailing 1896–1912[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United Kingdom 7 1 2 10
2  France 3 6 6 15
3  Norway 2 0 0 2
4  Sweden 1 3 1 5
5   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
 Mixed team (ZZX) 1 0 0 1
7  Finland 0 1 2 3
8  Belgium 0 1 0 1
 Denmark 0 1 0 1
 Germany 0 1 0 1
11  Russia 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 12 15 14 13 42

Remarks[edit]

Sailors[edit]

During the Sailing regatta's at the 1912 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Sailors at the 1912 Olympic Games
Danish team at the opening ceremony 
Swedish team at the opening ceremony 
Dan Broström:
Owner of the 6 Metre Kirsten 
In 12 Metre:
Halfdan Hansen 
In 12 Metre:
Johan Anker 

Notes[edit]

References[edit]