Sailing was an Olympic sport at the 1924 Summer Olympics. The Sailing program of 1924 consisted of a total of three sailing classes (disciplines). For each class a series of elimination and semi-final races was scheduled, from 10–26 July, at Meulan at the river Seine, for the French National Monotype class, and on the English Channel off the coast of Le Havre for the Metre classes.
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 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 reachable. As result sailing a windward leg was not really tested. This however was more or less custom for that time.
Countries that participated in the Sailing event of the 1924 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