Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
● Le Havre
|Dates||First race: 10 July 1924
Last race: 13 July 1924
First race: 21 July 1924 (Le Havre)
Last race: 26 July 1924
|Sailors||69 from 19 countries|
|Top ranked countries|
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.
|Cercle de la Voile de Paris
Bassin Olympique de Meulan
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.
|la Société des Régates du Havre
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.
|Class||Type||Event||Sailors||Trapeze||Mainsail||Jib/Genoa||Spinnaker||First OG||Olympics so far|
|Franch National Monotype||Dinghy||1||0||+||+||+||1924||1|
|1924 Olympic Classes designs|
|1924 Olympic Classes in action|
| Belgium (BEL)
| Norway (NOR)
| Finland (FIN)
1924: 6 Metre
| Norway (NOR)
| Denmark (DEN)
| Netherlands (NED)
1924: 8 Metre
| Norway (NOR)
Carl Ringvold, Jr.
| Great Britain (GBR)
| France (FRA)
Sailing 1924 (1924 rule)
|Rank||Country||1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5th place||6th place||Total|
|Great Britain (GBR)||1||5||5|
Sailing 1924 (actual rule)
|Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||0||1|
|Mixed team (ZZX)||1||0||0||1|
- Eugen Lunde, the first of the Olympic dynasty of Norwegian Lunde sailors:
- His son and daughter in law, Peder Lunde and Vibeke "Babben" Lunde, sailed together in the 1952 Olympics in the 5.5 Metre.
- Italy was also entered in the 8 Metre. However they did participated.
- Germany was not invited.
During the Sailing regatta's at the 1924 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:
- Switzerland (SUI), one of the great 20th century's adventurer, travel writer and photographer, as well as a sportswoman, Ella Maillart
- Belgium (BEL), three times Olympic medalist, Léon Huybrechts
- Norway (NOR), first of the Lunde dynasty who took part for Norway at Olympic Sailing, Eugen Lunde
- France (FRA), the famous French aircraft manufacturer and engineer, Louis Breguet
|Sailors during the 1924 Olympic Games|
- "Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924:rapport official" (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France: Comité Olympique Français. 1924.
- "Paris 1924". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.