Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics

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Sailing
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venues ● Meulan
● Le Havre
Dates First race: 10 July 1924 (1924-07-10) (Meulan)
Last race: 13 July 1924 (1924-07-13)
First race: 21 July 1924 (1924-07-21) (Le Havre)
Last race: 26 July 1924 (1924-07-26)
Sailors 69 from 19 countries
Boats 32
Top ranked countries
Norway: 1  2  3  
Belgium: 1  2  3  
Denmark: 1  2  3  
Great Britain: 1  2  3  
← 1920
1928 →


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.

Venue[edit]

Meulan[edit]

Cercle de la Voile de Paris
Bassin Olympique de Meulan
Les Mureaux
Skyline of Cercle de la Voile de ParisBassin Olympique de MeulanLes Mureaux
Coordinates: 49°00′24″N 1°54′26″E / 49.00667°N 1.90722°E / 49.00667; 1.90722

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[edit]

la Société des Régates du Havre
Le Havre
Skyline of la Société des Régates du HavreLe Havre
Coordinates: 49°29′24″N 0°6′0″E / 49.49000°N 0.10000°E / 49.49000; 0.10000

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.

Competition[edit]

Overview[edit]

Continents Countries Classes Boats Male Female
3 19 3 32 68 1

Continents[edit]

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Americas

Countries[edit]

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
 Argentina (ARG)  Belgium (BEL)  Canada (CAN)
 Cuba (CUB)  Denmark (DEN)  Spain (ESP)
 Finland (FIN)  France (FRA)  Great Britain (GBR)
 Italy (ITA)  Monaco (MON)  Netherlands (NED)
 Norway (NOR)  Poland (POL)  Portugal (POR)
 South Africa (RSA)  Switzerland (SUI)  Sweden (SWE)
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Classes (equipment)[edit]

Class Type Event Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker First OG Olympics so far
Franch National Monotype Dinghy Cercle noir 100%.svg 1 0 + + + 1924 1
6 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 3 0 + + + 1908 4
8 Metre Keelboat Cercle noir 100%.svg 5 0 + + + 1908 4

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

1924 Olympic Classes designs
 
1924 Olympic Classes in action
[[6 Metre:
Triple handed keelboat
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File:8_Metre_1924.png 
[[8 Metre:
Five persons keelboat
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Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
NO Class insigna.png

1924: Monotype
details

 Belgium (BEL)
Léon Huybrechts

 Norway (NOR)
Henrik Robert

 Finland (FIN)
Hans Dittmar

6 Metre insigna.png

1924: 6 Metre
details

 Norway (NOR)
Anders Lundgren
Christopher Dahl
Eugen Lunde

 Denmark (DEN)
Vilhelm Vett
Knud Degn
Christian Nielsen

 Netherlands (NED)
Johan Carp
Anthonij Guépin
Jan Vreede

8 Metre insigna.png

1924: 8 Metre
details

 Norway (NOR)
Carl Ringvold
Rick Bockelie
Harald Hagen
Ingar Nielsen
Carl Ringvold, Jr.

 Great Britain (GBR)
Ernest Roney
Harold Fowler
Edwin Jacob
Thomas Riggs
Walter Riggs

 France (FRA)
Louis Breguet
Pierre Gauthier
Robert Girardet
André Guerrier
Georges Mollard

Medal tables[edit]

Sailing 1924 (1924 rule)[edit]

Rank Country 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place Total
Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Places Points Points
1  Norway (NOR) 2 20 1 5 25
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 10 1 3 1 14½
3  Netherlands (NED) 1 4 1 2 6
4  France (FRA) 1 4 1
5  Denmark (DEN) 1 5 5
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 5 5
7  Finland (FIN) 1 4 4
8  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 1 1 4
9  Spain (ESP) 1 3 3
10  Argentina (ARG) 1 2 2

Sailing 1924 (actual rule)[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway (NOR) 2 1 0 3
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
3  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 0 1
5  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
Total 3 3 3 9

Sailing 1896–1924[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 11 4 1 16
2  United Kingdom 9 2 2 13
3  France 3 7 7 17
4  Sweden 3 4 1 8
5  Belgium 2 2 1 5
6  Netherlands 2 1 1 4
7   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
 Mixed team (ZZX) 1 0 0 1
9  Denmark 0 2 0 2
10  Finland 0 1 3 4
11  Germany 0 1 0 1
12  Russia 0 0 1 1
USA 0 0 1 1
Total 13 32 24 18 74

Remarks[edit]

Sailors[edit]

During the Sailing regatta's at the 1924 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Sailors during the 1924 Olympic Games
In French National Monotype:
Ella Maillart (1992) 
In 6 Metre:
Eugen Lunde 

Notes[edit]

References[edit]