Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – 1 to 2 ton

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1 to 2 Ton Sailing
at the Games of the II Olympiad
1900 1 - 2 Ton Class.svg
1 - 2 Ton Class
Venue Meulan
Date First race: May 22, 1900 (1900-05-22)
Second race: May 25, 1900 (1900-05-25)
Competitors 22 (documented) from 3 nations
Teams 9
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Hermann de Pourtalès, Hélène de Pourtalès, Bernard de Pourtalès  Switzerland
1st, gold medalist(s) Paul Wiesner, Georg Naue, Heinrich Peters, Ottokar Weise  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) François Vilamitjana, Auguste Albert, Albert Duval, Charles Hugo  France
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hermann de Pourtalès, Hélène de Pourtalès, Bernard de Pourtalès  Switzerland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jacques Baudrier, Lucien Baudrier, Dubosq, Édouard Mantois  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) François Vilamitjana, Auguste Albert, Albert Duval, Charles Hugo  France
Sailing at the
 1900 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
Open class Open
0 - ½ ton Open
½ - 1 ton Open
1 - 2 ton Open
2 - 3 ton Open
3 - 10 ton Open
10 - 20 ton Open
20+ ton Open

The 1 to 2 ton was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. Nine boats started during the two races in the 1 to 2 ton. Twenty–two competitors from three countries are documented. The races were held on 22 and 25 May 1900 on the river Seine.[1][2]

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Meulan competition  ●  Le Havre competition
1900 May August
20
Sun
21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Thu
1
Fri
2
Sat
3
Sun
4
Mon
5
Tue
6
Wed
1 to 2 ton
Total gold medals 1 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the 1 to 2 ton the 19 kilometres (10 nmi) course in the Meulan course area was used.

Weather conditions[edit]

The race was troublesome due to an almost complete absence of any wind and that the wind there came perpendicular to the course (river Seine) and was blocked or diverted by trees and buildings.[2]

Final results[3][edit]

Two separate races were sailed. No combined results were made.[1]

Race of 22 May 1900[edit]

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Medalrace
Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Switzerland Hermann de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg Hélène de Pourtalès Venus symbol.svg[4][5]
Bernard de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg
 
Lérina 1 02:15:32
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France François Vilamitjana Mars symbol.svg Auguste Albert Mars symbol.svg
Albert Duval Mars symbol.svg
Charles Hugo Mars symbol.svg
Marthe 2 02:17:29
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France Jacques Baudrier Mars symbol.svg Lucien Baudrier Mars symbol.svg
Dubosq Mars symbol.svg
Édouard Mantois Mars symbol.svg
Nina-Claire 3 02:26:28
4  France Eugène Laverne Mars symbol.svg Henri Laverne Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Amulet 4 02:26:56
5  France Marcel Moisand Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Ducky 5 02:31:14
6  France Georges Warenhorst Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Freia 6 02:33:54
7  France Texier (helmsman) Mars symbol.svg Texier (crew) Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Mamie 7 02:52:30
8  France Lecointre Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Alcyon 8 03:05:06

Legend: DNC – Did not compete;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;


Race of 25 May 1900[edit]

This race saw with Aschenbrödel (German for Cinderella) one more boat competing. One day earlier they had entered in the ½—1 ton class, but were not permitted to race as their boat measured in at 1.041 tons. In this class the German crew sailed the lightest boat, yet easily finished in the quickest time. Their low handicap served only to widen the gap between them and the second-place Swiss team.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Medalrace
Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Germany Paul Wiesner Mars symbol.svg Georg Naue Mars symbol.svg
Heinrich Peters Mars symbol.svg
Ottokar Weise Mars symbol.svg
Aschenbrödel 1 03:09:19
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Switzerland Hermann de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg Hélène de Pourtalès Venus symbol.svg[4]
Bernard de Pourtalès Mars symbol.svg
 
Lérina 2 03:35:14
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France François Vilamitjana Mars symbol.svg Auguste Albert Mars symbol.svg
Albert Duval Mars symbol.svg
Charles Hugo (sailor) Mars symbol.svg
Marthe 3 03:37:49
4  France Jacques Baudrier Mars symbol.svg Lucien Baudrier Mars symbol.svg
Dubosq Mars symbol.svg
Édouard Mantois Mars symbol.svg
Nina-Claire 4 04:10:17
5  France Georges Warenhorst Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Freia 5 04:11:22
6  France Texier (helmsman) Mars symbol.svg Texier (crew) Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Mamie 6 04:30:08
7  France Marcel Moisand Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Ducky 7 04:48:07
 France Eugène Laverne Mars symbol.svg Henri Laverne Mars symbol.svg
 
 
Amulet DNF  
 France Lecointre Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
 
Alcyon DNF  

Legend: DNF – Did not finish;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;

Notes[edit]

Since Hélène de Pourtalès was the first female Olympic starter in the modern Olympics she holds the first Olympic medals won by a woman. However the Swiss team did not win the first medals for Switzerland, that honor goes to Louis Zutter during the 1896 Olympics.

Hélène de Pourtalès

Other information[edit]

Initially only the race on 22 May 1900 was part of the Olympic program. However the race on the 25 May 1900, initially part of the Exposition Universelle program, was afterwards awarded with an Olympic status.[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, Concours D'Exercices Physiques et de Sports" (PDF) (in French). Imprimerie Nationale (LA84). 1901. pp. 399–430. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Sailing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed 1-2 Ton". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official website of the Olympic Movement: Olympics Search all results & Olympic medalists". IOC. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Hélène de Pourtalès was the only documented woman participated in the 1900 Summer Olympics regatta. She won the a gold and a silver medal in the 1 to 2 ton.
  5. ^ "The Countess de Pourtales – After all the first modern female Olympic starter" (PDF). International Society of Olympic Historians. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

"Paris 1900". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.