Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Open class

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Open class Sailing
at the Games of the II Olympiad
1900 Open Class.svg
Open Class
Venue Meulan
Date First race: August 29, 1900 (1900-08-29)
Competitors about 78 from 6 nations
Teams about 47
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lorne Currie, John H. Gretton, Linton Hope, Algernon Maudslay  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Paul Wiesner, Georg Naue, Heinrich Peters, Ottokar Weise  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Émile Michelet  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 Open class was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. All boats intended to compete in other races of the Meulan program were supposed to compete in the Concours d'Honneur (Open class). It was held on 20 May 1900. About seventy–eight sailors, on about forty–seven boats, from six nations competing. The latest finishing time was at 19:00 hours. Only seven boats made it to the finish in time.[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
Open class
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the Open class the Meulan course area was used.

Weather conditions[edit]

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

Final results[3][edit]

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Medalrace
Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain Lorne Currie Mars symbol.svg John H. Gretton Mars symbol.svg
Linton Hope Mars symbol.svg
Algernon Maudslay Mars symbol.svg
Scotia
1.0 Ton
1 5:56:17
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany Paul Wiesner Mars symbol.svg Georg Naue Mars symbol.svg
Heinrich Peters Mars symbol.svg
Ottokar Weise Mars symbol.svg
Aschenbrödel
1.041 Ton
2 5:58:17
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France Émile Michelet Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
Turquoise
10.0 Ton
3 6:12:12
4  France Émile Sacré Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
Fantlet
0.5 Ton
4 7:11:8
5  France Jacques d'Estournelles de Constant Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
Pierre et Jean
1.0 Ton
5 Unknown
 France Texier (helmsman) Mars symbol.svg Texier (crew) Mars symbol.svg
 
Mamie
1.0 Ton
DSQ NA
 France Louis Auguste-Dormeuil Mars symbol.svg Unknown
 
Carabinier
1.0 Ton
DSQ NA
 France    
 
Alcyon, Amulet, Ariette
Baby, Colette, Crabe I
Crabe II, Crocodile, Demi-Mondaine
Ducky, Favorite, Fémur
Freia, Galopin, Gitane
Gwendoline, Gyp, Hébé
Jeannette, Marsouin, Marthe
Mascaret, Mignon, Quand-Même
Sarcelle, Scamasaxe, Sidi-Fekkar
Souriceau, Suzon IV, Tornade
C.V.A., Nina Claire, Pirouette
Plume-patte, Singy & Verveine
DNF NA
 Netherlands    
 
Mascotte DNF NA
 Switzerland    
 
Lérina DNF NA
 United States    
 
Frimousse & Singy DNF NA
 Mixed team    
 
Ollé[4] DNF NA

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

Notes[edit]

Two competitors, “Mamie” and “Carabinier”, were disqualified for using “other means of propulsion than the sail.”[2] This made them the first sailors ever to be disqualified in an Olympic regatta.

Other information[edit]

However Yachting World states the races were open from yachts up to 30 tons, no 30 ton boats did entered.[2]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1900, Concours D'Exercices Physiques et de Sports" (PDF) (in French). Imprimerie Nationale (LA84). 1901. pp. 399–430. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sailing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Mixed Open". Sports Reference. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official website of the Olympic Movement: Olympics Search all results & Olympic medalists". IOC. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Several teams had crews from multiple countries, and in one case, they won a gold medal. This team, of the United Kingdom and France, is currently attributed as the ZZX mixed team.

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