Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – 12 Metre

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12 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
12 Metre 1908.svg
Line drawing of a 12 Metre yacht from 1908
Venue Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club
Hunters Quay[2]
Dates First race: August 11, 1908 (1908-08-11)
Last race: August 12, 1908 (1908-08-12)
Competitors 20 from 1 nation
Teams 2
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
New class ← 1912
Sailing at the
 1908 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
6 Metre Open
7 Metre Open
8 Metre Open
12 Metre Open
15 Metre Open (No entries)

The 12 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Hunters Quay. Three races were scheduled. 20 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation competed.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals
Date July August
27
Mon
28
Tue
29
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
1
Sat
2
Sun
3
Mon
4
Tue
5
Wed
6
Thu
7
Fri
8
Sat
9
Sun
10
Mon
11
Tue
12
Wed
12-Metre
Total gold medals 1

Course area[edit]

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 12-Metre regattas in all two races:

Two rounds for a total of 26 nautical miles (48 km).

1908 Olympic Course Area, Hunters Quay

Weather conditions[edit]

Date Race Deiscription Sea Wind direction Start
11-AUG-1908 1 Moderate wind. Puffy at times. A pleasant curl on the water. WNW Wind.svg 11:30
12-AUG-1908 2 Starting light and steady then died at noon. Later filled in with light air. Death calm S Wind.svg later SW Wind.svg 11:30

Final results[edit]

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male For first place the helmsman and mate of the Hera received gold medals but the crew received silver medals. For second place the helmsman and mate of the Mouchette received silver medals but the crew received bronze medals.[1]

12 Metre insigna.png
Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1 Great Britain
Gold medal icon blank.svg T. C. Glen-Coats Gold medal icon blank.svg J. H. Downes (Mate)
Silver medal icon blank.svg J. S. Aspin
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Buchanan
Silver medal icon blank.svg J. C. Bunten
Silver medal icon blank.svg A. D. Downes
Silver medal icon blank.svg David Dunlop
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Mackenzie
Silver medal icon blank.svg Albert Martin
Silver medal icon blank.svg Gerald Tait
Hera 1 3 1 3 2
first places
2 Great Britain
Silver medal icon blank.svg C. MacIver Silver medal icon blank.svg J. G. Kenion (Mate)
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. M. Adam
Bronze medal icon blank.svg James Baxter
Bronze medal icon blank.svg W. P. Davidson
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. F. Jellico
Bronze medal icon blank.svg T. A. R. Littledale
Bronze medal icon blank.svg C. R. MacIver
Bronze medal icon blank.svg C. Macleod Robertson
Bronze medal icon blank.svg J. F. D. Spence
Mouchette 2 2 2 2 2
second places


Notes[edit]

Other information[edit]

Extra awards[edit]

Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilt commemorative medal:[1]

Silver medal icon blank.svg Silver commemorative medal:[1]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club". Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club. Retrieved 3 February 2015.