Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

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6 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
6mR 1907.svg
Line drawing of a 6-Metre
Venue Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde[2]
Dates First race: July 27, 1908 (1908-07-27)
Last race: July 29, 1908 (1908-07-29)
Competitors 15 from 4 nations
Teams 5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gilbert Laws, Thomas McMeekin, Charles Crichton  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Léon Huybrechts, Louis Huybrechts, Henri Weewauters  Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Henri Arthus, Louis Potheau, Pierre Rabot  France
1912 →
Sailing at the
 1908 Summer Olympics 
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6 Metre Open
7 Metre Open
8 Metre Open
12 Metre Open
15 Metre Open (No entries)

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Ryde. Three races were scheduled. 15 sailors, on 5 boats, from 4 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
6-Metre
Total gold medals 1

Course area[edit]

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 6-Metre regattas in all three races:

  • Start at Ryde Pier
  • №2. Mother Bank Buoy
  • East Measured Mile Buoy
  • East Sturbridge Buoy
  • Finish at Ryde Pier

Two rounds for a total of 13 nautical miles (24 km).

1908 Olympic Course Area, Ryde

Weather conditions[edit]

Date Race Deiscription Sea Wind direction Start
27-JUL-1908 1 Light wind. More wind in the second round Calm NNE Wind.svg to WNW Wind.svg 12:30
28-JUL-1908 2 Extreme light wind. death calm NNW Wind.svg 12:30
29-JUL-1908 3 Very light breeze, fluking. Late in the afternoon true wind, moderate Calm W Wind.svg 12:30

Final results[1][edit]

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

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Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Great Britain Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilbert Laws Silver medal icon blank.svg Thomas McMeekin
Silver medal icon blank.svg Charles Crichton
Dormy 1 3 1 3 3 1 2
first places
2  Belgium Silver medal icon blank.svg Léon Huybrechts Bronze medal icon blank.svg Louis Huybrechts
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Henri Weewauters
Zut 3 1 4 0 1 3 1
first place
3  France Bronze medal icon blank.svg Henri Arthus Diploma Louis Potheau
Diploma Pierre Rabot
Guyoni 4 0 2 2 2 2 2
second places
4  Great Britain John Leuchars William Leuchars
Frank Smith
Sibindi 2 2 3 1 4 0 1
second place
5  Sweden Karl-Einar Sjögren Birger Gustafsson
Jonas Jonsson
Freja 5 0 5 0 5 0 3
fifth places


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1908 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

Other information[edit]

Extra awards[edit]

Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilt commemorative medal:

Silver medal icon blank.svg Silver commemorative medal:

Challenge vase of sèvres china given by the President of the France Republic:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

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

"London 1908". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.