Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre

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8 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
8 Metre 1908.svg
Line drawing of an 8 Metre yacht from 1908
VenueRoyal Victoria Yacht Club, Ryde[2]
DatesFirst race: July 27, 1908 (1908-07-27)
Last race: July 29, 1908 (1908-07-29)
Competitors24 Male and 1 female (Documented) from 3 nations
Teams5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Blair Cochrane, Charles Campbell, John Rhodes, Henry Sutton, Arthur Wood  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Carl Hellström, Eric Sandberg, Edmund Thormählen, Erik Wallerius, Harald Wallin  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Philip Hunloke, Alfred Hughes, Frederick Hughes, George Ratsey, William Ward,
Extra: The Duchess of Westminster
 Great Britain
1912 →

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Ryde. Three races were scheduled. 26 sailors, on 5 boats, from 3 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
8-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
  • №3. Fairway Buoy
  • West Measured Mile Buoy
  • Boyne Buoy off Portsmouth Spit
  • Finish at Ryde Pier

Two rounds for a total of 16 nautical miles (30 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.

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 Blair Cochrane Mars symbol.svg Silver medal icon blank.svg Charles Campbell Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg John Rhodes Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Henry Sutton Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Arthur Wood Mars symbol.svg
Cobweb 1 3 1 3 4 0 2
first places
2  Sweden Silver medal icon blank.svg Carl Hellström Mars symbol.svg Bronze medal icon blank.svg Eric Sandberg Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Edmund Thormählen Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Erik Wallerius Mars symbol.svg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Harald Wallin Mars symbol.svg
Vinga 5 0 4 0 1 1 1
first place
3  Great Britain Bronze medal icon blank.svg George Ratsey Mars symbol.svg Diploma Alfred Hughes Mars symbol.svg
Diploma Frederick Hughes Mars symbol.svg
Diploma Philip Hunloke Mars symbol.svg
Diploma William Dudley Ward Mars symbol.svg
Diploma The Duchess of Westminster Venus symbol.svg(Extra)
Sorais 2 2 3 1 2 2 2
second places
4  Norway Johan Anker Mars symbol.svg Eilert Falch-Lund Mars symbol.svg
Einar Hvoslef Mars symbol.svg
Magnus Konow Mars symbol.svg
Hagbart Steffens Mars symbol.svg
Fram 3 1 2 2 3 1 1
second place
5  Sweden John Carlsson Mars symbol.svg Edvin Hagberg Mars symbol.svg
Karl Ljungberg Mars symbol.svg
Hjalmar Lönnroth Mars symbol.svg
August Olsson Mars symbol.svg
Saga 4 0 DNF 0 5 0 1
fourth places

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


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 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:

Further reading[edit]

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  • "Sailing at the 1908 London Summer Games: Mixed 8 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 February 2015.

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.