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
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Belgium
Bronze medal    France
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 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.