Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – 7 Metre

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7 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
7 Metre 1908 line drawing.svg
Line drawing of a 7-Metre yacht from 1908
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 4 male & 1 female (Documented) from 1 nation
Teams 2
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
«New class 1920»
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 7 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Ryde. Three races were scheduled. 5 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation registered for competition.

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
7-Metre
Total gold medals 1

Course area[edit]

The following course was used during the 1908 Olympic 7-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) were scheduled.

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 12:15
28-JUL-1908 2 Extreem light wind. death calm NNW Wind.svg 12:15

Final results[1][edit]

The 1908 Olympic scoring system was used.

7 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 Charles Rivett-Carnac Mars symbol.svg Silver medal icon blank.svg Norman Bingley Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Richard Dixon Mars symbol.svg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Frances Rivett-Carnac Venus symbol.svg
Heroine 1 3 1 3 2
first places
2 Great Britain
R. Sloane-Stanley Mars symbol.svg Unknown
(Not documented)
Mignonette DNC - DNC - -

Legend: DNC – Did not compete;
Gender: Mars symbol.svg – male; Venus symbol.svg – female;


Notes[edit]

Two 7-Metre yachts were registered for the regattas of the 1908 Olympics. However only one, Heroine, was present at the starting line. So she had each race a 'sail over'. Each match was therefor shortened to one round (6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km)). After 2 matches Heroine was certain of the victory and no third match was sailed.

Other information[edit]

Extra award[edit]

Gold medal icon blank.svg Gilt commemorative medal:

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.