Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – 10 Metre

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at the Games of the V Olympiad
10 Metre at the 1912 Olympics.svg
Line drawing of the 10-Metre
Venue Nynäshamn
Dates First race: 20 July 1912 (1912-07-20)
Last race: 22 July 1912 (1912-07-22)
Competitors 28 from 3 nations
Teams 4
1st, gold medalist(s) Filip Ericsson, Carl Hellström, Paul Isberg, Humbert Lundén, Herman Nyberg, Harry Rosenswärd, Erik Wallerius, Harald Wallin  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Harry Wahl, Waldemar Björkstén, Jacob Björnström, Bror Brenner, Allan Franck, Erik Lindh, Juho Aarne Pekkalainen  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Esper Beloselsky, Ernest Brasche, Karl Lindholm, Nikolay Pushnitsky, Aleksandr Rodionov, Iosif Shomaker, Philipp Strauch  Russia
1920 →
Sailing at the
 1912 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
6 Metre Open
8 Metre Open
10 Metre Open
12 Metre Open

The 10 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 28 sailors, on 4 boats, from 3 nation entered.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Tie breakers  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
10-Metre International races
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the 10-Metre Course A was used.[1]

1912 Olympic Course Area & courses

Weather conditions[1][edit]

Date Race Deiscription Wind speed Wind direction Start
20-JUL-1912 1 Beautiful weather with a light easterly breeze. 5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
9 knots (17 km/h)
ENE Wind.svg 11:15
21-JUL-1912 2 Only a light breeze was blowing in the morning. 4 knots (7.4 km/h) -
6 knots (11 km/h)
NNE Wind.svg 11:15
22-JUL-1912 3 As beautiful as could be with very light winds 5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
7 knots (13 km/h)
ENE Wind.svg 11:00

Final results[2][3][edit]

The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

10 Metre insigna.png
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Sweden Gold medal icon blank.svg Filip Ericsson Silver medal icon blank.svg Carl Hellström
Silver medal icon blank.svg Paul Isberg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Humbert Lundén
Silver medal icon blank.svg Herman Nyberg
Silver medal icon blank.svg Harry Rosenswärd
Silver medal icon blank.svg Erik Wallerius
Silver medal icon blank.svg Harald Wallin
Kitty (designed by Alfred Mylne) 3:46:04 7 3:43:51 7
2  Finland Silver medal icon blank.svg Harry Wahl Silver medal icon blank.svg Waldemar Björkstén
Silver medal icon blank.svg Jacob Björnström
Silver medal icon blank.svg Bror Brenner
Silver medal icon blank.svg Allan Franck
Silver medal icon blank.svg Erik Lindh
Silver medal icon blank.svg Juho Aarne Pekkalainen
Nina 3:59:07 3 3:50:09 1 4:21:41 7
3  Russia Bronze medal icon blank.svg Esper Beloselsky Bronze medal icon blank.svg Ernest Brasche
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Karl Lindholm
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Nikolay Pushnitsky
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Aleksandr Rodionov
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Iosif Shomaker
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Philipp Strauch
Gallia II 3:59:20 1 3:45:38 3 4:23:17 3
4  Sweden Wilhelm Forsberg Bertil Bothén
Bjorn Bothén
Erik Lindén
Arvid Perslow
Erik Waller
Bertel Juslén
Marga 4:01:11 0 3:50:30 0
  • There was one sail-off between Nina and Gallia II for place 2 & 3.

Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 10 Metre during the 1912 Summer Olympics


In the 10 Metre was chosen for this Olympics above the 7 Metre since 10 Metre outnumbered the 7 Metre in boats build.

Other information[edit]


The following Commemorative Plaque were handed out by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club to the owners of:

  1. Kitty: Nils Asp
  2. Nina: Harry Wahl
  3. Gallia II: Aleksandr Vyshnegradsky

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d The Swedish Olympic Committee (1913). Erik Bergvall, ed. The Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912 - Official Report (PDF). Wahlström & Widstrand. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

"Stockholm 1912". International Olympic Committee.