Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre

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8-Metre[1]
at the Games of the V Olympiad
8 Metre 1908.svg
Line drawing of the 8-Metre
VenueNynäshamn
DatesFirst race: 20 July 1912 (1912-07-20)
Last race: 22 July 1912 (1912-07-22)
Competitors36 from 4 nations
Teams7
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Thoralf Glad, Thomas Aas, Andreas Brecke, Torleiv Corneliussen, Christian Jebe  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bengt Heyman, Emil Henriques, Alvar Thiel, Herbert Westermark, Nils Westermark  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bertil Tallberg, Arthur Ahnger, Emil Lindh, Gunnar Tallberg, Georg Westling  Finland
← 1908
1920 →

The 8 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. 18 sailors, on 6 boats, from 5 nations entered.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Tie breakers  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
8-Metre International races
Total gold medals 1
Ceremonies

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the 8-Metre Course B was used.[1]

1912 Olympic Course Area & courses

Weather conditions[1][edit]

Date Race Description Wind speed Wind direction Start
20 July 1912 1 Light easterly breeze 5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
9 knots (17 km/h)
ENE Wind.svg 11:30
21 July 1912 2 Light breeze in the morning 4 knots (7.4 km/h) -
6 knots (11 km/h)
NNE Wind.svg 11:30
22 July 1912 3 Very light winds 5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
7 knots (13 km/h)
ENE Wind.svg 11:10

Final results[2][3][edit]

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

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Norway Gold medal icon blank.svg Thoralf Glad Silver medal icon blank.svg Thomas Aas
Silver medal icon blank.svg Andreas Brecke
Silver medal icon blank.svg Torleiv Corneliussen
Silver medal icon blank.svg Christian Jebe
Taifun 2:15:59 7 2:12:59 7
2  Sweden Silver medal icon blank.svg Bengt Heyman Silver medal icon blank.svg Emil Henriques
Silver medal icon blank.svg Alvar Thiel
Silver medal icon blank.svg Herbert Westermark
Silver medal icon blank.svg Nils Westermark
Sans Atout 2:16:40 3 2:16:04 0 2:26:44 7
3  Finland Bronze medal icon blank.svg Bertil Tallberg Bronze medal icon blank.svg Arthur Ahnger
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Emil Lindh
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Gunnar Tallberg
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Georg Westling
Lucky Girl 2:21:03 0 2:14:50 3 2:27:41 3
4  Finland Gustaf Estlander Curt Andstén
Jarl Andstén
Carl Girsén
Bertel Juslén
Örn 2:17:28 1 2:14:54 1
5  Russia Herman von Adlerberg Johan Farber
Vladimir Yelevich
Vladimir Lurasov
Nikolay Podgornov
Bylina 2:27:59 0 2:21:43 0
5  Russia Ventseslav Kuzmichev Yevgeny Kun
Yevgeny Lomach
Viktor Markov
Pavel Pavlov
Norman 2:18:52 0 2:16:15 0
5  Sweden Fritz Sjöqvist Johan Sjöqvist
Ragnar Gripe
Thorsten Grönfors
Gunnar Månsson
Emil Hagström
K.S.S.S. 2:23:46 0 2:16:33 0
  • There was one sail-off between Sans Atout and Lucky Girl for place 2 & 3.


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 Metre during the 1912 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

In the 8 Metre there was one spare boat:

Country Boatsname
 Sweden Lucie IV

Other information[edit]

Prizes[edit]

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

  1. Taifun: Thoralf Glad
  2. Sans Atout: Bengt Heyman
  3. Lucky Girl: Bertil Tallberg & Gunnar Tallberg

Further reading[edit]

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

References[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 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

"Stockholm 1912". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.