Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – 12 Metre

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12 Metre[1]
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
12mR 1907.svg
Line drawing of the 12 Metre (1907 Rule)
Venue  Belgium, Ostend
Dates First race: 7 July 1920 (1920-07-07)
Last race: 9 July 1920 (1920-07-09)
Competitors 18 from 1 nation
Teams 2
1st, gold medalist(s) (1907 Rule)
Henrik Østervold, Halvor Birkeland, Rasmus Birkeland, Lauritz Christiansen, Hans Næss, Halvor Møgster, Jan Østervold, Kristian Østervold, Ole Østervold
1st, gold medalist(s) (1919 Rule)
Johan Friele, Arthur Allers, Martin Borthen, Kaspar Hassel, Erik Ørvig, Olaf Ørvig, Thor Ørvig, Egill Reimers, Christen Wiese
← 1912
Sailing at the
 1920 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
One design (Monotype)
12' Dinghy Open
18' Dinghy Open
Jauge chemin de fer
6.5 Metre Open
8.5 Metre Open (No entries)
Skerry cruiser
30m2 Open
40m2 Open
International rule
6 Metre Open
7 Metre Open
8 Metre Open
9 Metre Open (No entries)
10 Metre Open
12 Metre Open

The 12-metre class was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 12 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 18 sailors, on 2 boats, from 1 nation entered in the 12 Metre.

Race schedule[2][edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
12 Metre
Total gold medals 2

Course area[edit]

12 Metre 1920 Olympic Course Areas
Ostend, Belgium

Weather conditions [1][edit]

Date Max temperature Wind speed Average wind direction
7 July 1920 Unknown
8 July 1920 Unknown
9 July 1920 Unknown

Final results[2][edit]

The 1920 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

12 Metre International Rule 1907[edit]

12 Metre insigna.png
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Henrik Østervold Halvor Birkeland
Rasmus Birkeland
Lauritz Christiansen
Hans Næss
Halvor Møgster
Jan Østervold
Kristian Østervold
Ole Østervold
Atlanta Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2

12 Metre International Rule 1919[edit]

12 Metre insigna.png
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Johan Friele Arthur Allers
Martin Borthen
Kaspar Hassel
Erik Ørvig
Olaf Ørvig
Thor Ørvig
Egill Reimers
Christen Wiese
Heira II Sailed over 1 Sailed over 1 2


  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 12 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Other information[edit]


During the Sailing regattas at the 1920 Summer Olympics the following persons were competing:

12 Metre sailors at the 1920 Olympic Games
Henrik Østervold (NOR) 
Hans Næss (NOR) 

Podium (1907 Rule)[edit]

Medalist 12 Metre, International Rule 1907
 Norway 1st, gold medalist(s) Atlanta 

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Belgium Olympic Committee, ed. (1957). Olympic Games 1920 – Officiel Report (PDF). Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

"Antwerp 1920". International Olympic Committee.