Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

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6 Metre[1]
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
6mR 1907 GR.svg 6mR 1919.svg
Line drawings of the 6 Metre (1907 Rule and 1919 Rule)
Venue  Belgium, Ostend
Dates First race: 7 July 1920 (1920-07-07)
Last race: 9 July 1920 (1920-07-09)
Competitors 18 from 2 nations
Teams 6
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) (1907 Rule)
Émile Cornellie,
Frédéric Bruynseels,
Florimond Cornellie
 Belgium
1st, gold medalist(s) (1919 Rule)
Andreas Brecke,
Paal Kaasen,
Ingolf Rød
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) (1907 Rule)
Einar Torgersen,
Leif Erichsen,
Andreas Knudsen
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) (1919 Rule)
Léon Huybrechts,
Charles van den Bussche,
John Klotz
 Belgium
3rd, bronze medalist(s) (1907 Rule)
Henrik Agersborg,
Einar Berntsen,
Trygve Pedersen
 Norway
← 1912
1924 →

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1920 Summer Olympics program in Ostend. Two type of 6 Metre classes were used. Four races were scheduled in each type. In total 18 sailors, on 6 boats, from 2 nation entered in the 6 Metre.

Race schedule[2][edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
6 Metre
Total gold medals 2

Course area[edit]

6 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.

6 Metre International Rule 1907[edit]

6 Metre insigna.png
Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Belgium Émile Cornellie Frédéric Bruynseels
Florimond Cornellie
Edelweiß 2 2 1 1 2 2 - - 5
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway Einar Torgersen Leif Erichsen
Andreas Knudsen
Marmi DNF 4 2 2 1 1 - - 7
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Norway Henrik Agersborg Einar Berntsen
Trygve Pedersen
Stella 1 1 4 4 4 4 1 1 10
4  Belgium Louis Depière Raymond Bauwens
Willy Valcke
Suzy 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 11

Legend: DNF – Did not finish;


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre (1907) during the 1920 Summer Olympics

6 Metre International Rule 1919[edit]

6 Metre insigna.png
Rank
Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Andreas Brecke Paal Kaasen
Ingolf Rød
Jo 1 1 1 1 2 2 4
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Belgium Léon Huybrechts Charles van den Bussche
John Klotz
Tan-Fe-Pah 2 2 2 2 1 1 5


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre (1919) during the 1920 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

  • Since the official documentation of the 1920 Summer Olympics was written in 1957 many facts did disappear in time.
  • Two type of 6 Metre classes were used. Those measured under the International Rule 1907 and one under the International Rule 1919.

Other information[edit]

Sailors[edit]

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

6 Metre sailors at the 1920 Olympic Games
Léon Huybrechts (BEL) 

Further reading[edit]

References[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". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.