Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

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6 Metre[1]
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
6mR 1919.svg
Line drawing of the 6 Metre
Venue France, Le Havre
Dates First race: 21 July 1924 (1924-07-21)
Last race: 26 July 1924 (1924-07-26)
Competitors 27 from 9 nations
Teams 9
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Anders Lundgren
Christopher Dahl
Eugen Lunde
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vilhelm Vett
Knud Degn
Christian Nielsen
 Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Johan Carp
Anthonij Guépin
Jan Vreede
 Netherlands
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1928 →
Sailing at the
 1924 Summer Olympics 
Sailing pictogram.svg
French National Monotype 1924 Open
6 Metre Open
8 Metre Open

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Le Havre. A program of matches and semi-finals were scheduled. In case of a tie sail-off's would be held. 27 sailors, on 9 boats from 9 nations competed.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Elimination serie (E)  ●  Semi-finals (SF)
Date July
21
Mon
22
Tue
23
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
Le Havre
6 Metre M1 M2 M3 Spare
day
SF1 SF2
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

1924 Olympic Course Area for the 6 Metre off the coast of Le Havre
6 Metre Course at Le Havre
SRdH: La Société des Régates du Havre
A: Start and Finish
B, C D: Marks
10 nautical miles (19 km)

Weather conditions [1][edit]

Date Race Wind speed Wind direction Start
21-JUL-1924 1st Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) - 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) NNW Wind.svg 14:14
22-JUL-1924 2nd Match 1 metre per second (1.9 kn) - 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) NW Wind.svg 14:15
23-JUL-1924 3rd Match 4 metres per second (7.8 kn) WNW Wind.svg 15:00
25-JUL-1924 1st Semi-final 9 metres per second (17 kn) W Wind.svg 15:00
26-JUL-1924 2nd Semi-final 5 metres per second (9.7 kn) NNW Wind.svg 15:15

Results[2][edit]

Final results[3][edit]

Competitors who scored a first or a second place in the matches were qualified (Q) for the semi-finals.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Sail № Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1st, gold medalist(s)  Norway Anders Lundgren Christopher Dahl
Eugen Lunde
N.13 Elisabeth V 3   1 Q 1 Q 1 1 1 1 2
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Denmark Vilhelm Vett Knud Degn
Christian Nielsen
D.22 Bonzo 1 Q 2 Q RET   3 3 2 2 5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands Johan Carp Anthonij Guépin
Jan Vreede
H.2 Willem-Six 2 Q RET   2 Q 2 2 3 3 5
4  Sweden Nils Rinman Magnus Hellström
Olle Rinman
S.5 Aloha II 4 4 4 4 4 4         12
5  Belgium Léon Huybrechts John Klotz
Léopold Standaert
B.3 Ciss 6 6 7 7 3 3         16
5  France Edmond Moussié Georges Herpin
Henri Louit
F.70 Sandra 8 8 3 3 5 5         16
 Italy Carlo Nasi Cencio Massola
Roberto Moscatelli
I.30 Mebi 5 5 5 5 RET 8         18
 Spain Arturo Mas Santiago Amat
Pedro Pi
E.8 Alnolgavar 7 7 6 6 RET 8         21
 Cuba Enrique Conill Pedro Cisneros
Antonio Saavedra
C.4 Hatuey RET 9 8 4 DNS 9         26

Legend: DNS – Did not start; RET – Retired;


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1924 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

In the 6 Metre each boat has a specific design that have to stay within certain formula. The outcome of the formula must be less than 6 Metre. During these Olympic races boats were used of the following designers:

Country Sailnumber Designer
 Norway N.13 Bjarne Aas
 Denmark D.22 William Fife
 Netherlands H.2 William Fife
 Sweden S.5 Axel Nygren
 Belgium B.3 William Fife
 France F.70 Morgan Morgan-Giles
 Italy I.30 Francesco Giovanelli
 Spain E.8 Anker & Jensen
 Cuba C.4 Arbaut
William Fife III 

Other information[edit]

Joop Carp

During the Sailing regattas at the 1924 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Les Jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924:rapport official (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie de France: Comité Olympique Français. 1924. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ La Société des Régates du Havre. "La Société des Régates du Havre historique 1900 - 1950". Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

"Paris 1924". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.