Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre

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8 Metre[1]
at the Games of the X Olympiad
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Line drawing of the 8 Metre
Venue Los Angeles Harbor
Dates First race: August 5, 1932 (1932-08-05)
Last race: August 9, 1932 (1932-08-09)
Competitors 18 from 2 nations
Teams 2
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Owen Churchill, John Biby, Alphonse Burnand, Kenneth Carey, William Cooper, Pierpont Davis, Carl Dorsey, John Huettner, Richard Moore, Alan Morgan, Robert Sutton & Thomas Webster  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ronald Maitland, Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, George Gyles, Harry Jones & Hubert Wallace  Canada
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Sailing at the
 1932 Summer Olympics 
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Snowbird Open
Star Open
6 Metre Open
8 Metre Open

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics program in Los Angeles Harbor. Four races were scheduled plus possible tie breakers. 18 sailors, on 2 boats, from 2 nation competed.[2]

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Event competitions  ●  Final race
Date August
5th
Fri
6th
Sat
7th
Sun
8th
Mon
8 Metre
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

The courses had been well prepared. The marks were laid by the United States Lighthouse Service in the form of large Government. Visiting yachts were kept at a safe distance from the racing boats by the US Coast Guard. Tows were arranged by the US Navy to and from Los Angeles Harbor to the race area. The 8 Metre sailed outside the breakwater.

1932 Olympic Course Areas and Course Configurations
Open street map view of the current map of Los Angeles. Projected are the 1932 Olympic courses of the 8 Metre (Blue Area).
8 Metre course (8nm).
8 Metre course used (10nm).
8 Metre course used (8nm).
8 Metre course (6nm).

Weather conditions [3][edit]

The correct historic weather data for Los Angeles during the 8 Metre races can be obtained for about US$20.- at http://weather-warehouse.com/index.html.

Date Race Wind Wind direction Details
5-AUG-1932 1st Race Heavy W Wind.svg
6-AUG-1932 2nd Race Light SW Wind.svg Freshening to W Wind.svg
7-AUG-1932 3rd Race Fresh W Wind.svg Increased to 20 knots (10 m/s)
8-AUG-1932 4th Race 20 knots (10 m/s) W Wind.svg

Final results[1][edit]

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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)  United States Owen Churchill John Biby, Alphonse Burnand,
Kenneth Carey, William Cooper,
Pierpont Davis, Carl Dorsey,
John Huettner, Richard Moore,
Alan Morgan, Robert Sutton &
Thomas Webster
Angelita 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 8
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada Ronald Maitland Ernest Cribb
Peter Gordon
George Gyles
Harry Jones
Hubert Wallace
Santa Maria 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 4


Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 8 Metre during the 1932 Summer Olympics

Notes[edit]

  • For this event one yacht from each country, manned by a maximum of 6 amateurs (maximum number of substitutes 6) was allowed.[1]
  • This event was a gender independent event. However it turned out to be a man's only event.

Other information[edit]

During the Sailing regattas at the 1932 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the 8 Metre:

8 Metre victors at the 1932 Olympic Games

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (ed.) Browne, Francis Granger (1933). "Official Report of the Games of the X Olympiad" (PDF). Los Angeles: Xth Olympiade Committee of the Games of Los Angeles, U. S. A. 1932, LTD. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ The 1932 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ By transcribed by Barbara Beigel Vosbury (2006). "1932 Olympics Report" Check |url= value (help). ISCYRA. Retrieved 9 May 2015. [permanent dead link]