Water motorsports at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Class B
|Class B (<60 ft) motorboating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Competitors||4 from 1 nation|
|Water motorsports at the
1908 Summer Olympics
|Class A (open)||mixed|
|Class B (<60 ft)||mixed|
|Class C (6.5–8 m)||mixed|
The B class was held on 28 August, after the abortive first running of the open class. Again only two boats appeared at the starting line, Quicksilver and Gyrinus. Quicksilver became threatened by water coming in over the sides, abandoning the race. Gyrinus, a small boat with an extra crewman to bail water, was able to finish to make its crew the first Olympic champions in motorsports.
Bernard Boverton Redwood
Isaac Thomas Thornycroft
|–||Quicksilver||John Marshall Gorham||Great Britain||Did not finish|
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