Water motorsports at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Class C

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Class C (6.5–8 m) motorboating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Southampton Water
Date August 29
Competitors 5 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Gyrinus  Great Britain
Water motorsports at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Water motorsports pictogram.svg
Class A (open)   mixed
Class B (<60 ft)   mixed
Class C (6.5–8 m)   mixed

The Class C (6.5 to 8 metres) was one of three motorboating classes contested on the Water motorsports at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.

The first race of 29 August was the small class of boats. Gyrinus, which had won the B class the day before, appeared again. This time her competition was Sea Dog. Again, however, Gyrinus was the only boat to finish, as Sea Dog experienced engine problems and had to be towed off the course.


Place Boat Boaters Nation Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Gyrinus John Field-Richards
Bernard Boverton Redwood
Isaac Thomas Thornycroft
 Great Britain Unknown
Sea Dog Thomas Weston
Warwick Wright
 Great Britain Did not finish