Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Monotype
The French National Monotype was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1924 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. A program of elimination and semi-finals and, where needed, sail-offs were scheduled. 17 sailors from 17 nation competed using eight boats The eight boats were provided by the French Olympic Committee. A rotation scheme was used to accommodate all 17 sailors. The sails were swapped so that every sailor used the same sail number every time. The windvane on top of the mast was in the colors of the sailor's national flag.
|French National Monotype 1924|
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
|Dates||First race: 10 July 1924|
Last race: 13 July 1924
|Competitors||17 from 17 nations|
In this class a total of 17 competitors participated. The France Olympic Committee had made available a total of 8 mostly identical boats. So here the fleet was divided in two flights of eight. In each elimination series one country was exempt and was automatically qualified for the semi final. Per flight the best two boats earned a place in the semi final. Finally a sail off was held for the places 2–4.
|●||Elimination serie (E)||●||Semi-finals (SF) and Sail-off (SO)|
|French National Monotype 1924||E1||E2||SF1||SF2|
|Total gold medals||1|
Course area and course configurationEdit
|Date||Race||Course||Wind speed||Wind direction||Start|
|10-JUL-1924||1st Elimination series||Short 2x||Light breeze||14:30 and 14:45|
|11-JUL-1924||2nd Elimination series||Short 2x||Light breeze||15:40 and 15:55|
|12-JUL-1924||1st Semi-final||Short 3x||Gentle breeze||14:30|
|13-JUL-1924||2nd Semi-final||Short 3x||Moderate breeze||14:00|
|Sail-off||Short 2x||Moderate breeze||16:30|
For the elimination series four poules were formed:
|Argentina (ARG)||France (FRA)||Denmark (DEN)||Canada (CAN)|
|Belgium (BEL)||Monaco (MON)||Spain (ESP)||Finland (FIN)|
|Great Britain (GBR)||Norway (NOR)||South Africa (RSA)||Poland (POL)|
|Netherlands (NED)||Switzerland (SUI)||Czechoslovakia (TCH)||Portugal (POR)|
|1st||A – B||C – D||Portugal (POR)|
|2nd||A – C||B – D||Sweden (SWE)|
Competitors who scored a first or a second place in the elimination series or were exempt in one of the races were qualified (Q) for the semi-finals.
|Pos||Sail No.||Sailor||Nationality||Qual. Race AA||Qual. Race AB||Qual. Race BA||Qual. Race BB||Final Race 1||Final Race 2||Total|
|1||5||Léon Huybrechts||Belgium||Q2||1:58:26||::||DSQ (C)||1:01:32||::||1||1:32:4||1||1||1:45:47||1||2|
|3||28||Hans Erik Dittmar||Finland||Q1||1:58:35||::||::||Q2||2:05:27||5||1:44:58||5||3||1:47:39||3||8|
|4||22||Santiago Amat Cansino||Spain||::||Q2||1:57:4||4||2:19:54||::||4||1:41:27||4||4||1:48:20||4||8|
|5||36||Johan Hin||Netherlands||RET (M)||::||::||Q1||1:58:39||::||DSQ (M)||1:42:13||8||2||1:45:51||2||10|
|7||16||Harold Fowler||Great Britain||4||2:02:40||::||Q2||2:08:15||::||6||1:48:9||6||6||1:52:30||6||12|
|9||26||Rupert Ellis-Brown||South Africa||::||3||1:57:25||5||2:22:14||::||::||::|
|9||4||Eduard Bürgmeister||Czech Republic||::||7||2:02:26||6||2:31:35||::||::||::|
|9||1||Aage Høy Pedersen||Denmark||::||ABN||::-||7||2:31:44||::||::||::|
RET (M) Hit Mark
DSQ (M) Hit Mark
DSQ (C) Collision
Since Norway won from Finland and Finland from Spain in the first semi final and since Finland won from Spain and Spain from Norway in the second semi final there was a tie between those countries. This tie was broken by a Sail-off (Race 5).
During the Sailing regattas at the 1924 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:
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- 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.
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
"Paris 1924". Olympics.com. International Olympic Committee.