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[1]
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Monotype national (dinghy).svg
Line drawing of the French National Monotype 1924
VenueFrance, Meulan
DatesFirst race: 10 July 1924 (1924-07-10)
Last race: 13 July 1924 (1924-07-13)
Competitors17 from 17 nations
Teams17
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Léon Huybrechts  Belgium
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Henrik Robert  Norway
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hans Dittmar  Finland

Race schedule[1]Edit

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)
Date July
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
Meulan
French National Monotype 1924 E1 E2 SF1 SF2
SO
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configurationEdit

1924 Olympic Course Area Meulan
Courses at Plan du Bassin du Meulan les Mureaux
A: Start and Finish
B: Mark long course 4.0 nautical miles (7.4 km)
C: Mark short course 1.6 nautical miles (3.0 km)

Weather conditionsEdit

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

Results[2]Edit

PoulesEdit

For the elimination series four poules were formed:

A B C D
  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)
  Sweden (SWE)

Elimination seriesEdit

Series Red Blue Exempt
1st A – B C – D   Portugal (POR)
2nd A – C B – D   Sweden (SWE)

Final results[2]Edit

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
Pos. hr:mm:sec Pos. hr:mm:sec Pos. hr:mm:sec Pos. hr:mm:sec Pos. hr:mm:sec Pts hr:mm:Pos. sec Pts
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
2 10 Henrik Robert     Norway :: Q1 1:55:56 :: 4 2:12:39 2 1:35:3 2 4 1:49:52 5 7
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
6 21 Clarence Hammar     Sweden E3 2:01:12 :: :: :: 3 1:36:32 3 8 1:48:36 8 11
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
8 7 Frederico Burnay     Portugal :: :: :: Q1 2:02:03 ABN :: 8 7 2:05:42 7 15
9 3 Bernardo Milhas     Argentina 5 2:3:15 :: 3 2:19:1 :: :: ::
9 26 Rupert Ellis-Brown     South Africa :: 3 1:57:25 5 2:22:14 :: :: ::
9 8 Ella Maillart   Switzerland :: 5 1:59:50 :: 3 2:10:30 :: ::
9 11 André Michelet     France :: 4 1:59:10 :: 5 2:13:34 :: ::
9 21 Edward Bryzemejster     Poland 6 2:5:10 :: :: 6 2:16:37 :: ::
9 4 Eduard Bürgmeister     Czech Republic :: 7 2:02:26 6 2:31:35 :: :: ::
9 12 Norm Robertson     Canada 7 2:05:30 :: :: 7 2:17:30 :: ::
9 34 Émile Barral     Monaco :: 6 2:01:31 :: ABN ::- :: ::
9 1 Aage Høy Pedersen     Denmark :: ABN ::- 7 2:31:44 :: :: ::

RET (M) Hit Mark
DSQ (M) Hit Mark
DSQ (C) Collision
ABN Abandonend

Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the French National Monotype during the 1924 Summer Olympics

NotesEdit

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).[1]

Other informationEdit

SailorsEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ a b "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2015.

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"Paris 1924". Olympics.com. International Olympic Committee.