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Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics program in Harmaja. Seven races were scheduled. 56 sailors, on 11 boats, from 11 nations competed.

6 Metre
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
1952 6 Metre Gold Medalists.jpg
Medalists
VenueHarmaja
DatesJuly 20–28
Competitors56 from 11 nations
Teams11
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Herman Whiton
Eric Ridder
Julian Roosevelt
John Morgan
Emelyn Whiton?[n 1]
Everard Endt
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Finn Ferner
Johan Ferner
Erik Heiberg
Carl Mortensen
Tor Arneberg
 Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ernst Westerlund
Paul Sjöberg
Ragnar Jansson
Jonas Konto
Rolf Turkka
 Finland
← 1948

ResultsEdit

 
Rank
Helmsman (Country) Crew Yachtname Race I Race II Race III Race IV Race V Race VI Race VII Total
Points
[n 2]
Total
-1
[n 3]
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
    Herman Whiton   (USA)

Julian Roosevelt  
Everard Endt  
John Morgan  
Eric Ridder  
Alternates:[n 1]
Emelyn Whiton[n 1]  
W. Gubelmann  
F. Merle-Smith  

Llanoria 4 540 9 188 1 1142 1 1142 8 239 3 665 1 1142 5058 4870
    Finn Ferner   (NOR) Tor Arneberg  
Johan Ferner  
Erik Heiberg  
Carl Mortensen  
Elisabeth X 1 1142 4 540 2 841 4 540 10 142 1 1142 5 443 4790 4648
    Ernst Westerlund   (FIN) Paul Sjöberg  
Ragnar Jansson  
Jonas Konto  
Rolf Turkka  
Ralia [n 4] 3 665 6 364 3 665 5 443 1 1142 DNS 0 3 665 3944 3944
4   Sven Salén   (SWE) Martin Hindorff  
Torsten Lord  
Lars Lundström  
Carl Robert Ameln  
May Be VII 2 841 DSQ 0 5 443 3 665 2 841 5 443 4 540 3773 3773
5   Enrique Sieburger, Sr.   (ARG) Rufino Rodríguez de la Torre  
Werner von Foerster  
Horacio Monti  
Hércules Morini  
Djinn 6 364 2 841 4 540 6 364 5 443 2 841 8 239 3632 3393
6   Louis Noverraz   (SUI) André Firmenich  
Charles Stern  
François Chapot  
Marcel Stern  
Ylliam VIII 9 188 1 1142 DNF 0 9 188 7 297 6 364 2 841 3020 3020
7   Bill Gooderham   (CAN) Ken Bradfield  
Bill Copeland  
Bill MacIntosh  
Rowan MacDonald  
Donald Tytler  
Trickson VI 8 239 3 665 DNF 0 2 841 3 665 8 239 6 364 3013 3013
8   Enrico Poggi   (ITA) Antonio Cosentino  
Pietro Reggio  
Giusto Spigno  
Andrea Ferrari  
Ciocca 5 443 5 443 7 297 7 297 4 540 4 540 7 297 2857 2560
9   Kenneth Preston   (GBR) Robert Steele  
Frank Murdoch  
Franklin Woodroffe  
Martin Sharp  
Titia 7 297 8 239 6 364 8 239 6 364 7 297 11 101 1901 1800
10   Wolfgang Elsner   (GER) Hans Kadelbach  
Paul-Heinrich Lange  
Götz von Mirbach  
Andreas Howaldt  
Nirwana 10 142 7 297 9 188 10 142 9 188 9 188 9 188 1333 1191
11   Nikolai Ermakov   (URS) Kirill Kozhevnikov  
Boris Lobashkov  
Nikolai Matveev  
Fyodor Shutkov  
Circe 11 101 10 142 8 239 11 101 11 101 10 142 10 142 968 867

DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified
  = Male,   = Female

Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1952 Summer Olympics

Daily standingsEdit

 
Graph showing the daily standings in the 6 Metre during the 1952 Summer Olympics

Conditions at HarmajaEdit

Of the total of three race area's only two were needed during the Olympics in Harmaja. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system.

Date Race Sky Wind direction Wind speed (m/s)
20-JUL-1952 I Grand yachting weather SW 6-7
21-JUL-1952 II Calm sea, later rain SW 1-2
later
6-7
22-JUL-1952 III Magnificent seas SW 10
23-JUL-1952 IV Shifty 3-4
26-JUL-1952 V Rainy SW 3-6
27-JUL-1952 VI SW 4-6
28-JUL-1952 VII Fine and sunny Shifty Light

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c The crew and alternates are from the U.S. Olympic Committee's report, which includes a photograph of "Messrs. Whiton, Ridder, Gubelmann, Roosevelt, and Mor­gan" at the medal ceremony, and omits Emelyn Whiton from its list of U.S. medalists.[1] The Helsinki Organizing Committee's report lists Emelyn Whiton as a participant, omitting Gubelmann and Merle-Smith altogether.[2]
  2. ^ The 1952 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ Total after applying discard.
  4. ^ The Finnish boat Ralia is the former Swedish boat Ali Baba.

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad (1955). Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad, Helsinki, 1952. Porvoo: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö. pp. 638–644.
  • Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
  • "Helsinki 1952". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Churchill, Owen P. (1952). "Yachting". 1952 United States Olympic Book. US Olympic Committee. pp. 238–239.
  2. ^ Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad 1955, p.642