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Paris 1900

Paris 1900

Opening Date

14 May 1900

Closing Date

28 Oct 1900

Country of the host city

France

Candidate cities

None

Information

Some 32 boats in six classes contested the Olympic sailing regatta, or was it 49 yachts in five classes? The entries and the results are not clear-cut.

"In common with other sports at the 1900 Games the yachting results are varied, incomplete and contradictory," concluded Ian Buchanan, president of the International Association of Olympic Historians who, with Swede Tore Widlund, ploughed through contemporary accounts in French, German and British periodicals. The racing was split between the River Seine at Meulan, some 30km downstream from Paris, and where the Seine disgorged into La Manche, at Le Havre. All competitors were required to participate in a Concourse d'Honneur on May 20th at Meulan but only seven finished inside the time limit. Two, Mamie and Carabinier were disqualified for "using other means of propulsion than sail."

The classes were determined under the Thames Tonnage Rules with the 10-20 and Over 20 Ton classes competing on the coast. In fact the big boats just had one race to determine their medal while the smaller classes on the Seine at Meulan had two separate races with medal winners in each. This is one reason for the inconsistent results because some sources have aggregated the two races in the modern style as an overall series score.

Prize money was on offer: FF1500 for Race 1 in the 3-10 Ton Class, rising to FF2000 in Race 2- substantial sums. The Linton Hope designed ½ Ton Scotia was sailed by Britons Lorne Currie and J H Gretton not only won her class but an Open competition too. So Scotia won two gold in one Games! Count Hermann de Pourtales of Switzerland, winner in the 1-2 Ton class, was the oldest sailor at 53, whilst his wife Countess Helen was the oldest woman in any sport aged 33.

ISAF Olympic News
Olympics - Regatta page - History - 1900
Introduction
Regatta Details
Start Date20 May 1900
End Date27 May 1900
ISAF IDFRA190005IWO
VenueMeulan and Le Havre
CountryFrance
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Events
DisciplineTypeClassGradeResults
Fleet racing Open 0.5 - 1 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open 0.5 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open 1 - 2 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open 10 - 20 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open 2 - 3 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open 3 - 10 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule 200 view
Fleet racing Open Open Class 200 view
1900 Paris Olympic Games Sailing Competition20 May 1900 - 27 May 1900
3 - 10 Ton Under the Thames Measurement Rule - Open - Overall Results
 
PosNationSail NumberCrewRacePoints
TotalNet
1GBRn/a
2FRAn/a
3USAn/a
4FRAn/a
5NEDn/a


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2
Medal Tally
Medallists
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