Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – 12 Metre


The 12 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 27 sailors, on 3 boats, from 3 nations entered.

12-Metre[1]
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Line drawing of the 12-Metre
VenueNynäshamn
DatesFirst race: 20 July 1912 (1912-07-20)
Last race: 21 July 1912 (1912-07-21)
Competitors27 from 3 nations
Teams3
Medalists
Johan Anker, Nils Bertelsen, Eilert Falch-Lund, Halfdan Hansen, Magnus Konow, Arnfinn Heje, Alfred Larsen, Petter Larsen, Christian Staib, Carl Thaulow  Norway
Nils Persson, Per Bergman, Dick Bergström, Kurt Bergström, Hugo Clason, Folke Johnson, Sigurd Kander, Ivan Lamby, Erik Lindqvist, Hugo Sällström  Sweden
Ernst Krogius, Ferdinand Alfthan, Pekka Hartvall, Jarl Hulldén, Sigurd Juslén, Eino Sandelin, Johan Silén  Finland
 1908
1920 

Race schedule[1]


  Opening ceremony  Event competitions  Tie breakers  Closing ceremony
Date July
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
12-Metre International races
Total gold medals1
Ceremonies

Course area and course configuration


For the 12-Metre Course A was used.[1]

1912 Olympic Course Area & courses

Weather conditions[1]


DateRaceDeiscriptionWind speedWind directionStart
20-JUL-19121Beautiful weather with a light easterly breeze.5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
9 knots (17 km/h)
11:00
21-JUL-19122Only a light breeze was blowing in the morning.4 knots (7.4 km/h) -
6 knots (11 km/h)
11:00

Final results[2][3]


The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

RankCountryHelmsmanCrewBoat Race 1Race 2
Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.
1  Norway Johan Anker Nils Bertelsen
Eilert Falch-Lund
Halfdan Hansen
Magnus Konow
Arnfinn Heje
Alfred Larsen
Petter Larsen
Christian Staib
Carl Thaulow
Magda IX3:17:1773:32:007
2  Sweden Nils Persson Per Bergman
Dick Bergström
Kurt Bergström
Hugo Clason
Folke Johnson
Sigurd Kander
Ivan Lamby
Erik Lindqvist
Hugo Sällström
Erna Signe3:24:1333:48:063
3  Finland Ernst Krogius Ferdinand Alfthan
Pekka Hartvall
Jarl Hulldén
Sigurd Juslén
Eino Sandelin
Johan Silén
Heatherbell3:25:4513:48:551

Daily standings


Graph showing the daily standings in the 12 Metre during the 1912 Summer Olympics

Notes


Other information


Prizes

The following Commemorative Plaque were handed out by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club to the owners of:

  1. Magda IX: Alfred Larsen
  2. Erna Signe: Nils Persson
  3. Heatherbell: Ernst Krogius

Further reading


  • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

References


  1. The Swedish Olympic Committee (1913). Erik Bergvall (ed.). The Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912 - Official Report (PDF). Wahlström & Widstrand. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

"Stockholm 1912". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.