Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – 12' Dinghy


The 12' Dinghy was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics program in Amsterdam. A combination of Preliminary series and final series were scheduled. 23 sailors from 20 nations competed on twelve 12' Dinghies that were supplied by the Royal Dutch Yachting Union (Koninklijke Verbonden Nederlandsche Watersport Vereenigingen).

12' Dinghy[1]
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Line drawing of the 12' Dinghy
VenueBuiten Y
DatesFirst race: 2 August 1928 (1928-08-02)
Last race: 8 August 1928 (1928-08-08)
Competitors23 Male from 20 nations
Teams20
Medalists
Sven Thorell  Sweden
Henrik Robert  Norway
Bertil Broman  Finland
 1920

Race schedule[1]

  Event competitions  Event finals
Date August
2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
6th
Mon
7th
Tue
8th
12' Dinghy 1 - 10
11 - 20
Odd
Even
1 - 10
11 - 20
Odd
Even
Spare
day
●● ●●
Total gold medals1

Course area and course configuration[1]

For the 12' Dinghy the courses were just outside the locks on the buiten Y in front of Durgerdam.

At that time the Zuiderzee had an open connection with the North Sea. The sea water was salt or at best brackish.

1928 Olympic Course Areas
Course area and course for the 12' Dinghy

Weather conditions [2]

DateRaceWind speedWind direction
2-AUG-19281st race 1 - 10
2nd race 11 - 20
7 knots (3.6 m/s) -
10 knots (5.1 m/s)
3-AUG-19281st race odd
2nd race even
8 knots (4.1 m/s) -
11 knots (5.7 m/s)
4-AUG-19281st race 1 - 10
2nd race 11 - 20
11 knots (5.7 m/s) -
17 knots (8.7 m/s)
5-AUG-19281st race odd
2nd race even
13 knots (6.7 m/s) -
21 knots (11 m/s)
7-AUG-19282 contests8 knots (4.1 m/s) -
11 knots (5.7 m/s)
8-AUG-19282 contests10 knots (5.1 m/s) -
13 knots (6.7 m/s)

Results[3]

The 1928 Olympic scoring system was used.

Boat assignments

The dinghies sails were assigned as follows:

Dinghy number
(1–10)
CountryDinghy number
(11–20)
CountryCategory
1 Denmark (DEN)11 Sweden (SWE)Odd
2 South Africa (RSA)12 Czechoslovakia (TCH)Even
3 Norway (NOR)13 Switzerland (SUI)Odd
4 Monaco (MON)14 Great Britain (GBR)Even
5 Germany (GER)15 Belgium (BEL)Odd
6 Italy (ITA)16 United States (USA)Even
7 Spain (ESP)17 Austria (AUT)Odd
8 France (FRA)18 Finland (FIN)Even
9 Hungary (HUN)19 Latvia (LAT)Odd
10 Poland (POL)20 Netherlands (NED)Even

Final results[4]

RankCountryHelmsmanSail No. Race 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7Race 8Total
Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.Pos.Pts.
 Sweden Sven Thorell11661111221133112210
4 x 1st
 Norway Henrik Robert3115535112211443312
3 x 1st
 Finland Bertil Broman1811221010113399226614
2 x 1st
2 x 2nd
4  Netherlands Willem de Vries Lentsch204411RET10227766551117
2 x 1st
1 x 2nd
5  Germany Egon Beyn533221133444466779
1 x 1st
6  Italy Tito Nordio655442233RET1022335514
2 x 2nd
7  Denmark Jacob Andersen1224444445588DNS10DNS1014
1 x 2nd
2 x 4th
8  Great Britain Gordon Fowler
Harold Gaydon
14
5

5

6

6
22556655DSQ[5]84418
1 x 2nd
1 x 4th
9  United States Manfred Curry1633553344RET1077DNS10DNS1015
2 x 3rd
10  Latvia Kurts Klāsens1977335588881010778823
1 x 3rd
11  Hungary Raul Uhl1144RET[6]105555        24
12  Belgium Léon Huybrechts1522RET1044DSQ[5]9        25
13  Switzerland Henri Fivaz138877RDGa[7]766        28
14  Spain Santiago Amat Cansino76666DNS1077        29
15  South Africa Rupert Ellis-Brown27733DNS10DNS10        30
16  France Charles Laverne
Louis Pauly
8RET1077RET7
6

6
        30
17  Poland Adam Wolff
Władysław Krzyżanowski
108888
DNS

10

7

7
        33
18  Czechoslovakia Rudolf Winter121010RET106688        34
19  Austria Robert Johanny1799RET10RET10DNS10        39
20  Monaco Emile Barral4RET10WDR10DNS10DNS10        40

    Legend: DNS – Did not start; DSQ – Disqualified; RDGa – Redress given with average points; RET – Retired; WDR – Withdrew;

    Daily standings

    Graph showing the daily standings in the 12' Dinghy during the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Notes

    • For this event one yacht from each country, manned by 1 amateur maximum (maximum number of substitutes 1) was allowed.[1]
    • This event was a gender independent event. However it turned out to be a man's only event.

    Other information

    During the Sailing regattas at the 1928 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes:

    Further reading

    • "Digital Library Collection (Official Olympic Reports 1896 - 2008)". Digital Library Collection at la84.org. la84foundation. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
    • "Sailing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:Mixed One Person Dinghy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 March 2015.

    References

    1. (ed.) G. van Rossum (1928). The Ninth Olympiad Amsterdam 1928:Official Report (PDF). Amsterdam: The Netherlands Olympic Committee. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
    2. "Daggegevens van het weer in Nederland". KNMI. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
    3. "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
    4. "Note:". If it is not clear from other sources, it is assumed that the first person mentioned in the crewlist of the official report is the helmsmen.
    5. "Note:". Bumped No. 3 (Norway)
    6. "Note:". Capsized
    7. "Note:". Damaged through no fault of contestant, so that he was allowed the average number of points gained or still to be gained in the remaining preliminary contests.