Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – 8 Metre

8 Metre[1]
at the Games of the IX Olympiad

Line drawing of the 8 Metre

Venue
Zuiderzee

Dates
First race: August 2, 1928 (1928-08-02)
Last race: August 9, 1928 (1928-08-09)

Competitors
43 Male and
2 Female from 8 nations

Teams
8

Medalists

01 !

Donatien Bouché; André Derrien;
Virginie Hériot; André Lesauvage;
Jean Lesieur;Carl de la Sablière
 France

02 !

Johannes van Hoolwerff; Lambertus Doedes;
Henk Kersken; Maarten de Wit;
Cornelis van Staveren; Gerard de Vries Lentsch
 Netherlands

03 !

Clarence Hammar; Tore Holm;
Carl Sandblom; John Sandblom;
Philip Sandblom; Wilhelm Törsleff
 Sweden

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Sailing at the
 1928 Summer Olympics 

12′ Dinghy

Open

6 Metre

Open

8 Metre

Open

The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics program in Amsterdam. Seven races were scheduled. 45 sailors, on 8 boats, from 8 nations competed.

Contents

1 Race schedule[1]
2 Course area and course configuration[1]
3 Weather conditions [2]
4 Results[3]

4.1 Final results[4]

5 Daily standings
6 Notes

6.1 Maximum number of entrants[1]

7 Other information
8 Further reading
9 References

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ● 
Event competitions
 ● 
Event finals

Date
August

2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
6th
Mon
7th
Tue
8th
Wed
9th

8 Metre




Spare
day


Total gold medals

1

Course area and course configuration[1][edit]
For the 8 Metre the used courses were about 5 nm out of the locks, East of the Isle of Marken on the Zuiderzee.
At that time the Zuiderzee had an open connection with the North Sea. The sea water was salt or at best brackish. Waves could be steep and short due to the shallow waters.

1928 Olympic Course Areas

Course area and courses for the 8 Metre

Weather conditions [2][edit]

Date
Race
Wind speed
Wind direction

2-AUG-1928
1st Race
7 knots (3.6 m/s) –
10 knots (5.1 m/s)

3-AUG-1928
2nd Race
8 knots (4.1 m/s) –
11 knots (5.7 m/s)

4-AUG-1928
3rd Race
11 knots (5.7 m/s) –
17 knots (8.7 m/s)

5-AUG-1928
4th Race
13 knots (6.7 m/s) –
21 knots (11 m/s)

7-AUG-1928
5th Race
8 knots (4.1 m/s) –
11 knots (5.7 m/s)

8-AUG-1928
6th Race
10 knots (5.1 m/s) –
13 knots (6.7 m/s)

9-AUG-1928
7th Race
10 knots (5.1 m/s) –
15 knots (7.7 m/s)

Results[3][edi