Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 24, 1900
Date Finished: May 24, 1900
Format: 15 km.
After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, ½-1 ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these four events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.
Race One of the ½-1 Ton Class saw 16 yachts at the starting line of a 15 km course (one short and one long round). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The field included the “Scotia” from Great Britain with [Algernon Maudslay] and the German “Aschenbrödel” with [Paul Wiesner] at the helm, who had already placed first and second in the Concours d’Honneur.
In this race, “Aschenbrödel” initially placed first but was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight allowed by 41 kg. They lost their prizes and had to compete in a higher class in Race Two. “Sidi-Fekkar” from France was also disqualified for receiving assistance. Of the other contenders, the “Scotia” was the superior boat again, winning by almost 10 minutes. The French yachts “Crabe II” and “Scamasaxe” came in second and third.
|5||Pierre et Jean-4||FRA||3-52:44||3-35:19||17:25|
|AC||Pierre et Jean-4||FRA||DNF|