Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: August 1, 1900
Date Finished: August 6, 1900
Format: Three races, results decided on overall points. Points were 10,9,8,… for each race.
The 10-20 tons event was the only 1900 Olympic event where the final placements were decided on the aggregate result of three separate races. Races were held on the 1st, 5th and 6th of August over a course of 22 nautical miles (41 km) off Le Havre. Six yachts competed, three each from France and the UK. The French “Estérel” with Émile Billard and Paul Perquer dominated the competition winning races one and three and placing second in race two. The “Quand-Même” with Jean, Duke Decazes took second, beating the British “Laurea” of Edward Hore by just one point. The respective placements were 2-3-3 against 3-1-6 (DNF).