Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Palace of the Le Havre Regatta Society, Le Havre
Date Started: August 2, 1900
Date Finished: August 2, 1900
Format: 40 nautical miles.
The 20+ tons class was decided by one straight race over 40 nautical miles (74 km). The field of four yachts was quite international with two British yachts, one American, and one French. The British yachts occupied the first two places. Selwin Calverley's 153-tonner "Brynhild" took the line honors but Cecil Quentin's 96-ton "Cicely" won on time adjustment and was awarded the Coupe international de l'Exposition universelle. The three top placed yachts came in within three minutes of adjusted time though their actual arrival spanned more than 50 minutes. American Harry Van Bergen sailed his 102-ton "Formosa" into third place.
Also entered was the German Max von Guilleaume, who had previously competed in equestrianism in the four-in-hand event. His yacht "Clara" would have been the largest at 181 tons.