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Sailing at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Mixed 8 metres

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Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Royal Swedish Sailing Society, Nynäshamn
Date Started: July 20, 1912
Date Finished: July 22, 1912
Format: Points for first three places as follows: 1st - 7; 2nd - 3; 3rd - 1; maximum of five sailors per boat. Distance: 21.3 nautical miles.

Gold: NOR Norway
Silver: SWE Sweden-1
Bronze: FIN Finland-1

Summary

In this class it was easy to make a decision, as the Norwegian yacht “Taifun” won both races comfortably. In the first race, “Taifun” took an early lead but was passed by “Sans Atout,” which led most of the way. After both boats put up their spinnakers the “Taifun” managed to creep past the Swedish boat and won narrowly. In the second race, “Taifun” got a very good start, closely followed by “Lucky Girl” and “Örn.” Later the Russian boat “Norman” took the lead but had a man overboard in setting the spinnaker and lost their chance. “Taifun” went in front again and won in light winds. The battle for second and third place was very close. “Sans Atout” from Sweden was second in the first round and fourth in the second, achieving three points. “Lucky Girl” from Finland finished fifth and second getting the same number of points. The Finnish boat “Örn” came in on third place twice and finished a thankless overall fourth place with two points. In the sail-off for the silver medal “Sans Atout” won by almost one minute, after a fierce struggle, with the lead alternating a few times.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Taifun NOR Gold 14
2 Sans Atout-1 SWE Silver 3
3 Lucky Girl-1 FIN Bronze 3
4 Örn-2 FIN 2
5T Norman-1 RUS 0
5T K.S.S.S. 1912-2 SWE 0
5T Bylina-2 RUS 0