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Sailing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Mixed 6 metres

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): , Zuiderzee
Date Started: August 2, 1928
Date Finished: August 9, 1928
Format: Seven races, with the first four preliminary. After four races, yachts are eliminated that have not placed in the top three in any of the four preliminary races. Final placements determined by a majority ordinal system.

Gold: NOR Norway
Silver: DEN Denmark
Bronze: EST Estonia

Summary

The Norwegian entry, the “Norna”, was skippered by Johan Anker who was a famous yacht designer in addition to having been one of the world’s leading sailors for most of the century. Anker returned to the Olympic arena for the first time in 16 years at the age of 57 at the helm of a boat whose crew included his son Erik Anker and the future King Olav V of Norway (then known as Crown Prince Olav. Norway won three of the first four races to virtually assure themselves of the gold medals at the halfway point of the event and, with no other boat recording more than a single win prior to the last race, could afford to watch the final action from dry land. Denmark had made little impression for most of the competition but two wins in the last two races meant that, under the scoring system used in 1928, they went home with silver with Estonia winning a rare sailing medal behind them in third.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal MO
1 Norna NOR Gold 3 1sts
2 Hi-Hi DEN Silver 2 1sts
3 Tutti V EST Bronze 1 1st, 1 2nd
4 Kemphaan NED 1 1st, 1 4th
5 Ubu BEL 2 2nds
6 Frieda USA 1 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 4th
7 Ingegerd SWE 1 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 5th
8 Cupidon Viking FRA 2 4ths
9 Pan GER 1 5th
10 Twins II ITA 1 6th
11 Hungaria HUN 1 7th
12 Camelia POR 1 8th
13 Fruits ESP 1 10th