Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 5, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Format: Eleven races. Point system scoring, with yachts scoring one point for finishing a race and one point for each yacht defeated in the race.
|Gold:||Jacques Baptiste Lebrun|
The Snowbird class for one-hand dinghies was also called the Olympic Monotype class. The organization provided the boats which were exchanged among the 11 participants every day. A sailor who was ill could be replaced by a substitute. The dimensions of the Snowbird boats was as follows\: length 3.35 meters, width 1.44 meters, sail area 20.17 square meters, weight 450 kg, draft 0.31 meters. The class mark was an "S". Snowbirds were designed around 1921 by Tom Broadway.
From the second race to the penultimate one Dutchman Bob Maas was in the lead, but in the last race the Frenchman Jacques Baptiste Lebrun overtook him when Maas finished only ninth, although it did not initially appear that way. Lebrun had been disqualified in the ninth race, after initially placing fourth. But at the end of the regatta he protested that decision and it was upheld, giving him eight extra points and moving him ahead of Maas in the final standings. The German Edgar Behr probably would have won the bronze medal, if he had not been disqualified in the first race of the final day, allowing Spaniard Santiago Amat to win bronze.
During World War II Lebrun became famous in the art world when he hid many of the art treasures in the Louvre, saving them from the Nazis.
|1||Jacques Baptiste Lebrun||21||France||FRA||Gold||87|
|6||Colin Ratsey||26||Great Britain||GBR||69|
|7||Charles Lyon||17||United States||USA||66|
|7||Joseph Jessop||34||United States||USA||66|
|11||Cecil Goodricke||49||South Africa||RSA||12|