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Sailing at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Mixed 6 metres

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Torbay, Torquay
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 12, 1948
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: ARG Argentina
Bronze: SWE Sweden

Summary

This was the next-to-last appearance on the Olympic Program for the 6-metre class, which had débuted at the 1908 Olympics and been held continuously since. The event was raced on a 14 nautical mile (26 km) course, which was well offshore. The American boat, Llanoria, skippered by [Herman Whiton], won the gold medal, although it was pushed in the final race by the Argentine boat Djinn, helmed by [Enrique Sieburger, Sr.]. Whiton and Llanoria would return in 1952 and defend their title, although the crew members were different.

The bronze medal helmsman, Sweden’s [Tore Holm], was making his fifth Olympic appearance, having won a gold medal in this event in 1932 and in the 40 m2 event in 1920, and a bronze medal in the 1928 8-metre class. The fourth-place helmsman, [Magnus Konow] of Norway, was making his sixth, and final, Olympic appearance, in an Olympic career that began in 1908, and saw him win gold medals in the 1912 12-metre class and the 1920 8-metre class.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Llanoria USA Gold 5,472
2 Djinn ARG Silver 5,120
3 Ali-Baba II SWE Bronze 4,033
4 Apache NOR 3,217
5 Johan GBR 2,879
6 Lalage BEL 2,752
7 Ylliam VII SUI 2,594
8 Ciocca II ITA 2,099
9 Raili FIN 1,691
10 Morena DEN 1,648
11 LaBandera FRA 1,280