Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 24, 1900
Date Finished: May 24, 1900
Format: 15 km.
After a break of one day after the opening Concours dâHonneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than Â½ ton, Â½-1 ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours dâHonneur, the competing yachts in these four events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.
Race One of the Â½-1 Ton Class saw 16 yachts at the starting line of a 15 km course (one short and one long round). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The field included the âScotiaâ from Great Britain with [Algernon Maudslay] and the German âAschenbrÃ¶delâ with [Paul Wiesner] at the helm, who had already placed first and second in the Concours dâHonneur.
In this race, âAschenbrÃ¶delâ initially placed first but was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight allowed by 41 kg. They lost their prizes and had to compete in a higher class in Race Two. âSidi-Fekkarâ from France was also disqualified for receiving assistance. Of the other contenders, the âScotiaâ was the superior boat again, winning by almost 10 minutes. The French yachts âCrabe IIâ and âScamasaxeâ came in second and third.
|5||Pierre et Jean-4||FRA||3-52:44||3-35:19||17:25|
|AC||Pierre et Jean-4||FRA||DNF|