Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Paris Sailing Circle, Meulan
Date Started: May 22, 1900
Date Finished: May 22, 1900
Format: 19 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, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours dâHonneur, the competing yachts in these three events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.
Six yachts entered Race One of the 1-2 ton class over a course of 19 km course, which consisted of one long and two short rounds). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The winner was the only foreign yacht, the âLerinaâ from Switzerland. The crew consisted of the [Count] and [Countess de PourtalÃ¨s] and their nephew [Bernard]. At the helm of the second placed boat âMarthaâ was [FranÃ§ois Vilamitjana], a French sailor of Spanish descent. While the distance between the first and second placed yachts was only 2 minutes, the third placed âNina Claireâ â also from France â was more than 9 minutes behind âMartha.â