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Mixed 8 metres

Sailing at the 1908 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Ryde Pier, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Date Started: July 27, 1908
Date Finished: July 29, 1908
Format: Placement by number of wins, followed by points awarded as 3-2-1 for first three places in each race. Three races, each over two circuits of a course in the Solent. Total distance, 16 miles

Gold: GBR Great Britain-1
Silver: SWE Sweden-1
Bronze: GBR Great Britain-2


The British boat Cobweb won the first two races, clinching the gold medal. Some controversy concerns the make-up of the 3rd-place crew of the boat Sorais, owned by the Duchess of Westminster. Some sources indicate that she was a passenger on the boat during the races, while in his report on the yacht races, published 27 February 1909, Charles Newton-Robinson, the Yachting Racing Association representative on the British Olympic Council, refers to the Duchess as "the pilot."

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal W PTS
1 Cobweb-1 GBR Gold 2 6
2 Vinga-1 SWE Silver 1 3
3 Sorais-2 GBR Bronze 0 5
4 Fram NOR 0 4
5 Saga-2 SWE 0 0