Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Royal Swedish Sailing Society, NynÃ¤shamn
Date Started: July 20, 1912
Date Finished: July 22, 1912
Format: Points for first three places as follows: 1st - 7; 2nd - 3; 3rd - 1; maximum of five sailors per boat. Distance: 21.3 nautical miles.
In this class it was easy to make a decision, as the Norwegian yacht âTaifunâ won both races comfortably. In the first race, âTaifunâ took an early lead but was passed by âSans Atout,â which led most of the way. After both boats put up their spinnakers the âTaifunâ managed to creep past the Swedish boat and won narrowly. In the second race, âTaifunâ got a very good start, closely followed by âLucky Girlâ and âÃrn.â Later the Russian boat âNormanâ took the lead but had a man overboard in setting the spinnaker and lost their chance. âTaifunâ went in front again and won in light winds. The battle for second and third place was very close. âSans Atoutâ from Sweden was second in the first round and fourth in the second, achieving three points. âLucky Girlâ from Finland finished fifth and second getting the same number of points. The Finnish boat âÃrnâ came in on third place twice and finished a thankless overall fourth place with two points. In the sail-off for the silver medal âSans Atoutâ won by almost one minute, after a fierce struggle, with the lead alternating a few times.