18 foot dinghy

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18 foot dinghy
18' Dinghy.svg
Designer G.L. Watson & Co.
Year 1919
Crew 2
Draft 2.5 ft (0.76 m)
Type Dinghy
Hull weight 2,750 lb (1,250 kg)
LOA 24.5 ft (7.5 m)
LWL 18 ft (5.5 m)
Beam 6 ft (1.8 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Fixed + Centerboard 1,200 lb (540 kg)
Rig type Bermuda rig
Upwind sail area 306 sq ft (28.4 m2)
Former Olympic class

The 18 foot Dinghy was used in the 1920 Summer Olympics as a double handed Olympic class. One team was present at the starting line and won the gold. Three races were scheduled, with final places decided by total points with point-for-place scoring for each race. Only one race was started with only Great Britain competing but accounts vary as to if they finished the race.[1]

Probably the only sailing photo of the 18 foot dinghy left
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919

Olympic results[edit]

Sources vary, giving the only participant the credits for the gold medal.[2] Others rank them as AC?[3]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
 Great Britain (GBR)
Francis Richards
Thomas Hedberg
No further competitors No further competitors

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1920/SAI/mixed-18-foot-race-one.html Results 18 foot Dinghy 1920
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1 January 1988). The complete book of the Olympics. Viking. p. 577. ISBN 978-0-670-82110-5. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill; Bijkerk, Anthony Th (December 2008). The 1920 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. McFarland & Co Inc Pub. p. 432. ISBN 978-0-7864-4070-2. Retrieved 11 December 2010.