Olle Erik Cyrus Åkerlund was a Swedish sailor. He was a crew member of the Swedish boat Bissbi that won the gold medal in the 6 m class at the 1932 Summer Olympics; the boat was owned by his father Erik, a publisher and entrepreneur
Royal Thames Yacht Club
The Royal Thames Yacht Club is the oldest continuously operating yacht club in the United Kingdom. Its headquarters are located at 60 Knightsbridge, England, overlooking Hyde Park; the club has a clear purpose: "To provide the members with outstanding yacht cruising and social opportunities in the UK and internationally, building on the Club's unique heritage, central London facilities and close reciprocal relationships with other leading yacht clubs around the world." The RTYC was established in 1775 when Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, brother of King George III, put up a silver cup for a race on the River Thames and formed the Cumberland Fleet. This remains the alternative name of the club today; the RTYC name originates from 1830. Members of the club met in coffee houses. From 1857, the club owned various properties in London, moving to its current location of 60 Knightsbridge in 1923, although the current clubhouse was built more recently. Yachting took place on the Thames but the Solent became important in the 1850s as the railways made the south coast more accessible.
The club has had many distinguished Flag Officers and traditionally the Commodore has been a member of the royal family. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was Commodore for 20 years and today the club's Commodore is HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York; the Patron of the Club is HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and the Admiral is HRH Prince Charles the Prince of Wales. The club is involved in a range of yachting events for both the cruising and racing yachtsman, motor yacht owners and all those interested in the sea. Through the club's events and other contacts, members have access to yachting activities worldwide, they have use of all the facilities of the clubhouse in Knightsbridge and leading reciprocal clubs around the world. The club participates in numerous racing events both in the worldwide. There is an annual regatta - the Cumberland Regatta - on the Solent and opportunities for both fleet and match racing; the club is active in keelboat team racing and competes with other leading clubs around the world.
Every year the club organises cruises in UK waters and overseas. Overseas cruises have taken place all over the world from New Zealand to the Caribbean; some members join in with their own boats while others charter. The club hosts a varied range of social events. There are the traditional "Black Tie" events that have been held for over a hundred years, such as the Fitting Out and the Laying Up Dinners, the annual Prizewinners' Dinner. More the club has introduced Ladies Lunches, the Annual Cruising Dinner and the'Talks at 60 Knightsbridge'; the club is licensed for civil partnerships. Non-members may hold private or business functions at the club; the Royal Thames Yacht Club Charitable Trust provides funding to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become members of a working ship's crew and to experience going to sea. List of London's gentlemen's clubs "royalthames.com". Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. – History The Chronicles of the Royal Thames Yacht Club by Bob Ward and Fernhurst Books ISBN 189866062X Official website RTYC Charitable Trust
Sovereign was the unsuccessful challenger of the 1964 America's Cup for the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Designed by David Boyd and built by Alexander Robertson and Sons, Sovereign was built for the 1964 America's Cup challenge; this was the second post-war 12-metre yacht to be designed by David Boyd and built at Alexander Robertson and Sons, the first one being Sceptre. Sovereign was built for J. A. Boyden in 1963. Sovereign lost 4-0 to defender Constellation of the New York Yacht Club. Alexander Robertson and Sons, history of the yard
Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre
The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics program in Harmaja. Seven races were scheduled. 56 sailors, on 11 boats, from 11 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race area's only two were needed during the Olympics in Harmaja; each of the classes was using the same scoring system. Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad. Official Report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad, Helsinki, 1952. Porvoo: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö. Pp. 638–644. Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson. Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA. "Helsinki 1952". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee
Tore Anton Holm was a Swedish yacht designer and sailor who competed in the 1920, 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics. He started out in 1920 as a crew member on the Swedish boat Sif, where he won the gold medal in the 40 m² class and eight years he conquered the bronze medal, as a crew member on the Sylvia in the 8 metre class. In 1932 he won his second gold medal, this time being on the crew of the Bissbi, in the 6 metre class. At the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936, he did not win a medal after finishing fourth in the 8 metre class competition, he finished his Olympic career in 1948 on the 6 metre class with his fourth medal, second bronze, as part of the crew on the Ali Baba II. In the early 1920s, the Holm boatyard at Gamleby designed and built a number of boats in the Skerry Cruiser Class. In the 1920s and 1930s several more designs came to fruition built to the International or Metre Rule in the 6m, 8m and 10m classes. In 2014 it was reported that a new J-Class hull, was under construction at the Freddie Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw shipyard in the Netherlands to an original design by Tore Holm dating from 1937.
In 2015 it was reported. She competed in the 2017 J-Class regatta at Bermuda before her headstay furler broke. Profile of Tore Holm's Olympic sailing
Émile François Cornellie was a Belgian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He was a crew member of the Belgian boat Edelweiß. Emile Cornellie at databaseOlympics.com Émile Cornellie at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Emile Cornellie at the International Olympic Committee
Sailing at the 1952 Summer Olympics
Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad. With the exception of 1904 and the canceled 1916 Summer Olympics, sailing has always been included on the Olympic schedule; the Sailing program of the 1952 Summer Olympics consisted of a total of five sailing classes. For each class seven races were scheduled from 20–28 July 1952 of the coast of Harmaja; the sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses. The start was made in the center of a set of 8 numbered marks. During the starting procedure the sequence of the marks was communicated to the sailors. By picking the mark, most upwind the start could always be made upwind; this system is, at least in certain German lakes, still in use. Two course areas were created in front of Helsinki. One for the Finn just outside the island Liuskasaari; the Finn course was 5.4 nm triangular in shape. For the keelboats a course area near the Harmaja lighthouse was used. A 13.1 nm course was set for 5.5 & 6 Metre just over one nm South of the lighthouse.
Specially the keelboat course was situated in an area of fair sailing conditions. No currents or tidal movements, no obstacles around the course that could create wind shadows. On the other hand, the Finn course was set near sheltered islands and thus safe for this type of sailing; this course give the spectators a nice view of the races. The races were held from 26 -- 28 July. In between the sailors made boat repairs. Three yacht clubs were involved: Nyländska Jaktklubben Helsingfors Segelsällskap Merenkävijät Yachting Club Africa Asia Oceania Europe Americas Sailors from abroad were housed in the homes of Finnish yachtsmen Two motor launches accommodated pressmen on the yacht race courses Only the Yachting officials wore a different official uniform, blue coat and grey trousers The Danish shipyard of Borresens Baadebygger was the builder of all Finn dinghies, since till the beginning of the 21st century committed to Olympic Sailing. During the sailing regattas at the 1952 Summer Olympics among others the following persons were competing in the various classes: Denmark, Paul Elvstrøm in the Finn won his second consecutive Gold medal Sweden, Finn sailor Rickard Sarby designer of the Finn, injured his right hand during however he took the third place Australia, Jock Sturrock in the Dragon.
Skipper of "Gretel" and "Dame Pattie", the first two Australian challenges for the America's Cup. Organizing Committee of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952; the Officiel Report of the Organizing Committee for the games of the XV Olympiad Helsinki 1952. Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson. Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 – Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA. ISBN 978-0-9595468-0-4. "Helsinki 1952". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee