Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics – 12 Metre

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at the Games of the V Olympiad
12 Metre 1908.svg
Line drawing of the 12-Metre
Venue Nynäshamn
Dates First race: 20 July 1912 (1912-07-20)
Last race: 21 July 1912 (1912-07-21)
Competitors 27 from 3 nations
Teams 3
1st, gold medalist(s) Johan Anker, Nils Bertelsen, Eilert Falch-Lund, Halfdan Hansen, Magnus Konow, Arnfinn Heje, Alfred Larsen, Petter Larsen, Christian Staib, Carl Thaulow  Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nils Persson, Per Bergman, Dick Bergström, Kurt Bergström, Hugo Clason, Folke Johnson, Sigurd Kander, Ivan Lamby, Erik Lindqvist, Hugo Sällström  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ernst Krogius, Ferdinand Alfthan, Pekka Hartvall, Jarl Hulldén, Sigurd Juslén, Eino Sandelin, Johan Silén  Finland
← 1908
1920 →

The 12 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 27 sailors, on 3 boats, from 3 nation entered.

Race schedule[1][edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  ●  Tie breakers  ●  Closing ceremony
Date July
12-Metre International races
Total gold medals 1

Course area and course configuration[edit]

For the 12-Metre Course A was used.[1]

1912 Olympic Course Area & courses

Weather conditions[1][edit]

Date Race Deiscription Wind speed Wind direction Start
20-JUL-1912 1 Beautiful weather with a light easterly breeze. 5 knots (9.3 km/h) -
9 knots (17 km/h)
ENE Wind.svg 11:00
21-JUL-1912 2 Only a light breeze was blowing in the morning. 4 knots (7.4 km/h) -
6 knots (11 km/h)
NNE Wind.svg 11:00

Final results[2][3][edit]

The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used. All competitors were male.

Rank Country Helmsman Crew Boat Race 1 Race 2
Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1  Norway Gold medal icon blank.svg Johan Anker Silver medal icon blank.svg Nils Bertelsen
Silver medal icon blank.svg Eilert Falch-Lund
Silver medal icon blank.svg Halfdan Hansen
Silver medal icon blank.svg Magnus Konow
Silver medal icon blank.svg Arnfinn Heje
Silver medal icon blank.svg Alfred Larsen
Silver medal icon blank.svg Petter Larsen
Silver medal icon blank.svg Christian Staib
Silver medal icon blank.svg Carl Thaulow
Magda IX 3:17:17 7 3:32:00 7
2  Sweden Silver medal icon blank.svg Nils Persson Silver medal icon blank.svg Per Bergman
Silver medal icon blank.svg Dick Bergström
Silver medal icon blank.svg Kurt Bergström
Silver medal icon blank.svg Hugo Clason
Silver medal icon blank.svg Folke Johnson
Silver medal icon blank.svg Sigurd Kander
Silver medal icon blank.svg Ivan Lamby
Silver medal icon blank.svg Erik Lindqvist
Silver medal icon blank.svg Hugo Sällström
Erna Signe 3:24:13 3 3:48:06 3
3  Finland Bronze medal icon blank.svg Ernst Krogius Bronze medal icon blank.svg Ferdinand Alfthan
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Pekka Hartvall
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Jarl Hulldén
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Sigurd Juslén
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Eino Sandelin
Bronze medal icon blank.svg Johan Silén
Heatherbell 3:25:45 1 3:48:55 1

Daily standings[edit]

Graph showing the daily standings in the 12 Metre during the 1912 Summer Olympics


Other information[edit]


The following Commemorative Plaque were handed out by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club to the owners of:

  1. Magda IX: Alfred Larsen
  2. Erna Signe: Nils Persson
  3. Heatherbell: Ernst Krogius

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d The Swedish Olympic Committee (1913). Erik Bergvall, ed. The Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912 - Official Report (PDF). Wahlström & Widstrand. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ The 1912 Olympic scoring system was used.
  3. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

"Stockholm 1912". International Olympic Committee.