Vintage Yachting Games 2012

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  • 1900-1912 Gentlemen

    • 1896 Sailing has been one of the Olympic sports since the Games of the I Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Despite being schedulled in the first Olympic program, the races were cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Apart from the 1904 Summer Olympics, sailing has been present in every other edition of the Olympic Games.
    • 1900 The sailing program in 1900 (FRA) consisted of a total of seven sailing classes. For six classes, the races were scheduled from May 20–27 at the Seine around Meulan, and a series of three races was held for the largest class from August 1–5 off the coast of Le Havre.
    • 1904 The city of Chicago, Illinois (USA), had won the original bid to host the 1904 Summer Olympics, but the organizers of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis would not accept another international event in the same time frame. The exposition organization began to plan for its own sports activities, informing the Chicago OCOG that its own international sports events intended to eclipse the Olympic Games unless they were moved to St. Louis. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, gave in and awarded the games to St. Louis.
    • 1908 The Sailing program of the 1908 Olympics (GBR) was open for a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). It turned out that no entries were made in the 15 Metre. The planned venue of all races, named matches was Ryde,Isle of Wight.
    • 1912 The Sailing program of 1912 consisted of a total of four sailing classes (disciplines). For each class two ordinary races were scheduled from July 19, 1912 to July 27, 1912 of the coast of Nynäshamn (SWE). When needed re-sails would be used as tie breakers