| Event type

6 metres, Open

Date2 – 9 August 1928
Participants61 from 13 countries
FormatSeven races, with the first four preliminary. After four races, yachts are eliminated that have not placed in the top three in any of the four preliminary races. Final placements determined by a majority ordinal system.

The Norwegian entry, the “Norna”, was skippered by Johan Anker who was a famous yacht designer in addition to having been one of the world’s leading sailors for most of the century. Anker returned to the Olympic arena for the first time in 16 years at the age of 57 at the helm of a boat whose crew included his son Erik Anker and the future King Olav V of Norway (then known as Crown Prince Olav. Norway won three of the first four races to virtually assure themselves of the gold medals at the halfway point of the event and, with no other boat recording more than a single win prior to the last race, could afford to watch the final action from dry land. Denmark had made little impression for most of the competition but two wins in the last two races meant that, under the scoring system used in 1928, they went home with silver with Estonia winning a rare sailing medal behind them in third.

1NornaNOR3 1stsGold
Erik AnkerHaakon BryhnCrown Prince OlavJohan Anker
2Hi-HiDEN2 1stsSilver
Aage Høy-PedersenNiels Otto MøllerPeter SchlütterVilhelm Vett
3Tutti VEST1 1st, 1 2ndBronze
Andreas FaehlmannEberhard VogdtGeorg FaehlmannNikolai VekšinWilliam von Wirén
4KemphaanNED1 1st, 1 4th
Carl HuiskenHans FokkerHans PluijgersRoeffie VermeulenWim Schouten
5UbuBEL2 2nds
Arthur SneyersFrits MulderLudovic FranckWilly Van RompaeyA. J. J. Fridt
6FriedaUSA1 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 4th
Conway OlmstedFrederick MorrisHerman WhitonJim ThompsonWillets Outerbridge
7IngegerdSWE1 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 5th
Georg LindahlHakon ReuterHarry HansonYngve Lindqvist
8Cupidon VikingFRA2 4ths
Henry AllardJean Pierre RouanetPhilippe de RothschildPierre MoussiéRobert Gufflet
9PanGER1 5th
Anton HuberCarl WentzelErich LaeiszHans PaschenOswald Thomsen
10Twins IIITA1 6th
Francesco CameliGiacomo TarsisGiovanni Leone ReggioGiuliano ObertiMassimo Oberti
11HungariaHUN1 7th
János MihálkovicsMiklós TussSándor BurgerSándor SebőkTibor Heinrich
12CameliaPOR1 8th
António de HerédiaCarlos Eduardo BleckErnesto MendonçaFrederico Burnay
13FruitsESP1 10th
Álvaro de AranaJavier de AranaJosé María, Count de ArtecheLuis AranaPedro José de Galíndez