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½-1 Ton Race One, Open

Date24 May 1900
LocationCercle de la Voile de Paris, Meulan
Participants32 from 4 countries
Format15 km.

After a break of one day after the opening Concours d’Honneur, the Olympic regatta continued with the first races for the less than ½ ton, ½-1 ton, 1-2 tons and 2-3 tons classes. As was the case with the Concours d’Honneur, the competing yachts in these four events engaged in what was effectively a mass-start with only a brief interval between the starting time for each yacht.

Race One of the ½-1 Ton Class saw 16 yachts at the starting line of a 15 km course (one short and one long round). A maximum of four crew members were allowed. The field included the “Scotia” from Great Britain with Algernon Maudslay and the German “Aschenbrödel” with Paul Wiesner at the helm, who had already placed first and second in the Concours d’Honneur.

In this race, “Aschenbrödel” initially placed first but was disqualified for exceeding the maximum weight allowed by 41 kg. They lost their prizes and had to compete in a higher class in Race Two. “Sidi-Fekkar” from France was also disqualified for receiving assistance. Of the other contenders, the “Scotia” was the superior boat again, winning by almost 10 minutes. The French yachts “Crabe II” and “Scamasaxe” came in second and third.

Algernon MaudslayLorne CurrieJohn Gretton, Jr.
2Crabe IIFRA3-39:233-21:5817:25Silver
Jacques BaudrierJean Le BretFélix MarcotteWilliam MartinJules Valton
Marcel MeranÉmile Michelet
4Crabe IFRA3-47:113-29:4617:25
Jean, Count de Chabannes la Palice
5Pierre et JeanFRA3-52:443-35:1917:25
Jean d'Estournelles de Constant
6Suzon IVFRA3-53:503-36:2517:25
L. Legru
Louis Auguste-Dormeuil
Texier I Texier II
Marc Jousset
Letot Dupland
Phocion Rossollin
Jean Le Bret
Albert Glandaz
Henri Gauthier
Paul WiesnerArthur BloomfeldGeorg NaueHeinrich Peters
Pierre de BoulogneGeorges Pottier Jonet-PastréEugène LaverneH. MacHenry
Harry Van Bergen