|Date||1 – 6 August 1900|
|Location||Palais de la Société des Régates du Havre, Le Havre|
|Participants||7 from 2 countries|
|Format||Three races, results decided on overall points. Points were 10,9,8,… for each race.|
The 10-20 tons event was the only 1900 Olympic event where the final placements were decided on the aggregate result of three separate races. Races were held on the 1st, 5th and 6th of August over a course of 22 nautical miles (41 km) off Le Havre. Six yachts competed, four from France and two from the UK. The French “Estérel” with Émile Billard and Paul Perquer dominated the competition winning races one and three and placing second in race two. The “Quand-Même” with Jean, Duke Decazes took second, beating the British “Laurea” of Edward Hore by just one point. The respective placements were 2-3-3 against 3-1-6 (DNF).
In race three, Mr. Rousselet, who was aboard Jules Valton’s yacht, “Luna,” fell overboard in a rough sea. The description in the papers noted that the crew was fortunately able to get Rousselet back on board without the yacht having to turn around or stop.
|Émile Billard • Paul Perquer|
|Jean, Duke Decazes|