18 foot dinghy


The 18 foot Dinghy was used in the 1920 Summer Olympics as a double handed Olympic class. One team was present at the starting line and won the gold. Three races were scheduled, with final places decided by total points with point-for-place scoring for each race. Only one race was started with only Great Britain competing but accounts vary as to if they finished the race.[1]

18 foot dinghy
18' Dinghy.svg
DesignerG.L. Watson & Co.
Name18 foot dinghy
Draft2.5 ft (0.76 m)
Hull weight2,750 lb (1,250 kg)
LOA24.5 ft (7.5 m)
LWL18 ft (5.5 m)
Beam6 ft (1.8 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFixed + Centerboard 1,200 lb (540 kg)
Rig typeBermuda rig
Upwind sail area306 sq ft (28.4 m2)
Former Olympic class
Probably the only sailing photo of the 18 foot dinghy left
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919
Published in The Yachting Monthly 1919

Olympic resultsEdit

Sources vary, giving the only participant the credits for the gold medal.[2] Others rank them as AC?[3]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
  Great Britain (GBR)
Francis Richards
Thomas Hedberg
No further competitors No further competitors

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sailing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games: Mixed 18 foot Race One sports-reference.com, accessed 12 November 2018
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1 January 1988). The complete book of the Olympics. Viking. p. 577. ISBN 978-0-670-82110-5. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill; Bijkerk, Anthony Th (December 2008). The 1920 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. McFarland & Co Inc Pub. p. 432. ISBN 978-0-7864-4070-2. Retrieved 11 December 2010.