Full results from the 1932 Olympic Sailing Competition are available here.
Does That Mean Sailing All The Time?
Before the 1932 Olympic Games Pierpont Davis and Owen Churchill fought against each other for the American 8-metre spot. Churchill won the try-outs but graciously included his six crew, and Davis' six crew enabling everyone to sail at least once in the event.
Crew member Richard Fulton Moore was selected by Davis. Moore said, "Pier Davis said to me, "Well kid, we're forming up the team for the 1932 Olympics. Would you like to be on the team?" And I said, "Well, does that mean sailing all the time?" He said, "Yes." So I said, "Well, I don't know anything about the Olympics, but as long as we are going to be sailing and having a lot of fun, you can depend upon me."
With only one other entrant, from Canada, the American team on board Angelita stormed to victory winning all four races as they picked up gold.
What They Said
8-metre gold Medallist John Biby Jr, "We were well primed for what we had to do. In those days, we didn't go into the training that they do today. We had a regular schedule of racing which generally went every other weekend all winter, and close to every weekend all summer." (Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles)
The 1936 Olympic Games were remembered as 'Hitler's Olympics', but there were many reasons to remember 1936 apart from politics as the Olympics were televised for the first time.
Sailing took place in Kiel with four classes on show as the Germans finished at the top of the sailing medal for the first time.