Less than 100 days now to the 2012 Olympics.
Things were a little different 104 years ago at the 1908 Olympics in England. One of the classes in sailing was the 7 metre class. The photo above is of a 7 metre. In the 1908 Olympics there was only one yacht entered in the 7 metre class. Three races were scheduled but as there was only yacht entered, only two races were sailed.
There were four sailors on the victorious (British of course) yacht. The skipper was Charles James Rivett-Carnac who, at the age of 55 in 1908, remains the oldest Briton to have won an Olympic gold medal in sailing. His wife, Frances Rivett-Carnac, was one of the crew, and became the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal at sailing. The Rivett-Carnacs also became the first husband-and-wife team to share Olympic gold in any sport.
I think things are going to be a little more competitive in Weymouth this summer.