Second day at the 6mR class Finnish Championship, which was a part of the "Champagne Regatta" - Jacquart Baltic Classic Master Cup 2014 organized by HSS. The wind was light in the morning so the first race was delayed, but during the cloudy day the wind catched up and both races were sailed. Special congrats to the "new" 6mR crew on FIN-60 "Off Course" helmed by Heikki Pulsa for their first race win on "Off Course".
The Saturday morning was foggy so the race committee postponed the start. After noon AP flag came down and all boats headed to the race courses. Quite soon the half of the boats returned as there was no wind or it was too foggy. Just F18 catamarans started and on another course also other smaller boats. Photos are from F18 race before it was stopped and from the main pier in the harbor where people were enjoying each others company on the Saturday afternoon. List of...
The restoration of the 6mR yacht Renata has recently started at Ekenäs Båtvarv. Club Renata, owner of the yacht, will bring the yacht back to it's original year 1928 condition. Renata is a very important 6mR yacht in the Finnish race sailing history. See Finnish 6 Metre Associations Renata-page. Sailpix has visited Ekenäs Båtvarv together with Jorma Rautapää to hear Peter Granström telling about the first steps in the restoration. Sailpix will be following the project. Please,...
Price: 60,00€ Go to Shop Pekka Barck, Tim Street ISBN: 978-952-5045-31-4 “The Six Metre – 100 years of racing” has been prepared by Pekka Barck and Tim Street and since January 2007 supported by Olin Stephens, Ian Howlett, Basil Carmody, Matt Cockburn, Philippe Goetz, Juliene Hempel, Björn Storsberg, Bernard Haissly, Claes Ahlin, Peter Norlin, Torben Grael and tens of other contributors. The rule and development of the class, all major trophies and races, country specific stories,...
Bowmans Life - Some random pictures from the more wet compartment of the 6mR and 8mR classics and some other team photos. All taken at Hanko Regatta 2013.
2003 - Ten years ago. Some photos from a Finnish Six Metre Association meeting with familiar faces and some from Musto Classic regatta, when the 6mR yacht Klara Stjärna was yellow (submarine)! Photos taken with my first digital camera with almost 1 megapixel resolution. View Slideshow
Musto Classic regatta organized by BS had some dramatic collissions and one broken rig this year. These pictures are from the peaceful Sunday afternoon. Musto_2013_results. View Slideshow
Sinebrychoff Challenge organized by NJK and sponsored by Sinebrychoff. Annual challenge race for 6mR yachts, where winner in the morning races meets last years champion in one-on-one races in the afternoon. This year the 6mR World Champions 2011 and 2013 met. In the afternoon races "Sara af Hangö" was successful against "Fridolin" in keeping the trophy at HSF. View Slideshow
Viaporin Tuoppi is the biggest annual wooden yachts event in the Nordic countries. Not only the sailing along the shores of Helsinki is important, but also the famous, wild, incredible after sail party at the Suomenlinna Island. View Slideshow
Jacquart Baltic Classic Master Cup "Champagne Regatta" is a classic yacht regatta organized by HSS. View Slideshow