Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013 6mR World Championships FINAL

After a day of postponements on Tuesday due to high-winds, the 6 meter fleet got back to racing today in Flensburg. A 5th and final race was sailed by both the moderns and the classics to complete the 2013 6 Meter World Championships.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

6mR World Championships Web Links

For those who do not read German, here are some links to useful pages on the FSC website:






2013 6mR World Championships Day 2 Report

Day two of the 2013 6 Meter World Cup was sailed in modest 10-12 knot winds from the South East today, with winds picking up in the afternoon to push the boats to hull-speed. The full fleet of 23 classics and 11 moderns was on the start-line, with not a single DNF, DNS or DSQ.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 6mR World Championships Day 1 Report

As the prize giving for the 2013 Robbe and Berking Classics Regatta gets underway, the first day of racing in the 2013 World Championships has concluded. 2 3-lap races were completed today, in lighter winds then the last 2 days of racing.

Beautiful blue skis greeted the sailors on the race course. It being Sunday, Flensburger Fjord was full of activity, as local day-sailors filled the bay.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sterling Cup - GALLANT 1st, LLANORIA 2nd

With the 6 Meter Worlds starting on Sunday August 4th, boats from the Pacific Northwest have already made an impression in Europe by finishing 1st and 2nd in the Robbe and Berking Sterling Cup.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Willkommen in Flensburg und an der Ostsee. Wir wünschen Ihnen viel spaß beim 6 meter Segnel.

Welcome to Flensburg and the Baltic Sea. We wish you all the best and lots of fun sailing 6 meters.

The harbour and the yacht club are full of activity this week, as teams from around the world are gearing up for the Robbe & Berking 6-Meter World Cup 2013.

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 Sir Thomas Lipton Cup 6 Meter Race Report

Port Madison on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, is home to the Pacific Northwest 6-meter fleet and The Puget Sound Six Meter Association (PSSMA). Every year boats from the region compete for the local Sir Thomas Lipton Cup. This year saw numerous 6-meters for 2 days of spectacular racing. 


Monday, June 10, 2013

2013 Classic Mariners Regatta Race Report

A personal favorite of many classic sailing enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest, is the Classic Mariners Regatta. This annual event, held in Port Townsend, Washginton, is a celebration of all wooden boats, new and old. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

6 Meter Spinnaker Hoist on SASKIA II KC12

Ever wondered what it's like to work the bow on a classic six? Bowman Andrew Costa shot this video aboard SASKIA II, during this year's NOOD regatta. Using a GO-Pro mounted on Andrew's chest, you'll get a first-hand point-of-view, of the "excitement" during a regatta mark-rounding and spinnaker HOIST.

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 Seattle NOOD 6mR Report

This year's "National Offshore One Design" regatta in Seattle, Washington saw a large contigent of both classic and modern 6-meters racing. 11 races were completed over the course of 3 days on the waters of Puget Sound. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 6mR Vancouver Regatta Schedule

Race and Regatta Calendar for 6mR 6 meter racing Vancouver, BC, Canada

Monday, November 12, 2012

Team 6mR Vancouver: 2012 Season Review

The 2012 Sailing Season for Team 6mR Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest fleet was rich with participation and success. Among the highlights was the return of CA VA (KC 12) to racing in English Bay, 1st and 2nd place finishes at the European Championships, plus a team of young sailors from Vancouver travel to Helsinki for the Queen Christina Nations Cup.

SASKIA II (KC 19) and CA VA (KC 12) being prepped for Wednesday Night racing at R.V.Y.C.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

6 meter Sailing Videos on YouTube

YouTube is full of great videos of classic and modern 6 meter sailboats. We decided to put together a post compiling some of our favorites. Enjoy!

There is lots of great content on YouTube of classic sail boats. I'm sure we'll put together more playlists in the future and share them on the website.

Monday, October 22, 2012

6 Meter Class Sailboat Restoration: West-coast Canada

Classic 6 meter sailboats have been around for a very long time. The boats that we are currently racing date back to the 1930s and 1940s, and are all made of wood. Building, restoring and maintaining these yachts requires dedication, hard work, and above all skill. Without the right knowledge and experience, the 6 meter fleet would not be what it is today.

On the West-coast of Canada, we are particularly lucky to have some of the best in the business working on the boats that grace this website. Their boats have won World, North American and European championships, and as individuals they have long lists of accomplished restorations behind them. We thought it fitting that we would mention them here, and share a bit of background on who keeps our boats running smooth.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PHOTOS - 6 Meter European Championships 2012, Sweden

Main trimmer Barry Van Leeuwen, who was on-board the winning boat GALLANT (KC 10) at this year's 6 meter European Championships, snapped a whole gallery of great photos along with a few video clips. Here's the gallery:

NADA (K12) and the following fleet, as seen from GALLANT (KC 10) who leads. - Photo: Barry Van Leeuwen

Monday, October 15, 2012

President Woodrow Wilson Trophy : The Story Behind the European Championship Trophy

Grand sailing trophies come and go, but it’s the classic cups - the one’s that move from event to event and generation to generation - that seem to be the most special. All trophies have a great story behind them; who made them and why, the path they followed and the places they’ve been.

The President Woodrow Wilson Cup - 1915

The President Woodrow Wilson Cup, which was handed to the winner’s of the 2012 European 6-meter Championships, is no exception. This historic trophy began its life being fought for by 6-meter sloops, so it is only fitting that it should once again be a prize of the 6-meter class.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2012 6mR Queen Christina Nations Cup - Helsinki & Espoo Finland

A truly unique event in the 6-meter world - and sailing in general - is the Queen Christina Nations Cup. Conceived by 6-meter enthusiast Kimo MacKey of Bainbridge Island, Washington, the QCNC brings sailors together from around the world every summer for an opportunity to bond, share in culture and race 6-meters.

Each year the event is hosted by a different country, with teams from other countries traveling from far and wide to participate. Each QCNC event is unique and special in its own right. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Queen Christina Nations Cup - The Boats

The Queen Christina Nations Cup is one of the most unique events in the sailing world. 

A host nation (typically the last year's winner) invites a number of other countries to assemble teams of 4 sailors each, travel to the venue, then race boats from the host nation's local fleet. The result is the building of community and friendship amongst a historic fleet of boats spread out around the globe.

2012 6mR North American Championships

Team 6mR Vancouver had a fantastic and successful weekend in Port Ludlow Washington this past weekend, for the 2012 6 Meter North American Championships.

 Both CA VA (KC 12) and SASKIA II (KC 19) were well raced in a competitive fleet of both classic and modern 6-meters from the Pacific Northwest. A mix of sailors from Washington and British Columbia helped crew the boats.

Team CA VA (KC 12): Brian Woodward, Barry Van Leeuwen, Don Martin (sitting), Tristan Schön and Jamie Oliver.
Team SASKIA II (KC 19): Chris Tutmark, Teesa Glass, Michele Rogalin (cockpit), Steve White and Rainer Müller.
 RESULTS - 2012 6 Meter North Amerian Championships



Saturday, July 28, 2012

North American Success at the 2012 European Championships

The 2012 6-meter European Championship - held this year in Nynäshamn, Sweden - concluded on Thursday, July 26th, with 7 races completed over the course of 3 days. Several North American boats competed, including 2 boats from the Pacific Northwest fleet - LLANORIA (US 83) and GALLANT (KC 10).

Photo © Johan Granath