Celebrating 50 Years Of ISMA And A Brand New 6 Metre

June 2020 marks two exciting milestones for the International 6 Metre Class. First we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the International Six Metre Association. To mark this milestone ISMA Archivist has put together a fascinating article charting the association’s history which you can read on the ISMA Archive.

And we also bring you news of a brand new 6 Metre which is currently nearing completion in Spain. Full details of the boat are not yet available, but Project Manager Javi Cela has given us permission to share this first photograph with you, which was taken just after the deck and hull were joined. As soon as we have further information we will share it with you.

 

FOR SALE – GBR 32 – ABU

ABU for sale – one of the few ready-to-race and in race trim classic 6 metres on the market

– ABU designed by Johan Anker for himself and built by Anker & Jensen in Norway

– Winner of the 6 metre Gold Cup in 1931 (helmed by J. Anker) and 1932 (helmed by M. Konow)

– listed as one of the legendary yachts designed by Johann Anker

– 2009: full restoration completed by Aldeburgh Boatyard (now Demon Boatyard) under previous owner and Six Metre President Tim Street

– Professionally maintained and campaigned since 2011 under the new owner. Maintenance work undertaken by experienced Six Metre boatyards

– original planks

– new underwater built-up in 2018

– copy of original measurement certificate available

– current and valid measurement certificate in place. ABU floats to its original marks

– new Aluminium mast and boom designed by Ian Howlett and produced by Allspars

– new carbon spinnaker pole, one aluminium spare pole

– Set of racing sails with design input from Ian Howlett

– Custom-built cradle for transport and harbour, fits into a 40ft container

– Raymarine (former TacTic) electronics (wind speed, boat speed, water depth, compass, race master and additional display)

– Four new Harken (genoa and spinnaker) and Pontos winches (4 gear for mainsail) and two runner winches

– Race-ready ropes. Trim lines ergonomically located and optimised to fit with crew manoeuvre work on the boat

– Mooring lines

– Fenders

– Removable outboard engine bracket

Price – GBP39,000 ONO, VAT paid

Please contact Charles Darbyshire (ABU@fourthcape.com or abu6mr@gmail.com), mobile: +44 (0) 7768 982233 for more detailed information.

European Championship 2020 Postponed

29116071944_e6fdb82562_oAn important message from ISMA Executive Secretary Tim Russell

I have just received a copy of an e-mail sent to Sir Robert Owen, ISMA’s president.  In it Mauricio Sánchez-Bella advises us that the Board of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo (RCNS) has taken the decision to postpone the European Championships until next year.  Sir Robert has asked me to pass the message on to you all.

In his e-mail Mauricio comments: “All the big sporting events are being postponed, even the Olympics. We have stayed in touch with the different fleets and everybody shares the concerns about the situation. 

The RCNS Board has met electronically, and we regret to inform you that we are forced to delay the European Championship by one year. Our sponsors have understood very well the decision, and share the reasoning behind it.   We believe that it would be unfair for the competitors that would face very different opportunities to train and in some cases even the legal impossibility to attend the Championship, so there is no other possible decision.

Please share this decision as widely as possible with the worldwide fleets. We will be announcing it in our webpage in the coming days. We believe announcing this publicly will help the different teams organise their season. 

You can imagine that we are extremely disappointed to delay this championship.  We already have – six months before the start – over 30 classics and 15 open division boats expressing their intention to attend, which would have represented a great success. We have been working the last years to prepare the Europeans and the Worlds for the International Six Metre class in our Club, and we believe this is the correct decision to ensure that we can provide a great series of events, giving momentum to the class, and most importantly,  a wide array  of opportunities to race to the class members. 

Considering the preceding, we are preparing a proposal for the Europeans and the Worlds, coordinated with the different countries holding the venues for the years ahead. As soon as it is ready we will forward it to you to discuss.  RCNS is also intending to re-start our monthly 2020 races as soon as it is legally and practically possible.”

I will of course advise you of the detail of the proposals for next year and the following years, so that all the fleets have an opportunity to be involved in decisions relating to the future programme.

Best wishes – stay safe.

Tim Russell
Executive Secretary
ISMA

FOR SALE – FIN36 – JOY

JOYForSale6mR “JOY” is looking for a new home!

During golden 30’s Tore Holm designed several six meter regatta winners. 6mR “JOY” is one of them with typical Tore Holm lines. These boats are very competitive when sailing upwind. With 6mR “JOY” you do not have to worry who is next to you at the starting line.

JOYForSale2Year 2011 ended the 1st phase of the extensive restoration program of 6mR “JOY” which was done in M-Yachts, Loviisa. Everything was checked and no compromises were made. The syndicate wanted to restore the speed and glory of 6mR “JOY” as the first owner Hilding Silander planned when purchasing the drawings from Tore Holm and selecting the Wilenius Båtvarv as the builder. Even after the renovation JOYForSale3project 6mR “JOY” still has some of the special characteristics of this magnificent boat which could be seen in pictures from 30’s like special shape of the aft opening and long rudder with special bronze fitting.JOYForSale4

With current set-up and top condition 6mR “JOY” has proven been fast and competitive. Several regatta wins and even more podium positions in the large and competitive Finnish Six Meter fleet in the last ten years. For the World Cup 2019 in Hanko 6mR “JOY” got the new mast and the complete new set of Grand Prix quality DOYLE Stratis sails. Modeling of sails, rig and boat were done with most modern design programs in Doyle in New Zealand. In the
hands of even more competitive crew the result could have been even better than 8th out of 32 boats.

Sail garderope:
– Main Sails:      2 * racing,   2 * cruising    (Doyle, North Sails, UK Sails)
– Genoas:          4 * racing,   3 * cruising    (Doyle, North Sails, US Sails)
– Spinnakers:     3 * racing,   1 * cruising    (North Sails, UK Sails, WB)

JOYForSale5Full TackTick Race Master wireless system for wind, speed, depth with two displays units and with two separate underwater probes (one for each tack)

Harken, Lewmar and Antal hardware.
Running rig almost 100% Dynema

For cruising mounted GPS – easily removed in regattas

Build year:                    1935
Designer:                      Tore Holm
Builder:                        Wilenius Båtvarv, Porvoo, Finland

JOYForSale6Main dimensions as in the Certificate of Rating (June 1st, 2019):
Overall Length              11,61 m
LWL                                7,26 m
Sail Area                       43,33 m2
Weight                            4220 kg

Asking price:   60.000€

Contacts:          Ismo Hentula    ismo.hentula@procope.fi          mob.  +358 40 8338002
Kari Loukola      kari.loukola@gmail.com            mob.  +358 40 5040755
Sami Sailo         sami.sailo@kolumbus.fi            mob.  +358 50 4872169

6mR ”JOY” is located in Kantvik – Kirkkonummi, Finland

JoyForSaleLines

Download copy of specification