DUET is a Second Rule 6m, and although currently setup with a gaff rig for Mediterranean cup collecting, she still could be put back into 6m class with a Bermudian rig (not supplied, but she has a hardly used , set of North 3DL bermudian sails available). Ripe to collect the trophy for the first and second rule at the Cowes worlds in 2023!
Clyde was built in 1955 for a Mr McMillan, foreman and last person in charge at Fife boatyard, Fairlie, Scotland. She is actually a Fife design too from a pre -World War Fife design.
Clyde is a sizeable 6 built for Scottish waters and conditions:
She always proved to be faster above10/12 knots of wind.
Her current owner has had her in Brittany since 1984. Then a cruising 6, she went through a complete hull revision and reconditioning to racing conditions; this encompassed a new deck lay-out, hull reinforcement at shrouds liaison, wooden mast and boom were replaced by aluminium spars, new winches and sails etc. This restoration was conducted by Chantier Pichavant in Brittany.
In 1995 she had her mahogany keel replaced, this operation was conducted by the same boatyard.
Since 2008, she has been used as a day boat.
During her racing years, Clyde won the classic regatta belle Plaisance and came second in Coupe de l’Entente Cordiale, a 6 metre French-British reunion in Benodet, Brittany.
Clyde is currently docked at Chantier Hubert Stagnol, at Combrit-Sainte Marine 29120 France.
She is for sale for 34.000€ but any decent offers will be considered.
By the designer of “Jean Genie” (see photo) the new, recently launched, 5.5 Metre which has won, at its first attempt, this years Alpen Cup, Scandinavian Gold Cup and the 5.5 Metre Worlds. This designer also designed the International Fourteen “Departure” the Multiple World, European, Prince Of Wales Cup (and week) winner which has also won the last three Australian Nationals and at least one North American National.
These boats were designed using a new design philosophy and concept, which has proved very successful in the design of both these and other classes of boat. The new Six Metre has been designed to this same design concept and we are very confident that it will show a similar improvement in performance. Our VPP, who’s predictions have proved extremely accurate, indicates around a one minute or 1.8% gain over a two mile windward and two mile leeward course in the mid to upper wind range. This advantage extends to all windspeeds but is considerably greater in the light and the heavy.
We have one builder and possibly two others who can deliver a boat by spring 2023 in time for next years Worlds in Cowes, England, but time is short so if you want to take advantage of this advanced design technology and are serious about building a new boat to win the Worlds, please contact Dave Hollom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 44(0)7785-780459 for further detailed information.
Year: 1933 Designer: Johan Anker Location: Helsinki, Finland Price: 35.000€
Victoria (FIN 76, ex, GBR 69, ex. N 51) is a classic 6 metre in good racing condition, designed by John Anker and built at the Anker & Jensen yard in Norway in 1933. Johan Anker designed two 6mR boats during 1932. One, Norna III, was built for Kronprins Olav with the build number 369, and a second, Una IV now Victoria, with the build number 377. Victoria was commissioned by Rolf Svinndal in Oslo with the intention to have a beautiful boat for the 50 years’ celebration regatta of KNS in 1933. From 1935 onward Victoria had many Norwegian owners and names (Hurra 3, Wiba, Mosse 4, Bølgen) until she was purchased to the UK in 2003 and then later to Finland in 2014.
Extensive maintenance and restoration work have been carried out by Finnish shipwrights. All structural parts are in proper order to take the loads. Victoria has an aluminium mast and a stainless-steel rod rigging. Winches and all deck hardware are up to date and modern. She has participated in local Finnish regattas every summer and she carries a fully competitive set of racing sails as well as an assortment of cruising sails. Wherever Victoria shows up, she turns heads as one of the most beautiful sixes from the desk and yard of one of the most renowned designers in the world.
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