1985 International Eight Meter
Race Winner, Presently stored at the RCYC.
Sails and Rigging
2016 – new 3Di North mainsail . Used for one regatta only ( Canada’s Cup finals )
2015 – 3Di North mainsail has been used for one season
2016 – new North # 1, 2, and 3 carbon fibre genoas . #1 used in 2 regattas , #2 and # 3
not used at all, still brand new
#4 genoa good shape Also various older genoas.
2016 – 6oz. North All Purpose spinnaker, used in two regattas only.
3 other spinnakers of various makes and years.
Hydraulic forestay, vang, outhaul and mast step
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole (2014)
Seven Lewmar winches including a 55, a 46, 2×43, and various spare winch parts and handles
Fractional Rig, Tapered aluminum mast and boom, Rod Rigging, Double Spreaders
with Jumper Struts, Running Backstays
Builder: Batbyggarna AB, Enkoping, Sweden
Designer: Pelle Petterson ( Naval Architect )
E glass and S glass over Divinicell foam core
2003 – new custom keel designed by Peter Van Oossanen, Naval Architect
2016 – keel and underbody completely refaired for Canada’s Cup.
2016 new sheets and halyards
Three fibreglass rudders ( most recent one designed by Russell Coutts )
Electronics and Navigation
2016 – new B & G electronics
Life preservers, flares , 4 fenders and docklines, 2 Danforth style anchors , 40’ of chain
and approximately 100’ of rode
Mechanical and Electrical
2016 – new electrical wiring including a 12V Battery and a new bilge pump
Steel transport / storage cradle 2009
2016 – new cockpit cover, new boom crutch and winter cover
World 8 Metre Champion – 1987, 1992, 1998. Runner up in 1985, 1988, 2002 and 2003
European Champion – 1999. North American Champion – 2014. Canada’s Cup finalist , 2016
Eight Metre background
International Eight Metre yachts are deemed to be a construction development class, meaning that the boats are not identical but are all designed to meet a specific measurement formula, in this case The International rule. Before WW II, Eights were the most prestigious international yacht racing class, and they are still raced around the world.
Eight metre does not refer to length of the boat, but is a product of the formula: 8mR
These boats are on average some 15 metres long. The “International Eight Register”
includes 177 existing boats of a total of approximately 500 boats built from 1907 until today.
The Eight Metre class was chosen to be in the Olympics for the 1908 Summer Games.
The Eights remained in the Olympics until 1936.
New, modern eights are built utilizing contemporary technology, at the rate of 1–3 boats
per year. The class has undergone a renaissance which has continued to this day,
with many old yachts restored or rebuilt to racing condition, and 8mR competition
is once again thriving with 25–35 boats participating annually at the 8mR Worlds.