1985 International Eight Meter

1985 International Eight Meter
1985 International Eight Meter
1985 International Eight Meter
1985 International Eight Meter
1985 International Eight Meter

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


Hull Construction

Builder:     Batbyggarna AB, Enkoping, Sweden

Designer:      Pelle Petterson    ( Naval Architect )

E glass and S glass over Divinicell foam core

Upgrade History

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

Safety Gear

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

Racing highlights

 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.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Length Overall: 44.5ft
Beam: 8.08ft


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