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GER 60 - Philippa - segelt um den SEB World Cup 2011

 

Die Jungs von der Philippa nutzen die Winterzeit um ihren 6mR-Racer für den SEB World Cup 2011 in Helsinki Finnland vorzubereiten.

 

 

The Six Metres gather at the NJK–yacht club at Blekholmen

6-METRE WORLD CUP 2011 IN HELSINKI IM AUGUST

 

6mR-class World Championship 2011 will be held from 5th August to 12th of August at the NJK-yacht club at Blekholmen in Helsinki.The semi-annual championship is expected to bring together a fleet of around 50 boats and 250 yachtsmen from around the world. 

 

The SEB Six Metre World Cup 2011 held in Helsinki is part of the 150th anniversary of NJK-yacht club, Nyländska Jaktklubben. This same year also celebrates its 150th anniversary of yacht racing history.

 

In Helsinki the championship will take place in two classes: the modern Six Metres (build after 1965) and the classic Six Metres (build before 1965). The majority of the Finnish fleet will compete in the classics division.

 

This will be the 19th Six Metre World Cup. In the year 2009 the WC was sailed in Newport USA. There the winner in modern Six Metres was Sweden’s Hugo Stenbeck with Sophie II, and in classics Canada’s Eric Jespersen with Gallant. From Åland, Finland, Henrik Lundberg took silver in the classics with Fridolin. Both winners are America’s Cup –veterans. The Finns have won the championship in classics three times, last in 2003. The Swedes on the other hand have mastered the championship in moderns.

 

The championship was last held in Helsinki in 1999. The Six Metres was an Olympic class from 1908 until 1952. Among the boats participating in this year’s Helsinki WC are all top-5 boats from the Helsinki Olympics 1952.

 

 

 

The SEB Six Metre World Cup 2011 -program:

1.-4.8.      measuring of sails

5.8.          measuring of boats

6.-7.8.      prerace (2 starts/day)

8.-11.8.    races 1-8 (2 starts/day)

12.8.        prizegiving (reserve day)

 

Team GER 60 Philippa zum 6mR World Cup 2011 in Helsinki (Fin)

2010 zur 6mR EM in die Schweiz

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