HELSINKI, FI (August 21, 2021) – All nine of the Vintage 12mR fleet competing at the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship returned to the race course this morning after an evening of cooperation between crews to repair damages sustained during Friday’s heavy-weather sailing. A true testament to the durability of Vintage 12mR yachts and of the commitment shown by those who care for these historic racing boats.
Race One – or sixth in the now completed seven-race 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship series hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK –started at 10:05 EEST, south of Isossari Island in 4-6 knots of breeze from the WSW (240 °) and calm seas.
HELSINKI, FI (August 20, 2021) – After two days without sailing due to extreme weather conditions, official competition for the 2021 Evli 12mR World Championship resumed today with three races held in the Gulf of Finland, hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben, NJK.
With pent-up anticipation, the crew energy was palpable around sunny Helsinki harbor this morning. The first race started at 10:05 EEST, south of Isossari Island with steady 16-18 knot winds increasing to +20 kts in choppy 1.5-1.7m seas.
In Race 1 keeping an eye to the sky paid off for the Finish Blue Marlin (FIN-1) team, skippered by Henrik Andersin (Kotka, FI) who won the first race in light and shifty winds. On the first weather leg, Vim (US-15) took an early lead after crossing Wings (K-15) on starboard with the 9-boat fleet in pursuit on the right side of the course. Blue Marlin (FIN-1) was mid-fleet when
When race day dawned at Robbe & Berking’s Sterling Cup 2019, the small marina at Glücksberg on the Flensburg Fjord was bursting with 10 12-Meters, five 6-Meters, and more than a dozen nippy little 5.5-Meter boats.
In baking sunshine and a shifty little breeze from the northeast, the racing got off to a good, clean start. In a reversal of her prewar fortunes, JENETTA beat her rival VIM to the mark on the first windward leg,
Designed in 1939 by Alfred Mylne for Sir William Burton, President of the Yacht Racing Association and long term client of the Mylne design office.
The “Jenetta” was one of his most successful 12-metre designs, exceptional even by the standards of a man who was considered to be the world’s finest designer for 12-metres in his day. “Jenetta” was the fourth and last 12-metre for Sir William Burton, himself a famous yachtsman, who made his fortune in the sugar trade. Sugar and tea have a natural affinity and so he first became business partner and later friend of Sir Thomas Lipton
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