The definitive book on the legendary Alfred Mylne

This “must have” book is way overdue but also comes just in time for father’s day, mother’s day, birthday, any day really !! You see, Alfred Mylne designed some of the very best Int. 8-Metres. How about Pandora (ex. Raven)? She was designed by and for Sir Glenn Coats, who was a partner in Alfred Mylne. She won the Sira Cup an unprecedented 8 times. I recall discovering her [...]

14 January - 2023|

Fulmar being restored

Fulmar is a Fife design from 1930. She is a direct sister ship from the same drawing as Falcon. Below is a short introduction written by the current owner of Fulmar. She is currently in Scotland for a refit not far from where she was born on the Clyde. The Background picture is Fulmar currently in the shed for refit. The main picture is a sneak peak of the new position [...]

20 December - 2022|

Classic Yacht Symposium 2023

“To give birth to an octogenarian”, is the title for yacht designer Juliane Hempel and owner Dr. Rüdiger Stihl at the Classic Yacht Symposium 2023 - 10th Edition. Their story is about the brand new 8 metre Starling Burgess that was built and named as a tribute to her 3x America’s Cup winning naval architect. She was launched at the yard of Josef Martin in Radolfzell Germany in 2021 to [...]

19 December - 2022|

Growing 8mR fleet at Geneva Worlds

The December issue of Classic Boat Magazine has a very nice piece about the Geneva 2022 Eight Metre World Cup " The Société Nautique de Genève celebrated 150 years with a week of racing and a full social programme this 21-31 July. Moderns mingled with classics on Lac Leman, home to a large fleet of 6-M yachts. This year’s special guests were 24 8-M yachts racing their Worlds. " This [...]

6 December - 2022|

Ayana being prepared for Genoa 2023

Bootswerft Josef Martin When it comes to 8-Metres then there is always something cooking at Yacht- und Bootswerft Josef Martin. For at least 50 years that yard has been the traditional home for the 8-Metres on the North shore of Lake Constance and rarely will there be less than 4 or 5 of them in the sheds. So what’s on the menu today ? Well, for that we need to [...]

5 December - 2022|

End of season 2022 at Lake of Constance

End of season 2022 at Lake of Constance   The first ski openings are on their way. During the last weeks most 8mr have been taken out of the water. It's been a great season. After two years of hardly any racing (COVID) we finally had a nearly regular regatta calendar this year. End of November all LOCEMA (Lake of Constance Eight Meter Association) members will meet in Überlingen for [...]

27 October - 2022|

Ibis to join the Oslo Fleet

IBIS NOR-29 just joined the Oslo fleet of active eight metre racing yachts she is a Bjrane AAs 1928 design and built 8mr Oslo ford is well on its way to reach their goals of having a minimum of 10 active 8mr yachts sailing and racing on the Fjord

15 October - 2022|
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