Bona is Back

Vera Mogna is CEO of Probiotical, a leading company in the production of probiotics, with a strong attention to the Research. She has always shared with her father not only the commitment to work, but also the passion for the sea. In fact her father was the founder of the company and longtime owner of BONA ITA16. Then Vera stepped up to the family heritage of the boat and continued the tradition [...]

10 October - 2022|

IEMA UPDATE – September 2022

Dear Eight Metre Sailors, We are now approaching the end of the first proper sailing season for many of us since 2019. What a relief to be back out on the water racing our beautiful boats! We thought it is an appropriate time to update everyone on current and recent events. We will have a look back on the World Cup in Geneva, and the AGM, where we held a [...]

9 September - 2022|

Severn active again

Sven Schulz, the new Owner of Severn, the William Five design from 1932, which was built in 2004 by Absolut in Portugal is an enthusiastic classic fan. He owns several classic cars and has shown great interest in classic boats. He fell in “love” with the great lines of Severn, when crewing on Pandora on a Regatta at Lake Constance in 2022. Shortly after Werner Deuring, the then owner of [...]

8 August - 2022|

Eight Bells for Guy Jones

The year ended with a sad note after our fellow sailor Guy Jones passed away on the 29th December 2021 in Toronto surrounded by his family. As a part-owner of Bangalore (CAN-6) and owner of Ranja (SWE-7) and Yquem (SUI-6), Guy was a true 8mR enthusiast. Guy first acquired Tore Holm-design Ranja from California, which joined the RCYC 8mR fleet in Toronto. Guy did a lot of work on Ranja [...]

30 December - 2021|

IEMA 2021 Christmas letter

Dear fellow Eight Metre Owners and friends, It has been 3 months since the new Executive Committee was elected in the General Assembly. Unfortunately, we had to do this at a virtual meeting and not at the occasion of the World Cup in Enkhuizen, Holland as planned. Covid had made another World Cup impossible to conduct and it has been truly a tough 2 years without racing on the [...]

19 December - 2021|

Panerai British Classic Week 2019 – Cowes UK

As a warm-up regatta for the 2019 World Cup in Cowes, competitors could compete in the Panerai British Classic Week. And challenging it was! The week started with light and dying winds, making for interesting times with boats laying at anchor for an hour literally metres in front of the finish line due to the strong tide. During the first few races, with boats coming with wind towards The Green [...]

3 August - 2020|

Older posts are Archived

All the older post are archived and we are working to make the archive and the whole IEMA and John's private Library more accessible. This however is a manual job and will take some time...

1 July - 2020|
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