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Legendary 150 sqm boat Singoalla

As the drawing reveals, Singoalla had an owner’s cabin with en suite bathroom, saloon and even a small kitchen next to the mast. Floorboards placed deep midships, the skerry cruiser provided full headroom. The largest Skärgårdskryssare ever built was almost 11 feet wide. Of its 79 feet, the third shown above was habitable. The other two thirds helped to look …

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Square metre boat race Schlank & Rank

At the end of a busy week it is nice to visit the weekly market with your loved one and a pretty raffia basket on Saturday. On the way, you have your first or second coffee and find out what the weekend will bring. Sadly, pleasing leisure activity wears out in the long run. And in our latitudes there are …

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Square metre boats: A matter of sail area

Unlike other sailboats, the classic Skärgårdskryssare or square metre and their successors for cruising are designated by sail area instead of their length or a formula. For example, the 15 stands for the smallest 15 square metre class, the 22 for the 22s, and so on. If the designation number is underlined, as in the above photo of a 30, …

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Square metre boat: A matter of length

Anything flat-hulled with long overhangs, made of wood, ideally with a glossy finish? This is how most sailors answer this question. In principle, that’s true, since the open design class launched in 1908 for racing in the Stockholm archipelago or Skärgård initially left a lot of freedom. Only the sail area was limited. If you wanted to win with a …

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Sailing Swede 41 Classic

September 21 Richard Natmeßnig invites me for an afternoon aboard his Swede 41 Classic named Sleipnir. Having spent three unforgettable hours at the tiller of his boat on Fehmarnsund, I warn you straight away: Never sail this one. Not due to heel or for being so close to the sea. But the experience is addicting. It spoils you for the …

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Uffa Fox

In spring of 1930, the 22-square-metre skerrycruiser or classy Skärgårdskryssare Vigilant is nearly ready on a ramp on the Medina River of the Isle Of Wight in the south of England. Apart from the lead keel, the rudder and the rigging, the boat is finished. It was designed by the famous sailor and yard owner Uffa Fox (pictured right). It …