27 Entries Thanks to Saleema and Starwagon

27 Entries Thanks to Saleema and Starwagon

Our latest two entries are two Classic beauties, US 40 Saleema and KC 79 Starwagon. To date we have a dozen boats competing in this division, not counting the boats for charter.

Boat Name: STARWAGON (see image 1)
Sail: KC 79, ex. US 79
Year Built:
Herman Whiton
A.E. ‘Bill’ Luders

History: Starwagon was designed to compete in the various races taking place in Bermuda and on Long Island Sound in 1938. Whiton had previously designed, collaborated on or owned several sixes, including Frieda, Cherokee, Indian Scout, Light Scout, and Erne. It was a big year for the USA sixes based out of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, with competitions in the early season in Bermuda for the Prince of Wales Cup, the Astley-Cubitt Cup the Governor’s Cup and the King Edward VII Challenge Cup (now known as the Bermuda Gold Cup). Selection trials for the defense of Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup, the Scandinavian Gold Cup and British-American team races began in late May of that year. Starwagon sailed in Bermuda and on Long Island Sound through the 1939 season and after WWII made her way to Lake Ontario through the 50’s then to the Puget Sound in the 60’s. Starwagon has been based variously in Sidney and in Vancouver for the past 15 years and is currently receiving the treatment in order for her to be ready for the 2017 ISMA World Championships in Vancouver, B.C.


Boat Name: SALEEMA (see image 2)
Sail: US 40
Year Built: 1928
Designer: Sherman Hoyt
Builder: Henry Nevins

History: US 40 Saleema competed for the 1928 Scandinavian Gold Cup and won 2 races before eventually being outlasted by the Norwegian entry. Saleema was recently rebuilt and renovated in San Diego by Koehler Kraft in San Diego. Sherman Hoyt enjoyed an extensive series of regattas and races while in Europe with Saleema in 1928, much of which is covered in his Memoirs – an autobiography of his various sailing adventures.

(Source: 6mR North America)

We’re excited to see you race at the #6mRInternationalWorldChampionship2017 in Vancouver!