Woo Hoo! 25 Registered Sixes
The list of registered 6mR boats gets more exciting by the day. Local RVYC contender, Steve Kinsey, CAN 111 BLADE, has joined the fun for the #Vancouver6mRWorldChampionship, which brings us to a total of 25 entries to date! Recent entries also include USA 127 STING, who’s the current QCNC and North American Champion, as well as USA 126 SCOUNDREL, who will be competing with an all-female crew, and US 94 ONDINE. See the full list of current entries here.
Boat Name: Blade (ex. Blade Runner, ex. Blade)
Sail: CAN 111 (ex. GBR 87; S 127, GBR 111)
Year Built: 1986
Designer: Ian Howlett
Builder: Elephant Boatyard, U.K.
History: Designed by Ian Howlett and built as Blade (painted light green) in 1986 for Larry Marks. After finishing by the Elephant Boatyard she was Erik Maxwell’s Howlett-designed GBR 81’s principal competitor in the 1987 British Championships and was 7th in the Europeans at Falmouth in 1988. Subsequently sold to Ahlstrom in Sweden and numbered S127. In 2005 she finished 22nd at Sandhamn in the World Cup, subsequently being bought back to England by Avia Willment, who renamed her Blade Runner and re-numbered her GBR 111. Recently imported to Vancouver, Canada where she is racing under sail number CAN111. Under Steve Kinsey’s steady helm she recently placed 3rd of 19 at the 2015 World Championships at La Trinite sur mer, France.
Images of Blade at the 2015 World Championships courtesy of Fiona Brown. All rights reserved.