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The Six Metre - 100 years of racing Hardcover – Illustrated, 10 Dec 2007

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Litorale; 1 edition (10 Dec. 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 9525045315
  • ISBN-13: 978-9525045314
  • Package Dimensions: 34.2 x 25 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,339,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Six Metre - 100 Years of Racing Sail (USA), Notis Kimball Livingston (21-12-2007) Innovators, Sailors, and Good Reads I love strong statements, and Pekka Barck kicks off these 304 pages by declaring: "The International Rule is the most important development class rule in yachting history. It has been the backbone of yacht racing for 100 years." ... The Six Metre 100 Years of Racing is authoritative, satisfying to hold, lush and lovely to see. Some of you will just have to have it (you know who you are). --

The Six Metre - 100 Years of Racing RNSA Journal, Notis (21-12-2007) THE SIX METRE 100 YEARS OF RACING Pekka Barck and LtCol Tim Street have prepared an exceptionally informative history of the boats. When Singapore fell in 1942, the Captain of the Dockyard found an International Six Metre Class yacht at the Royal Singapore Yacht Club and escaped under sail. That is probably the most unusual episode involving a `Six in the 100 years since the first International Yacht Measurement Rule brought the class into existence. To commemorate the centenary, over 40 of these beautiful open day boats, both classics and moderns, attended the 2007 world championship at Cowes. Now Pekka Barck and LtCol Tim Street have prepared an exceptionally informative history of the boats. Both authors are established authorities. In the late 1980s, Tim brought the class back into racing in British waters; he sails the boats, tracks down ones to be restored, and is the first ever British President of the International 6-metre Association. --RNSA Journal, Notis (21-12-2007)

About the Author

Pekka Barck is writer and publisher who loves sailing. He has been a co-owner of the international six-metre Off Course. Tim Street is President of the International Six-Metre Association and over the last 25 years has owned several Six Metres. He first raced a Six-Metre at Kiel in 1960 when he represented the British Army against the Germany Navy. In 1985 he re-founded the British Six Metre Fleet at Cowes after a gap of 30 years. In 1995, he produced the first ISMA Classics Newsletter which he edited for eleven years and in 1998 was elected the first Chairman of the ISMA Classics Committee. At the 2000 AGM he introduced the rules for building Replicas. Tim Street has written widely on military maritime and amphibious history and is married with two sons who also race Six Metres. He lives near Salcombe in Devon, England where he first learnt to sail.

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