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The Six Metre - 100 years of racing Hardcover – Illustrated, 10 Dec 2007
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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). --http://sailmagazine.blogspot.com/2007/12/innovators-sailors-and-good-reads.html
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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22 November 2012
A fine, coffee-table format book with many photos and illustrations. A now-classic book for a classic sailboat class, it covers design, designers, and development of the still-active 6-metre class.
3 October 2013
Simply stunning it is a fascinating history of the class. With a lot of rare high quality pictures in a large book beautifully presented it is very easy to see this a coffee table which it does well at. However it is much much more with fascinating history of the builder, boats, innovation, people, designer and an extensive class register. This book has clearly been a labour of love to make!
10 September 2008
This has beeb called a coffee table book. It isn't. Its an authorative and fascinating study of the Six Metre class from its initiation right up until the present. Anyway one with even a vague interest in these boats or the International Rule will be enthralled.
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Amazon.com: 1 reviews
Fantastic history, beautiful photos
4 September 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
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This comprehensive history of the 6 metre class covers racing and anecdotes of these sleek yachts developed under the International Rule through 100 years of existence. There are several profiles of the famous boats, such as US 81 Goose, N 80 Elizabeth X, and SUI 77 Fleau, as well as national histories, significant trophies and competitions, and hundreds of photos, many of which have never been published before. The book has real heft and is printed beautifully.