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Josephine US-4/US-22 No Longer For Sale


When it is cold and snowing out and you have nothing to do during the long winter just remember that 2015 was the year to buy that square meter!  The 30 sqm boat Josephine is for sale in London, Ontario, Canada.  The boat is part way through a restoration with the hull work being completed which included all major planking, ribs, ...

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US-42 Evintea is SOLD!


Harry Levack, a long time square meter sailor in Port Huron is selling his boat Evintea.  Evintea is a Reimers Solent design built in 1939 at Motala Boat Works.  Evintea has been well cared for by a succession of loving owners and Harry has lovingly maintained and enjoyed Evintea for 27 years.  She has been on the hard for four ...

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The Ghost of Bacardi


A ghost arrived at this site yesterday: BACARDI, US 20.  During the 1950s the last official roster of the American 30 Square Meter Association, then out of Detroit, was published by Albert B. Gregory (in a 196os letter Gregory states that when he moved to a new home, all the of the Association’s records and files, dating to the 1930s, ...

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Pilgrim US-39 Headed for Germany


In anticipation of the International Challenge Cup competition between the United States and Sweden in 1938 (the last international racing series in 30 Squares in the US), four sailors from the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, Massachusetts, sponsors of the Cup, formed a syndicate that commissioned Harry Becker to design and build PILGRIM.  She arrived late and did not qualify ...

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Benchmark Renewed in San Diego


Benchmark, Carl Koerner’s heavily modified Thirty Square out of Australia, recently completed significant structural work (go to Cam Wikland’s excellent Australian Thirty site listed in our menu for interesting photos of the work).  Carl sent us these photos he had taken in Benchmark’s home port of San Diego. The tell-tale lines of a Thirty hull are certainly  evident. What are ...

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Launch of Hansina


November 6, 2009:  After four years and one month, US 44, formerly S-185, Hansina, fka Nagala, was lowered into the Puget Sound.  It happened on August 13th.  Kim Bottles, owner of US 51, Ceol Mor, made available a mooring for Hansina and took all of the attached photos, the “action shots” being her first sail in almost 20 years.  Hansina ...

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Vanja VI Sold


Vanja VI was sold to Tom Thornton of Kansas in September.  Vanja is presently on the hard in San Diego where it is possible she may remain for repairs.  It is also not yet known where she will end up for Tom’s sailing pleasure.  It’s pleasing another 30 will be given “The Treatment” bringing her up to Snuff.  Congratulations Tom! ...

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Stormavala a “S30”

Stormavala S30

January 23, 2009:  The Thirty Square Rule results in all kinds of classically graceful boats.  A prime example is Keith Turner’s Stormavala, a “S30” fiberglass design drawn by Reimers in the early 1970s.  A  line drawing from Reimers’ brochure explains Stormvala’s good looks along with her vital statistics.  Keith sails out of Detroit.  He and Harry Levack of Port Huron ...

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Centennial Jubilee

150 Square Meter Aurore Beatrice

The webmaster for the SSKF, Dennis Wetterberg, sent this site some of his favorite photos from last summer’s Centennial Jubilee.  Here’s a sampling:   (View Count 395)

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Christmas snow!

Merry Christmas 2008

A rare “real” winter storm arrived in Washington state, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest this past week, creating a Christmas card of Kim Bottles’ 30 Ceol Mor.   (View Count 292)

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