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  • S200 Sonja is SOLD!!!!!!!!

    S200 Sonja is SOLD!!!!!!!!

    We look forward to reports of her activities.

  • A Bit of Boat History

    A Bit of Boat History

    This site follows up on any and all leads concerning the whereabouts of square meter boats in North America. Following up on these leads still gives us the ability to speak with past owners of these magnificent boats and collect their experiences and photos.

  • Launch of Hansia

    Launch of Hansia

    After four years and one month, US-44, formerly S-185, Hansia, fka Nagala was lowered into Puget Sound.

  • Generations of Boat Builders

    Generations of Boat Builders

    What follows is Ryan’s narration of his family’s boat building history. Enjoy!

  • VIXEN - Brooklin Boat Yard

    VIXEN - Brooklin Boat Yard

    VIXEN is a 15 square meter “skerry” boat designed by Knud Reimers

The Emperor’s New Boat is SOLD!

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Lancea matches in specification to the 22 square meter boat designed by Knud Reimers for the Emperor of Annam in 1928. Length 36′ Length, water-line 22′ 7″ Beam 6′ Draft 4′ 3 1/4″ Sail Area 236 sq. ft. Lancea is in fine shape and has been in storage for the last four years following a freshen up at the boat ...

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US-42 Evintea is SOLD!

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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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Sailing, Water and Ice (ca. 1941)

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This movie shows sailboat racing and iceboat racing from 1941.  It is a very interesting movie.  It will be more interesting if someone can spot a square meter boat!   (View Count 813)

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Chase Family Film

Chase Family Film

Chase Family video of trip to Sweden and Germany, 1930 I became a 30 Square Meter enthusiast in 1962 when my father purchased Northern Light, U.S. 27, S-13 (also known as Marianne, Bosun Bird, and lastly, Lil). I loved that boat with a passion. It drove me to contact every owner/sailor of 30s I could find to learn their stories ...

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1995 Louis Vuitton Cup Sinking

1995 Louis Vuitton Cup Sinking

The AUS-35, a sailing ship representing Australia in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Cup, suddenly sinks halfway through the race forcing all crew members on board to abandon the ship. They would go onto the finals with a backup ship, but lose to New Zealand.   (View Count 1494)

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Bacchant back in Sweden

BacchanBackinSweden

via Scandinavian Classic Yacht Trust. The last 75 sq m built, Bacchant, has returned to Sweden after more than 25 years in the United States. The Reimers-designed masterpiece is in extremely good condition thanks to the former owner Jerry Sullivan in Milwaukee.The Swedish classic yacht community is delighted, since many yachts have been sold abroad and very few have returned. ...

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VIXEN – Brooklin Boat Yard

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VIXEN is a 15 square meter “skerry” boat designed by Knud Reimers and built in 1937 by Oscar Schelin at Kungsors Boat Yard in Central Sweden. Just prior to World War II she was imported to the United Kingdom where she joined a small but active fleet of “meter boats”. Not much of VIXEN’s post World War II history is ...

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Authors Needed!!!!

A History of the
Gull Lake Yacht Club
1926-1987

A website lives and dies by the content it presents. This site is designed in a magazine format with the intention to allow others besides the administrator and editor to post content to the site. If you are a boat owner looking for a way to document the restoration of your boat or a boat owner wishing  to share their ...

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Skerry Cruisers of North America is Back!!!!

A History of the
Gull Lake Yacht Club
1926-1987

Over the weekend a few little issues were found and repaired. We feel confident now that we can ask visitors to register as users, subscribe to receive email post, and comment on any of the posts. We hope you enjoy the site! (View Count 431)

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15 Square Meter

A History of the
Gull Lake Yacht Club
1926-1987

The 15 square meter class is very popular in Europe, but we do not know of any in the United States.  If anyone knows of any please contact this site. (View Count 502)

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Wallon Sailers’ Video

Wallon Sailers’ Video

Video of members of Wallon Sailers racing 17 square meter boats in Michigan.  With any luck they will join us on this site. (View Count 624)

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Udell Update 2011

U10 - Kona II with the Chicago skyline, courtesy Robert Christie

This update has been in the works for quite some time, but this is what has been going on. U10 – Kona II with the Chicago skyline, courtesy Robert Christie U5 Patriot Barbara reports that Patriot has been under restoration since the winter of 2010. Patriot attended the 2010 22s championship in Sweden where Patriot was very appreciated. During the ...

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Generations of Boat Builders

Isabella, Photo courtesy Ryan Hunwicks

This site had the pleasure of conversing with Mr. Ryan Hunwicks of Port Credit, Ontario Canada about his family’s boat building history. In particular the construction of the 22 square metre boat Isabella which was launched on July 19, 2002. What follows is Ryan’s narration of his family’s boat building history. Enjoy! I can’t really begin to tell my story ...

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The Ghost of Bacardi

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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Skerry Search Update

Vinst II (U3)

Orn – S90 (S58) One of the boats that we are trying to determine the status of is that of Orn a.k.a. Bonny.  The boat was owned by several prominent 22 sqm sailers in Chicago including Roland Rayment and Dr. Craig Travis, but it left Chicago in the late eighties..  It was thought that Dr. Travis sold the boat to ...

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