• SIX METRE WORLDS
    HANKO, FINLAND, AUGUST 1–9, 2019
    6mR Worlds 2011, Helsinki. Photo: Sailpix

About the Six Metre Class World Championships

The International Six Metre class is a class of classic racing yachts. Sixes are a construction class, meaning that the boats are not identical but are all designed to meet specific measurement formula, in this case International rule. At their heyday, Sixes were the most important international yacht racing class, and they are still raced around the world. "Six metre" in class name does not, somewhat confusingly, refer to length of the boat, but product of the formula; 6mR boats are, on average, 10–11 metres long.


Approximately 50-60 boats from across Europe and North America are expected to attend the 2019 World Championship in Hanko, Finland. This will be the third time a Six Metre World Championship has been held in Finland.


Six Metre World Championship host destinations include:

2019 – Hanko, Finland

2017 – Vancouver, Canada

2015 – La Trinité-sur-Mer, France

2013 – Flensburg, Germany

2011 – Helsinki, Finland

2009 – Newport, USA

2007 – Cowes, UK

2005 – Sandhamn, Sweden

2003 – St. Tropez, France

1999 – Hanko, Finland

1997 – Cannes, France

1995 – Sandhamn, Sweden

1993 – Cannes, France

1991 – Torquay, UK

1989 – Marstrand, Sweden

1987 – Oaster Bay, USA

1985 – Cannes, France

1983 – Newport, USA

1979 – Seattle, USA

1977 – Marstrand, Sweden

1975 – Sandhamn, Sweden

1973 – Seattle, USA


 
 

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