Classic One Metre Class
Everything Classic IOM
On Friday, 12th April 2019 our new fleet was launched.
The aims of the new fleet were simple:-
* To provide an environment where older boats could sail against others of similar vintage and thus be able to do well in the results without alwaysand depressingly being beaten by more modern hulls.
* To allow newcomers to our sport the opportunity to experience the world wide wonder of the International One Metre class of yachts, and compete in races for a reasonable outlay and without disrupting the highly competitive nature of our main IOM fleet.
* To provide a 'training ground' for people who wish to start in a small way and then aspire to good results with more modern hulls.
* To have fun doing it in any weather!
We have some designs that are around twenty years old, including a TS2 and a 3-Dogs. There are also a couple of Red Wines, as Assagai, a Box kite. Two of us had planned to build Chardonnays this year but other projects got in the way. Shame that we could not have a choice of wine other than RED!
Refurbishing an older IOM is very rewarding and provides a way to practice techniques that are not needed when a boat is acquired new for what can be a large amount of money.
Classic IOM Class Captain
A word from the Class Captain