6 Metre World Championships

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The 6 Metre World Championships are biennial international sailing regattas in the 6 Metre class organized by the International Sailing Federation and the International Six Metre Association.[1]

Most titles has Swedish sailor Pelle Petterson won, with three titles between 1977 and 1983. Second most titles have Swiss Bernard Haissly and Swedish Carl-Gustaf Piehl, with two.

The most championships has been won by Swedish sailors, eighth editions, followed by Swiss sailors, three titles, and sailors of Canada and the United States (two each).

The 6 Metre was an Olympic class from 1908 to 1952.

History[edit]

The first 6 Metre World Championships were held in Seattle in 1973.

Editions[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1973 Seattle  United States
Tom Blackaller
1975 Sandhamn  Sweden
Patric Fredell
1977 Marstrand  Sweden
Pelle Pettersson
1979 Seattle  Sweden
Pelle Pettersson
1981 Lake Constance no champion decided
1983 Newport  Sweden
Pelle Pettersson
1985 Cannes   Switzerland
Philippe Dürr
1987 Oyster Bay  Great Britain
Bruce Owen
1989 Marstrand  United States
John Kostecki
1991 Torquay  Sweden
Leif Carlsson
1993 Cannes  Italy
Favini
1995 Sandhamn  Sweden
Carl-Gustav Piehl
1997 Cannes  Great Britain
Bruce Owen
1999 Hanko   Switzerland
Bernard Haissly
2003 St.-Tropez  Sweden
Carl-Gustav Piehl
 Germany
Dietrich Grünau
 Sweden
2005 Sandhamn  Courage IX (GER)
Dietrich Grünau
Albert Batzill
Eddy Eich
 Battlecry (GBR)
Ben Clothier

 Fleau (SUI)
Bernard Haissly

2007 Cowes  Fleau (SUI)
Bernard Haissly
 Battlecry (GBR)
Ben Clothier
 Courage IX (GER)
Dietrich Grünau
2009 Newport  Sophie II (SWE)
Hugo Stenbeck
 Scoundrel (GBR)
Rob Gray
 Scoundrel (USA)
Bob Cadranell
2011 Helsinki  Junior (FRA)
Yann Marilley
 May Be XIV (SWE)
Patric Fredell
 Sophie II (SWE)
Hugo Stenbeck
2013 Flensburg  St. Francis IX (CAN)
Ross MacDonald
 Valhalla (GBR)
Robert Smith
 Courage IX (GER)
Albert Batzill

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association Suisse 6mJI". 6metre.ch. Retrieved 2014-03-05.