A Tale of Two Sixes

By Benjamin Cesare

A Tale of Two Sixes

How many know that the venerable International One Design, the oldest one-design keelboat still racing, the queen of the Long Island Sound elite sailors beginning in the late 1930s when Larchmont Yacht Club’s Cornelius Shields commissioned the first order, was in fact a one-design Six Metre? A Norwegian boat builder named Bjarne Aas is credited as the designer, and he built them out of oak and cedar beginning in 1936.

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