Great Historical Pictures of Eights


The Photo Collection of the Swedish Maritima Muséet is a treasure chest for all classic yacht lovers. I found about 250 pictures of 8 metres from the early 30ies to the 50ies. Most of the pictures in the collections are from the annual great regattas in Sandhamn in the heydays of R-yacht sailing. The yachts above are Wanda (S-3), Katrina (L-8) and Pinuccia (I-22) in the Sandhamn regatta of 1947. For more goodies: 1) click at the link below, 2) then click at foto" in the upper left corner and 3) finally query for "8mR" (or the name of your boat) in the "Fritext"-field at

(Kirjoittanut Kim Weckström)

8mr 22.1.2010