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News, highlights and information about the Six Metre archive project.

World Digital Preservation Day 2019

It’s World Digital Preservation Day 2019! Did you know that the ISMA archive has no paper in it? At the ISMA archive we are all about digital preservation; it drives everything we do and is where we started out. On this World Digital Preservation Day I thought it might be a good idea to explore […]

Press release: International Six Metre Class Launches Ground-breaking Archive

3 October 2019 – London, England – The International Six Metre Class Association (ISMA) is delighted to announce the launch of a ground breaking online class archive at The Six Metre Class has a long and illustrious history dating back to the introduction of the International Rule in 1907. That history encompasses inclusion in […]

“How do I find…?” Getting the best from searching

One of the main aims of this project is to make the history of the Six Metres as accessible as we can. We have aimed to create a website that is intuitive to use and easy to navigate, but with such a large pool of information available it can sometimes be tricky to find what […]

Congratulations to our World Champions

It is now a week since the 2019 World Championships in Hanko, Finland. A great few days sailing was had by all in the beautiful Baltic sea, with sunshine, and perhaps not as much wind as we would have liked. Our two new champions for the Open and Classic classes respectively are Junior (SUI77) and […]

We are live!

We are really thrilled that, after months of hard work, the website is now live! You can now use the site to browse and research, whether you are an interested enthusiast, a Six Metre owner or sailor or a serious researcher. We hope you find it interesting and useful. Please be aware that the launch […]

Suomessa in Finland Exhibition

The ISMA archive is delighted to be supporting the “Six Metres in Finland” exhibition, which is running from 30th July to 9th August 2019 and can be visited at the Hanko City Hall in Finland. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre in Turku and is timed to coincide […]

World Championships in the archives

As we get closer to the 2019 World Championships, this time being held in Hanko, Finland, I thought it would be worth seeing what I can find in the archive on previous events. One of the best represented Worlds shown in the archive is the 2007 event hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, […]

A project with many contributors

It seems only right to celebrate the start of this wonderful new website by thanking those people who have contributed so much to it. A whole team of dedicated people have put in many hours and days of work to make this project come about. And although the website build has been months in the […]