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Johan of Rhu


Class:International 6 Metre Rule: Third metre rule
Sail no:KC17Home port:Vancouver
Year designed:1939Country:Canada
Year built:1939Current Status: 
Designed by:James McGruer
Built by:McGruer & Son, Clynder, United Kingdom

Rig: d/k
Construction: d/k


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LWL:d/kTrim tab:d/k
Beam:d/kWings on keel:d/k
Draft:d/kL (Measured):d/k
Luff (A) IRC (P):d/kDate of last measurement certificate:d/k
Fore triangle (J):d/kMeasurer:d/k
Foot (B) IRC (E):d/kIRC Rating:d/k
Sail area:d/kn year:d/k


This section records what is known about the past history of the boat.
Complete one row for each change of name, sail number, location and/or owner and the year in which the change(s) occurred. The current owner is not displayed unless permission has been given.

Year acquired: d/k; Current owner: Not displayed

Year: d/k; Previous name: Renaissance
Year: d/k; Previous name: Pheonix
Year: 1939; Previous name: Johan of Rhu; Previous sail no: K43/K65?; Previous owner: W B & N P Donaldson

Restorations & Modifications:

YearName, Address of restorerDetails


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Prince Henry BC KC17 - now owned by Jean Denis Sarraquine St Tropez? (Saskia of Rhu)

A 1948 James McGruer design, near sister to Noa and GBR 48 Caprice, she was acquired from Tobermory on Lake Huron, in June 2004 by a Vancouver syndicate headed by Craig Murray. She represented Great Britain in the 1948 Olympics. After being sunk by another six in the early 90’s at the last 6 meter event to take place on Lake Ontario, she languished in a boatyard and was later purchased at auction in a lien dispute. She was restored and renamed "Phoenix", then "Renaissance." The photos below show her with sails purchased from the Seattle Sailing Foundation, which owned USA 123 Steverino at the time. Her mast is non-standard, and may need to be upgraded to class specifications. Johan was reassembled just in time to compete in the 2004 North Americans in Vancouver in the Summer of 2004, her first six meter event since her unfortunate sinking

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Sources & References

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Registers/Yard Lists:
  • McGruer Register : 390

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