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Jolanda III


Class:International 6 Metre
Sail no:FIN39Home port:Helsingfors
Year designed:1936Country:Finland
Year built:1936Current Status: 
Designed by:Harry Wahl
Built by:Lemposaari, Wiborg, Finland

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

Year: 1968; Previous owner: Christer and Birger Liewendahl
Year: 1947; Previous location: Åland
Year: 1936; Previous owner: Harry Wahl

Restorations & Modifications:

YearName, Address of restorerDetails


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A short history of Jolanda III. Harry Wahl drew the Jolanda as his second Six Metre project after the L-1 Aglaja. The Jolanda participated in the NJK regatta 1936 with no great success. She only had foresail when most of the other participating Sixes had genuas. She had taken over the mast from the Habanera, which had burnt down. Harry Wahl, who sailed her, was already an old man, he died in 1940. During the war the Jolanda got splinters in her hull after a bombing attack and the mast was destroyed at the same time.

The Jolanda got a new home port on Åland about 1947 and raced very rarely. She also had a cabin at that time. In 1968 Christer and Birger Liewendahl took over the yacht, which had been laid up for 5 * years. Up until 1977 she competed mainly against the L-14 Anja. In 1977-8 she was renovated with a.o. a new teak deck and a new cabin. In 1981 the Jolanda participated in the Helsingfors regatta, where in a field of 15 Sixes she came among the 5 best ones. In the international against Sweden she won over the Alibaba II. The Jolanda has at her best come 4th altogether in the unofficial Nordic championships among 15 to 20 starting Sixes, and in fresh winds been able to beat her competitors.

In 1993 the Jolanda was flushed and the sheer was restored and at the same time she became considerably lighter. In 1993 she got a new lead keel, which has now become 270 kg lighter. The Jolanda III was classed in Lloyd's Register of Yachts in 1936 and 1939. Gunnar J Stenbäck, the well-known Six-Metre constructor, was supervisor when she was built.

The Jolanda III is in very good condition and has been spared from a lot of black spots in her bottom thanks to her not having had an iron frame. The deck is laid with Oregon pine with Honduras mahogany in edgings and plank-sheer. The hull is completely soaked in raw linseed oil and turpentine and the pine in the hull is beautifully pale under the painted surface. The 63-year old lady can look forward to the next sixty years with confidence and give her owner the privilege of sailing her.

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