Baltic Ocean Racer

Sven Östenson of Oxelösund, Sweden, bought this ocean racing yacht for about US$700 when he found it lying derelict in a local boat yard. He writes the boat, a Lage Eklund design, has a rounded turtle-deck, which leaked and caused a great deal of rot. Östensson spent two years restoring her--giving her new deck beams, planking, rudder, and sheerstrakes--before launching her near his home. Sweden is a boating paradise, he adds, with 50,000 islands along the coast and most of them are uninhabited, so it is possible to go ashore almost anywhere.

Design Specs

LOA:
26′ 
0″
Beam:
7′ 
10″
Designer Name: 
Lage Eklund
Type/Rig/Power: 
Sloop
Builder Name: 
Sven Östensson
Home Port: 
Oxelösund, Sweden
Launching Date: 
June 06, 2010