Boat Name: Saskia II, ex. Erin, ex. Glicky
Sail: KC 19
Year Built: 1934
Designer: Fife
Builder: Fife
Owner: Rainer Muller
History: Saskia II was relaunched after a major restoration performed by Mark Wallace,, outside Sidney, B.C.
Saskia II was built for Sir A.S.Young to race on the Clyde, in a very active fleet of six meters, and represents the superb craftsmanship of the Fairlie builders at there peak. It is a testimony to the skills of these hardy men, who produced these “stradivarius’ of yachts, on the cold shores of the Clyde in Scotland, that these boats are still being appreciated and revered. Saskia II was chosen as part of the 1934 British team to compete in teh British American Team Race Challenge in 1934, and was shipped to the states, but was unsuccessful against the American 6 Meter’s which were then starting to dominate the class. Saskia II found her way to the Pacific Northwest in the 50’s or 60’s where there was a very active fleet.
As do all Fife meter boats of this era, Saskia II had wrought iron floors in her bilge's, which after 70 years haves wrecked havoc on frames and planking. The entire bottom of Saskia II has been rebuilt, all iron work replaced with cast silicon bronze [to the original Lloyds specifications] damaged frames and planking have been replaced or repaired. she is just completing a stem to stern authentic restoration that will take her back to her original 1934 configuration.
Saskia II was shipped back to Newport, Rhode Island in September 2009 for the International 6 Metre World Cup, placing a very respectable 6th of 24 in a highly competitive field. In 2010 Saskia made the trip to both Port Townsend, where she won the Olin J Stephens II Classic 6 Meter North Americans, and to Port Madison, where she was among the boats used for the Queen Christina Nations Cup.

Photo by Jim Rogers
Saskia II at the Boundary Cup, West Sound, Orcas Island