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  • Bermuda RW 2014 Preview Bermuda International Invitational Race Week starts on May 3rd with registration and will continue until the evening of May 9th with prize giving. For the IODs racing will consist of ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2014, 4:37 PM by Danielle Lawson
  • Nantucket to Host the Worlds in 2015 Our sincere thanks to the Nantucket YC and the Nantucket IOD Fleet for rallying around our cause and to host the World Championships in 2015.  The event will be 5 ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2014, 5:40 PM by Danielle Lawson
  • New Life for Old IODs in Scandinavia Here is some news from Scandinavia! SWE68 "Hvid" is about to be sold to Norway and Fred Olsen, and will be named "Huttetu III" . Urban Ristorp, Lars, Thordis BerntssonUrban ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2013, 8:07 AM by Danielle Lawson
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The International One-Design Class was conceived to build, maintain and race a fleet of "One-Design Yachts, distinctive in appearance and performance, using one-design racing, and especially to develop the competitive capacities of both helmsmen and crews under the fairest and most equal conditions."

The design of the International One-Design was inspired by a Six Metre created by the famous Norwegian architect and builder Bjarne Aas, in 1935. Cornelius Shields, Sr., impressed by her beauty and handling qualities,
initiated action for an entire Class similar in design and appearance, but with a loftier rig and a short shelter and storage cabin. Aas submitted plans and specifications in 1936 and a syndicate was formed. 
In late 1936, twenty five International One-Designs yachts were delivered from Norway and commenced racing on Long Island Sound. Since that time, other fleets have formed in Norway, the UK, Bermuda, Canada and the United States.
With 12 fleets in 5 countries and over 150 yachts actively racing, the International One Design was the first class to be recognized by ISAF as a "Classic" One Design Class. 
2011 marked the 75th anniversary of the International One Design Class.  We celebrated with a grand regatta in Marblehead, MA where we were proud to have some 
of the original 25 hulls racing alongside newer fiberglass versions and brand new wooden models all aligned as International One Designs and committed to testing the skill of the helmsperson and her crew. 

"The Saga of the International One-Design"

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Upcoming Events:

May 3 - May 9, 2014
2014 Bermuda Invitational Race Week

June 27 - June 29, 2014
Nantucket Invitational

June 23 - June 27, 2014

2014 World Championships
Tonsberg Seilforening, Norway
Link to Notice of Race
Link to Official Website

August 14 - 15, 2014
Nantucket Race Week Invitational Pro-Am 

August 28 - 31, 2014
2014 North American Invitational
Chester, Nova Scotia
Link to Notice of Race

September 13-18, 2015
2015 World Championships
Nantucket, USA