K6

K6 going downwind

Description 2/3 person keelboat
Class status International
Length 5.8 m
Displacement 280 kg
Sail area mainsail and jib 19.7 m²
Sail area spinnaker 29 m²
Aldeburgh handicap 913
Number of boats in fleet 6
Fleet captain Nick Jones
Class association website www.k6class.org/

 

 

 

K6 at Aldeburgh
The K6 is an exciting keelboat to sail and race, with an active UK racing circuit, with occasional regattas in the US and Lake Garda.

With a lifting keel to provide stability, but a sailing weight of just 280kg, speeds of over 17 knots are achievable.

AYC has a fleet of 6 K6’s all of which are actively sailed and raced. The river benefits of have very few obstacles interupting the wind, but generally has flat water – ideally conditions for a K6.  A long slipway and moveable pontoon allows access at all states of the tide.

To read a review of the K6, click here, or click on the K6 website above.

A Youtube clip of the K6 sailing is below.