the Sira Cup


Name The Sira Cup
Year of Origin 1939
Year Donated 1983
Donated by His Majesty The King of Norway Olaf V
Owner of the trophy The International Eight Metre Association
Qualifying Yachts All Int. 8-Metres built and designed prior to 1960 holding a valid certificate of rating and answering to the deed of gift and rules of the Sira Cup.
Scoring The winner of the Sira Cup is the classic 8-Metre answering to the deed of gift of the Sira Cup with the best result in the overall score. The scoring therefore is calculated using the actual points from the overall score.

the Sira Cup

Since 1983, every year the classic International Eight Metre yachts race for what is by far the most prestigious Trophy in their class. Very few in the class know the story and the deed of gift of the Sira Cup.  I hope that we will be able to continue to race for decades to come in the true spirit of our wonderful Eight Metre Class in and at all time the SIRA Cup will be granted to the winning yacht respecting the wishes of the late King of Norway Olav V and the late Erik Anker, son of the great Norwegian yacht designer Johan Anker.

INTERNATIONAL EIGHT METRE ASSOCIATION
Sira Cup winners 1983 - 2020

YearLocationYacht NameYacht ClubDesignDesign YearOwner (s)NationalityCrew Members
1983NorwayVisionRoyal Norwegian YC - (KNS)Charles Nicholson1930Robin ClarkCanadaGlenn Foster - Andy Kostanecki - Richard Hudson
1984CanadaVisionRoyal Canadian YC - (RCYC)Charles Nicholson1930Robin ClarkCanadaTom Clarke (helm) - Nicki Clarke - Kirsty Clarke - Hans Fogh - Paul Davis - Richard Hudson
1985U.S.A.VisionRochester Yacht Club (RYC)Charles Nicholson1930Robin ClarkCanadaRobin Clarke (helm) - Tom Clarke - Nicki Clarke - Kirsty Clarke - Tony Bowman - Vanessa Case.
1986FranceAyanaClub Nautique de CannesFrancois Camatte1947Walter LatschaSwitzerland
1987FinlandWyeNyländska Jaktklubben (NJK)Charles Nicholson1935Sigge SvenssonSwedenSven Mårdh - Lars Evaldsson - Alan Chester - Philip Crebbin - Lars-Åke Karlsson - Sigge Svensson
1988SwedenWandaRoyal Swedish Yacht Club - (KSSS)Tore Holm1937Lasse BjorkSwedenLars Björk (helm) - Dan Stenlund - Börje Larsson - Göran Edin - Sven Matton - Jarl Holm - Johnny Modig
1989CanadaVenture IIRoyal Canadian Yacht Club E.A. Shuman1938Lorne CorleyCanadaLorne Corley (Helm) - Bruce Corley - John Dakin - Bryan Gooderham - Richard Self - John Lazier
1990U.S.A.Venture IIRochester Yacht ClubE.A. Shuman1938Lorne CorleyCanadaLorne Corley (Helm) - Bruce Corley - John Dakin - Bryan Gooderham - Richard Self - John Lazier
1991CanadaVenture IIPort Credit YCE.A. Shuman1938Lorne CorleyCanadaLorne Corley (Helm) - Bruce Corley - John Dakin - Bryan Gooderham - Richard Self - John Lazier
1992SwedenIsabelNynashamn (KSSS)Gustav Estlander1928Bo PerssonSweden
1993FinlandAndromedaNyländska Jaktklubben (NJK)Arvid Laurin1947Ola & Ulf NilssonSwedenOla Nilsson - Ulf Nilsson - Claes Liljeson - Erik Båsk - Matti Muoniovaara - Jonas Dromberg
1994FranceVisionClub Nautique de CannesCharles Nicholson1930Eric MalletFranceJérôme Dupin - Pierre Bonnet - Christophe Crémadès - Romaric Nungesser - Jean Michel Roux - Jean Marie Dauris - Eric Mallet
1995HollandVisionRoyal Yacht Club Hollandia Charles Nicholson1930Eric MalletFranceJérôme  Dupin - Christophe Crémadès - Jean Michel Roux - Jean Marie Dauris - Romaric Nungesser - Gilles Mallet - Eric Mallet
1996U.S.A.IskareenSodus Bay Y.C.Olin J. Stephens1939Ralph ReimannCanadaRalph Reimann - Bert Reimann - Steve Bardon - Mark Bird - Mike Rustom - Tim Rickards - Ash Das
1998SwitzerlandVisionSociété Nautique de GenèveCharles Nicholson1930Eric MalletFranceChristophe Crémadès - Jean Baptiste Bossuet - Jean Michel Roux - Yannick Lecreq - Gilles Mallet - Eric Mallet - Pascal Bidegorry - Jérôme Dupin
1999U.S.A.NorsemanRochester Yacht ClubCedric Gyles1930William J. RoueCanadaCedric G. E Gyles (Helm) - Shannon Howard - Jason Williams - Peter Gyles - Donna Mouck - Christine Medland - Ed Gyles
2000ItalyBonaYacht Club ItalianoVittorio Baglietto1934Giovanni MognaItalyHelm: Giovanni Mogna - Tactician: Tiziano Nava - Mainsail: Paolo Brasca -Tailer: Marco Pomi - Pitman: Achille Tacchi - Mastman: George Miguel - Bowman: Alfio Lavazza
2002FinlandBonaNyländska Jaktklubben (NJK)Vittorio Baglietto1934Giovanni MognaItalyHelm: Giovanni Mogna - Tactician: Tiziano Nava - Mainsail: Paolo Brasca -Tailer: Marco Pomi - Pitman: Achille Tacchi - Mastman: George Miguel - Bowman: Alfio Lavazza
2003FranceBonaSociété Nautique La Trinite-sur-merVittorio Baglietto1934Giovanni MognaItalyHelm: Giovanni Mogna - Tactician: Tiziano Nava - Mainsail: Paolo Brasca -Tailer: Marco Pomi - Pitman: Achille Tacchi - Mastman: George Miguel - Bowman: Alfio Lavazza
2004SwitzerlandCutty TouSociété Nautique de GenèveCharles Nicholson1930Alain & Gilles MinosFranceAlain Minos – Gilles Minos – Nicolas Minos – Mikeal Minos – Xavier Minos – Xavier Campaignole – Robert Champagnat
2005CanadaIskareenRoyal Canadian Yacht ClubOlin J. Stephens1939Ralph ReimannCanadaRalph Reimann - Bert Reimann - Tim Rickards - Mike Rustom - James Countouris - Luc D'Aoust
2006GermanyFroyaLindauer Segles ClubBjarne Aas1939Peter GrohSwitzerland
2007ScotlandSaskiaRoyal Northern & Clyde Yacht ClubWilliam Fife III1930Dr. John StephensAustraliaJohn Stephen (helm) - Michael Stephen (skipper) - Ian Short (tactician and sailmaker) - Glen Cooper - Lindsay May (navigator) - Doug Sturrock - Stuart  Milburn - Mick York
2008NorwaySiraRoyal Norwegian Yacht ClubJohan Anker1938H.M. King HaraldNorwayH.M. King Harald V of Norway (helm) - Einar Koefoed - Arve Roaas - Kjell Inge Heiberg - Hans Joergen Bauck Jr. - Sveinung Torgersen - Kjell Arne Myrann
2009FranceSevernInternational Yacht Club HyeresWilliam Fife III1930Fred MeyerSwitzerland0
2010CanadaRaven > now - PandoraRoyal Canadian Yacht ClubSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Mark Decelles & Richard SelfCanadaRichard Self - Mark Decelles - Bryan Gooderham -Hugh Beaton - Mike Molloy - Reinhard Brucker - Ian Newell
2011GermanyRaven > now - PandoraFlensburg Segler ClubSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Mark Decelles & Richard SelfCanadaRichard Self - Mark Decelles - Bryan Gooderham -Hugh Beaton - Mike Molloy - Reinhard Brucker - Ian Newell
2012EnglandRaven > now - PandoraRoyal Yacht SquadronSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Mark Decelles & Richard SelfCanadaRichard Self - Mark Decelles - Bryan Gooderham -Hugh Beaton - Mike Molloy - Reinhard Brucker - Heiko Buhmann
2013FinlandRaven > now - PandoraHelsingfors SegelsällskapSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Mark Decelles & Richard SelfCanadaRichard Self - Mark Decelles - Bryan Gooderham -Hugh Beaton - Mike Molloy - Reinhard Brucker - Heiko Buhmann
2014FranceRaven > now - PandoraSociété Nautique La Trinite-sur-merSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Mark Decelles & Richard SelfCanadaRichard Self - Mark Decelles - Bryan Gooderham -Hugh Beaton - Mike Molloy - Reinhard Brucker - Heiko Buhmann
2015SwitzerlandWyvernSociété Nautique de GenèveW. Starling Burgess1928Ruediger StihlGermanyHelm Eckhard Kaller - Rüdiger Stihl - Matthias Adamczewski - Thorsten Müller - Sebastian Reischl - Thomas Zeller - Adrian Bleninger
2016CanadaBangaloreRoyal Canadian Yacht ClubJohan Anker1928Bart MeuringCanadaTerry McLaughlin - Bart Meuring - Rob Hemming - Shannon Howard - Geoff Moore - Robb Graham - Jason Williams - Jeff Gillmeister
2017NorwayPandoraRoyal Norwegian Yacht ClubSir. T.C. Glenn Coats1938Werner DeuringCanadaWerner Deuring (skipper) - Markus Sagmeister - Michael Seifarth - Reinhard Brucker - Thomas Schäffler - Dan Slater - Hugh Beaton
2018GermanyLunaYacht Club LangenargenCharles Nicholson1930Harri and Markus RosschierFinlandNiko Roschier - Kenneth Thelen - Jouni Seppi - Antti -Pekka Raitisto - Kimmo Viljamaa
2019Great BritainWandaRoyal Yacht SquadronTore Holm1938Lars IngebergNorwayLars Ingeberg - Dag Usterud - Torgeir Pedersen - Fredrik Honningsvag - Öistein Sabel - Christoffersen - Johan Karlsson - Jesper Aberg