Off Course


This used to be the official homesite of the famous 6mR yacht "Off Course".

Off Course is for Sale

The owners Kaj and Erik have decided to sell the yacht.

During the ownership in Finland the yacht has been optimized for race sailing. It has always been a top competitor in the Finnish ranking series and it should be possible to always be in the top 5 with a reasonable crew. All critical bottom parts have been renewed in 1989, the deck with top freeboard planks and Harken hardware have been renewed in 2000. The rig is from 2011 and there are more than 15 sails for different wind conditons made after year 2000.

Price in ready to race condition in Helsinki is 70.000 Euro.

At the moment the yacht is located at HSK in Lauttasaari, Helsinki and it will be launched during May 2014.

Erik Lähteenmäki, +358 400 199950
Kaj Karumaa, +358 50 3425033


28.5.2011 "Off Course" was launched after busy preparation the whole week.

Kaitsu preparing the deck

20.5.2011 Springtime works on the yacht are up to speed. Bottom has been prepared and the deck will be lacquered on Sunday 22nd.

14.8.2010 Viaporin Tuoppi - biggest annual wooden sail boat happening in Helsinki organized by SuPS. "Off Course" won the 6mR class and celebrated also her 70th birthday.

People gathered around Off Course to celebrate her 70th birthday

6.-8.8.2010 6mR Class Championships at SuPS - with a record number of 22 sixes attending. "Off Course" races with Kalle Pihl as skipper and finishes 8th which means 4th position in the 2010 6mR- total ranking.
Rest of the team: Johan "Juppe" Ehrnrooth, Jonne Pettersson, Mika Rauhala, Eku Lähteenmäki. After the race "Off Course" stays at Suomenlinna harbour to next weekend.

Kalle, Juppe and Mika in action

5.8.2010 After a short summer pause it is time for the 6mR Nationals organized by SuPS at Suomenlinna. On Thursday night before the race "Off Course" was towed to Suomenlinna by Kalle Pihl, Mika Rauhala and Eku.

10.-11.7.2010 Direct after the last race in Hanko on Saturday Kaj equipped the yacht with food and beer and started his trip from Hanko to Helsinki alone. First day he managed to sail to Barösund also using the spinnaker. On Sunday "Off Course" arrived to Helsinki.

8.-10.7.2010 The traditional Hanko Regatta first time organized with two starts per day. This year in good summer winds with no delays because of the light wind. Pekka Barck as guest star onboard on Thursday and Saturday to party in Hanko with his old sail- mates before moving to Singapore. Other sailors in the team during the weekend Mika Rauhala, Micki Honka- vaara, Kalle Pihl, Kaj end Eku.

Before the last start on Saturday "Off Course" was in good positions to reach third position, but an "OCS" dropped the yacht to a 5th position, 1 point after Alibaba II.


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We thank our sponsors and all people who have helped us to make it possible to race and have fun in this traditional race sailing class.