KIng Olav V Cup

The photo on the right shows Olav V, King of Norway dedicating a silver plate racing cup to the Puget Sound Six Metre Association on October 19, 1975. The 15 liter cup is inscribed with the King's personal crest and the 6 metre insignia. The King, in his speech, 'hoped for many new constructions in this fine Class which we have all sailed...and loved". The huge cup required an enormous amount of champagne to fill but the 200 crew and families present dispatched it with ease. The first series for this cup was sailed the following weekend and US 111 Razzle Dazzle put in a commanding performance to become the first title holder. That this new construction should win seemed appropriate in view of the King's hopes for the class. Otto Giese (in yachting cap on the King's left) escorted the King on a review of the Fleet including his own Oslo II, which used to be the King's yacht.

History Courtesy of: Six Meter North America