Being There

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A quick correction to Snapper’s awesome report from the 6m Worlds, thanks to a Facebook reader: You wrote :”Fridolin’s keel lead was used by the Russians in WW2 for bullets”. This needs to be straightened out, it was the other way around – not used by the Russians but used against the Russians. Many fine Finnish yachts lost their keels during the WW2,  as their owners donated the keels to the Finnish army to be used as bullets. Many boats sailed with concrete or iron keels for decades before being refitted.
With the third Ukrainian weapon depot in a year blowing up mysteriously yesterday and the country still fighting to hold its borders against a newly adventurous Russia, we figured the Finns wouldn’t want anyone to forget their own battle against illegal Russian expansionism, and the fierce fighting of WW2 enabled by Finnish resolve and thousands of lead keels.
Photo from this 6m Class post.