Designer: Tore Holm

Tore Holm in 1931

He started out in 1920 as a crew member on the Swedish boat Sif, where he won the gold medal in the 40 sq.m class and eight years later he conquered the bronze medal, as a crew member on Sylvia in the 8-Metre class. In 1932 he won his second gold medal, this time being on the crew of the Bissbi, in the 6-Metre class. At the Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936, he did not win a medal after finishing fourth in the 8-Metre class competition. He finished his Olympic career in 1948 on the 6 metre class with his fourth medal, and second bronze, as part of the crew on the Ali Baba II.

Yacht designer

In the early 1920s, the Holm boatyard at Gamleby designed and built a number of boats in the Skerry Cruiser (or Square Metre Rule) Class. In the later 1920s and 1930s several more designs came to fruition built to the International or Metre Rule, particularly in the 6m, 8m and 10m classes.

Posthumous build of J-class yacht

In 2014 it was reported that a new J-Class hull, Svea, was under construction at the Freddie Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw shipyard in the Netherlands to an original design by Tore Holm dating from 1937. In 2015 it was reported that outfitting would be undertaken at the Vitters Shipyard.

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.


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