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 won 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.

Tore Holm (standing) on an unidentified 6-Metre. Photo from the private collection of Birgitta Westlund.

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

Svea was built after the discovery of an old Tore Holm design from 1937.