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Topic: Sigma 8 Metre
Posted By: Pete Cooper
Subject: Sigma 8 Metre
Date Posted: 09 Jun 06 at 1:33pm
Can anyone remember what the Sigma 8 was called before it became the Sigma 8?  I don't know why but it's been doing my head in over the laast few days.



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Posted By: goyejl
Date Posted: 25 Jun 06 at 4:41am
The Sigma 8 was sold under the name Sigma from Plymouth based Marine Projects. But the boat was from Slovenia and have been Known under the following names: Shipman 8m (In denmark), Sunbeam 8m (in Austria) and Seaway 8m (in Slovenia)


Posted By: Pete Cooper
Date Posted: 26 Jun 06 at 7:42pm
Thanks for that.  However I am sure it was sold in Britain before it became the Sigma 8, and that is the information that eludes me.


Posted By: damp_freddie
Date Posted: 17 Jul 06 at 2:39pm
we called them slovenian 8m's

dunno if that was official but nick stratton was punting them at the time with that being  the verbal handel

I believe there is another name which relates to the circle of stars used on the boats mainsail prior to the sigma misnomer.


Posted By: far canal
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 3:30pm
not where nick stratton lived , called em sigma 8's from the begining .


Posted By: Pete Cooper
Date Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 12:30pm
Nick Stratton works out of Rhu Marina, but they were sold before they were named Sigma 8's - I know as I sailed on one on the Clyde before they were known as Sigma 8's.


Posted By: far canal
Date Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 9:58am

if its troubling youse why not ask Nick then

 

he can be e mailed through his website @ http://nickstrattonyachts.com - http://nickstrattonyachts.com

 

Nick used to lend me his first own boat and demonstrator Djinn something or other with a grey hull ,it was definately called a sigma 8, and probably the fastest ever built. it had an 8 surrounded by *********'s on sail , no sigma sign .

 

Bill Mc Kay I think was also involved at slovenia end , praps he brought an unbranded demo over at some point before Nick took on agency and distribution. Nick was a or even the Sigma distrubutor for uk , hence the reason why HE branded them Sigma 8's.



Posted By: damp_freddie
Date Posted: 12 Aug 06 at 10:40pm

Originally posted by far canal

not where nick stratton lived , called em sigma 8's from the begining .

 

nope.

 

I raced against Nick and Miles at the time (c93 IFRC) and they only started calling them that after a couple of seasons, when they noticed the trademark wasn't owned by any existing company-

 

---much to David Thomas's annoyance by some verbal accounts, allegedly, not confirmed.

 

The later ones were really quite well built but there was a keel-cord issue with cavatation.....

 

Anyway, they did a better job with the Hydro, which we could do with a modern equivalent

 



Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 13 Aug 06 at 8:30am

Originally posted by damp_freddie

---much to David Thomas's annoyance by some verbal accounts, allegedly, not confirmed.

I don't see why. He didn't own the brand, or even design all the boats e.g. Sigma/400 was Rob Humphreys.



Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 18 Mar 18 at 7:16pm
Ha ha just bought one :)  sigma 8 that is , nearly bought a 400 too few years ago but wont say what i  i bought instead 😉

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