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MIT Sailing
75th Anniversary Renewal Project

K6 Fleet of 2 Boats

A larger sloop has always been an integral part of the fleet at MIT. The K6 is an exciting new development in sloop design because it teaches team work to novice sailors, while remaining an exhilarating and responsive boat for those seeking a thrill. The boats accelerate easily and reach high speeds, but the boats are ballasted by a bulb keel so they are nearly impossible to capsize.

K6s Racing

Many clubs are choosing to include sportboats in their fleets as a way to keep maturing dinghy sailors involved in sailboat racing with an exciting but not-too-scary experience. American YC in Rye, NY selected the K6 after a long evaluation process in 2007. They have now purchased 20 of these and feel that it stood alone amongst the many suitors. Some unique characteristics which the K6 possess are:

  • All epoxy hull construction for durability
  • Self-tacking jib with furler
  • Easy-to-use asymmetrical spinnaker with snuffer
  • Bulb keel makes capsizing nearly impossible
  • Boats light weight, 600 lbs, is responsive to changes in breeze pressure

  • Naming & Giving Opportunities
  • $30,000 to name one complete* K6
  • Give!
  • $75,000 to name and endow one complete K6
  • Give!
    * includes hull, spars, mainsail, jib, spinnaker, and canvas cover.
    K6 with Spinnarker

    Top: Fasten your seatbelts!

    Left: A K6 is responsive even in the lightest of zephyrs.

    Right: Open, self-bailing cockpit allows sailors to focus on sail trim. K6




    This fleet made possible by: Your Name Here!

    Full boat donations or Fleet gifts will proudly display a plaque inside the cockpit area for all users to appreciate your generosity.

    All donors or groups of donors are invited to name their boat as well. Historically, names have been chosen to honor a coach, family friend, interesting inspiration or person of admiration. The choice is yours!

    MIT Engineers


    Candace L. Royer
    Associate Director of Development / Athletics
    MIT Office of Individual Giving

    Updated: 2021/06/07 11:29:34
    Updated: 2021/06/07 11:29:34