Memory page

Official homepage of International Monotype-XV Ice Yacht Racing Association

Home  Racing results  Regattas  Organizing regattas  Board news!  Drawings/rules  Build  Right-of-way (pdf)  Gallery  Links  Constitution  Trophy's  Contact  Bank  Archive


Monotype-XV sailors memory page                          

Mats Löfberg
left us January 30, 2020.

Mats Löfberg (L2)

Dear all Monotype-XV icesailing representatives:

Estonian yachting and iceboating have lost a friend of sailing and iceboating, mentor in several technical issues and good teacher Jyri Saraskin. 

Jyri was born in 1938 in Pärnu and started his all-life sailing activities in 1953. 

He was repeatedly in several classes the Estonian Champion during 1960-1970. 

During 1969-1979 he won several prizes in iceboating for Europeans, Soviet Union and Estonian Champs. 

He was measurer of international level and highly estimated sailmaker.For several decades he was the World Sailing Finn Class Chief Measurer.

His contribution on nowadays Finn boats precise and continuous measuring process results in maximum similarity of competing boats. 

He was the member of the Board of the Estonian Sailing Union and of the Estonian Iceboating Union, in 2015 he was selected to the Hall of Fame of Finn Class.

This year President of the Republic of Estonia awarded the Order of the White Star V class to him. 

During recent years he was supporting and assisting in running Monotype XV competitons in Estonia and his technical advice was of great help to Estonian Monotype-XV iceboaters.

Monotype –XV Estonia has lost a good friend and mentor, helpful experienced iceboater and technical advisor.

Deepest condolences to the Family

Estonian Monotype-XV icesailors
June 13, 2019

Jyri Saraskin

Foto: Greta Tooming, KJK (Kalev Jahtklubi)

Betting Bakker (H-20) -Jan 8, 2018

Dear Friends,

We received the sad news that Betting Bakker has passed away.

Betting sailed many boats in his life, probably mostly the Regenboog Class with which he sailed many races. He had his XV H -20 “Blue Ice” built in 1997 and sailed as well in the Netherlands as many races abroad. We will remember him as a generous man with a good sense of humor.

We will miss him, we had a lot of fun together. He was a loyal member and contributed to Monotype XV Nederland.

Our thoughts are with his family and especially Steven and Oscar.

Ge Been (NED-13) in memoriam october 2017

Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that last night our dear Friend Ge Been has passed away. He has been an inspiring sailing friend for many of us, always ready to help out with advice, tools, gear and work and he has built some of the most beautiful Monotypes around as well as a wonderful traditional Dutch ice yacht. But also in wet water sailing he has built, restored and helped so many yachts and yachtsmen. His workbench in his workshop, with the woodstove and coffee and beers on the grinding table was a famous place of gathering because foremost, Ge was a very generous and hospitable, social man.

We will all miss him very much indeed and will often think back, with a smile, to his many standard expressions, comments on work properly or poorly done, and the social center he was in so many lives. That we can cherish and be grateful for. Our thoughts are with his wife Marrie and daughter Brigitte, grandchild and family.
Kind regards,
Pieter den Haan Oct 25, 2017

Ge Been 2010

Jan Hesselman 1940-2010

Jan was one of initiators of reestablishing the XV class internationally, and the driving force in the XV class in Sweden 1991-1995. Jan was also behind the first XV (XV S-16) to be built for Swedish sailors.
Photo: in Fiskeboda 2005   by Ulf Torberger

Oleg Ekimov 1938-2007
Photo: in Fiskeboda 2001   by Ulf Torberger

Anatolij Konovalov -2003

Nikolaj Kargopolov -2003
Photo: in Vörtsjärv 2002   by Ulf Torberger

Last week, two of our fellow members and very close friends got killed in a car accident. Anatolij Konovalov and Nikolaj Kargopolov are no longer with us. This came as a huge shock, and will certainly have very bad consequences for Monotype class in Russia as these two gentlemen were the driving force behind the Russian Monotype-XV.
George Bolsch October 1, 2003








IM-XVIYRA,  c/o Ulf Torberger,  Jaktvägen 81,  SE-187 42 TÄBY,  SWEDEN

This page was last updated on 29-jun-2019.