About the IF-boat
The IF-Boat is one of the largest one design classes. It is spread all over the country. Racing with IF-Boat can thus be done in one design class at several locations. The location for the Swedish Championship (SM) arrangment is rotating between the West Coast and East Coast of Sweden, so that most sailors will have the possibility of competing about the Swedish Championship near the own region.
The IF-Boat was designed in 1967 by Tord Sundén. In 1970 the IF-boat was accepted as One Design class by the Swedish Sailing Federation.
The IF-Boat was manufactured at Marieholms Bruk in Småland. Boats has also been manufactured in Australia on licence from Marieholms Bruk.
Swedish IF-Boat Association
The Swedish IF-Boat association works for keeping the IF-Boat as an one design class and that racing in IF-Boat should not be too expensive. The association has about 500 members, which makes it the most numerous class association in Sweden.
The association publishes the periodical magazine "Medvind", which is issued two times a year and is free for members of the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Class Associations. The magazine gives tips and advice about owning and sailing the IF-Boat.
The association is organized in four regional sections:
The very first IF-trip
The first IF-Boat IF S-1 is being tested outside Långedrag Sweden on the 5'th of February 1967 by Tord Sundén and his sons Sture and Jörgen.
"-The breeze was just right when we sailed along the snow covered shores. I was very satisfied with the boat",