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JAVOTTE

Year1909l April
International RuleFirst Rule
Current Statusdestroyed in the shipyard fire in 1964
DesignerAlfred Mylne & Co.
Design / Project#162
BuilderR. McAlister & Son (Dumbarton)
Length Overall18.29 m.
Waterline12.13 m.
Beam3.38 m.
Sail Area245.32 sq.m. (1923)
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerCharles McIver
Original NameJAVOTTE
Other NamesBetty II (1919)-Baccarat (1920) Javotte (1921)-Beduin II (1922)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGlasgow, Scotland
Original Sail NumberE 5
Other Sail NumbersS 1
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International First Rule.

1909 - 1913 Charles McIver - name: Javotte - home port: Glasgow (Great Britain). Mr. McIver was the formerly owner of Mouchette and in 1912 he took charge of the 15m Norada and sold Javotte in France. In the 1909 season Javotte was second (Cintra first) and out of 33 entries, she had 6 firsts, 11 seconds and 11 thirds. In 1910 she was second again with 47 entries, 12 firsts, 13 seconds and 4 thirds; in 1911 she was third and out of 42 entries, she had 8 firsts, 6 seconds and 3 thirds. She took part at the first Europe Week in 1911 in Cowes together with Alachie, Cintra, Ierne and Rollo; she had a second and a fourth placing: ?Mr. McIver set his teeth in a long cigar, and he had Mylne with him in the cockpit; but neither Javotte, Alachie, nor Ierne could hold the Norseman (Anker and Rollo), with her black hull and red-jerseyed crew?.

1914 - 1915 Gaston Thub? - home port: Brest (France). Thub? brothers from Nantes were the 1912 Olympic games champions in the Six Metre Class. In 1913 Javotte entered in the Le Havre races. Due to World War I it seems that she was sold immediately afterwards. <

1918 - 1919 Jac. H. H. Lindvig - new name: Betty II - home port: Christiania, Oslo (Norway).

1920 J.A. Jespersen - new name: Baccarat - home port: Tensberg (Norway). Since 1920 registered in Lloyd's Register as "formerly Int. Rating Class 12 Metres", altered to Bermudan cutter

1921 Moritz Daumund - new name: Javotte - home port: Christiania, Oslo (Norway).

1922 - 1950 Oscar Botolfsen - new name: Beduin II - home port: Stockholm (Norway). Mr. Botolfsen was a member of the board of The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS). Beduin II was, of course, a relatively successful yacht in Sweden. At that time she really did not have any competition. When she was not racing, she was used when Mr Botolfsen was doing business with important people in Sweden. Amongst others Mr Per-Albin Hansson-Prime Minister of Sweden. Mr Botolfsen was good at this and he got the contract to build the Swedish Maritime Museum in Stockholm. Mr Botolfsen also used her as "baseship" when he was racing his six-metre Schejken (The Schiek). In the summers she was moored in front of the Grand Hotel in Saltsjbaden, just outside Stockholm, and in the winters she was hauled out at Saltsjbadens Jaktvarv (Saltsjbaden Yachtyard). Saltsjbaden is a very nice suburb of Stockholm, situated in the lovely archipelago. In the thirties her rig was changed to yawl and she carried 160 sqm. The work was carried out at the same yard that kept her for the winters. In 1927 she went on a longer cruise. She visited Kiel, Travemunde, Lysekil, Marstrand and Lengedrag. In 1938 she participated in the "Ostseeregatta" in Germany. She also competed in the Round Gotland race in 1939. There she lost her sails in the hard reach from the Ovisi Lightship (in Latvia) to Sandhamn (Sweden).

1951 Disappeared from the Lloyd's Register. Rumors say that she lost her lead keel which was replaced by a concrete one. No news on her history in the fifties.

1960 ? - 1962 Leopold Torgny - new name Bettina - home port Stockholm (Sweden) at the Skalmsunds Varv (Varv=yard). On the island "Yxlan" in the northern Stockholm archipelago. Boat in a very poor state, standing on her keel, frozen in the ice.

1963 - 1964 Ake Cyrus, Peter Pluntky and Kjell Arvidsson. The 26th May 1963 she was towed to Begviksvarvet (the Bergvik yard) in Alvik, just outside Stockholm (Sweden), to start the restoration by changing frames, floors, splining the hull, restoring the interior. Early in the morning of March 8, 1964 she was burning; nothing was saved but a few pieces.

2006 A replica of Javotte was built and named Kate.


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