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RHONA

Year1927 May
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statusrefitted, not in good conditions
Current LocationPort Roses
Current CountryES
DesignerW. & R.B. Fife
BuilderW. Fife & Son
Construction/Hull#748
Length Overall19.86 m.
Waterline12.95 m.
Beam3.76 m.
Sail Area190 sq.m. (1947)
Construction
Original OwnerJ. Lauriston Lewis
Original NameRHONA
Other NamesHei II (1933)- Frisco VI (1961) - Golum (1974)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGreenock
Original Sail NumberK 7
Other Sail NumbersN 10
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Second Rule

1927 - 1929 J. Lauriston Lewis - name Rhona - home port: Greenock (Great Britain). Rig: Bermudan cutter Mr. Lauriston was the owner also of Lucilla. She had good results in the 1929 Cowes Week with a third overall placement (first Mouette, second Moyana) and 1 first in one of the six races.

1930 - 1932 Earl of Essex - home port: Greenwich (Great Britain).

1933 - 1958 Arnfinn Heje - new name: Hei II - home port: Oslo (Norway). He was a producer of margarine. She entered the KNS Jubileums regatta in Hanko in July 1933 and she was first in one race but was not placed in the other four races.

1959 - 1960 Heirs of the late Arnfinn Heje.

1961 - 1969 Jan Arthur Iversen - new name: Frisco VI - home port: Sarpsborg (Norway). Engine installed in 1960. In 1961 she has been restored with the construction of a big doghouse and she has been converted to auxiliary yawl.

1969 - 1970 Urban Strom, an artist specialized in composition of tin on on black oak who wanted to use the boat as a studio. He transported the boat to a place just outside Gothenburg 1971 Disappeared from the Lloyd's Register

1971 Jan. - 1974 Sept. Stig Westberg and friends. In spring, Hei II was brought to Drasgmark (on the west coast of Sweden) at the Broderna Jacobsson yard, where she underwent a complete refit with, by others, had the engine changed and a new iron structure under the mast; new sails from Bruce Bank Sails were added. For four years, she sailed in Scandinavia and in northern Germany.

1974 new Swedish owners - new name: Golum - home port: Stockolm (Sweden) The latest news (May 2013) report that she is ashore in not very fine conditions in a yard close to Cadaques (Spain); her mast was broken in 2011 and her owner does not even know who is William Fife; a big cockpit has been added on deck and the hall has been partially coated with polyester.


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