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TATJANA

Year1917
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statussunk off Vigo, Portugal
DesignerJohan Anker
BuilderAnker & Jensen
Length Overall19.81 m.
Waterline12.19 m.
Beam3.38 m.
Sail Area224 sq.m. (main 142 sq.m. + head sails 82 sq.m.)
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerEmil Gluckstadt
Original NameTATJANA
Other NamesNoreen (1921)
Original CountryDK
Original HomeportCopenhagen
Original Sail NumberK 2
Owner Details & History

Built according to the 'S' Scandinavian Rule and converted to International Second Rule

1917 - 1920 Emil Gluckstadt - name: TATJANA - home port: Copenhagen - rig: in 1919 she was altered to Bermudan cutter. Her owner was an influential Danish banker, owner of the famous Julnar, Elge and of several large motor yachts. Tatjana was built according to the 'S' Scandinavian Rule, an interim Rule used for a short period before the revision of the International Rule. According to Yachting Monthly: "Noreen, a composite-built vessel, shows considerable improvement on Anker's earlier work. The decks of Kauri pine are well laid and the hull planking nicely finished. Everything is sacrificed to speed, so I was not surprised to find the cabin fittings wonderfully light, if comfortable enough. The long tooth-mast is raked and there is no wedging at the deck, the entire thrust being taken on the heel. There are three cross-trees, one nearer the deck than I have ever seen such a fitting, the other two in normal position. The rigging I thought very light , considering the size of the structure, although with the Bermudan rig the heavy thrust of the gaff is absent."

1921 - 1924 Frederick Last - new name: NOREEN - home port: London In 1921 she sailed from Danemark to England carrying a spinnaker for three days and two nights; during the season, due to a squall, her mast went overboard - she sailed as a Twelve from 1921 to 1924. Her best season was in 1923: she entered the Burnham on Crouch races where she beat Alachie and raced against Vanity; in the season she had 11 firsts, 11 seconds and 1 third out of 30 starts.. In 1924 she won 25 flags but she was dismasted three times

1925 - 1928 Camper & Nicholsons Ltd. - she was advertised for sale

1929 - 1939 Hugh M. Crankshaw - home port: London - the owner was a mechanical engineer and an experienced yachtsman interested in experimenting with sail plans and hulls. He altered Noreen's rig to Bermudan yawl (1929 - sail area: 225 sq.m.) and the interior with the owner's cabin forward of the saloon. The saloon itself had accommodation for three people. The owner aimed to live on board during the summer and compete in the handicap class. In 1932, after three years of successful cruising and handicap racing, he asked C.E. Nicholson to design a new rig: the first proposal was for a schooner rig but it was never fitted; the approved one was as Bermudan cutter with staysail, jib and jib topsail and the mast left in its original position. The boom was shortened. (total sail area: 156 sq.m.). She entered the Solent Races for Twelve Metres without a big success: at the end of the season out of three entries she had one third placing. In 1933, Crankshaw modified the rigging once more. This change was watched with great interest as the mast was moved ten feet aft, almost amidship. Due to the re-rigging of Britannia from gaff to Bermudan cutter and the consequent acquisition by the owner of a topmast and a jackyard, the mast was made of the two pieces scarped together to make a new liighter unit. The yacht was also deepened in the keel by 30 cm. In the 1934 she got better results racing in the other 40ft handicup races and she continued to sail in this class in the following years with some exceptional results such as the one achieved in the 1938 Weymouth R. Thames Y.C. race when she finish 1 min. 19sec. ahead of the winning Twelve Evaine although she started 15 Min. after the 12 Metre Class. In the season she won 9 flags in 10 starts: 5 firsts, 3 seconds and 1 third. In the 1938-39, the last racing under his flag, Crankshaw again made alterations reducing the headsails to two instead of three, with the staisail set on a boom and with solid steel tube spreaders. In 1938 she entered 21 races with 7 firsts, 3 seconds and 5 thirds.

1940 - 1946 G.L. Welstead - home port: Poole - engine installed in 1946

1947 registered in Lloyd's Register but without the owne'?s name

1948 Harold F. Smith - home port: London In June 1948, she sailed to her new port of Barcelona in Spain; the boat was in bad condition: rigging was not reliable and the deck and hull leaked; on June 30th, during a storm, towed by a French tanker towards Vigo, Noreen sank 1949 disappeared off Lloyd's Register


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