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Year1918 May
Current Sail NumberD 1
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statusexcellent - sailing
Current LocationCopenhagen
Current CountryDK
DesignerJohan Anker
BuilderAnker & Jensen
Length Overall20.07 m. (present)
Waterline13.48 m. (original)
Beam3.48 m. (present)
Draught2.62 m.
Displacement26 t.
Sail Area253 sq.m. - 223 sq.m. (1937) - 147 sq.m. present
EnginePerkins 465HP (2001)
Original OwnerJacob B. Stolt Nielsen
Original NameSANTA
Other NamesSanta (1918)-Tenderen III (1922)- Gavotte II (1936)-Santa (1937)-Nina (1972)
Original CountryNO
Original HomeportHaugesund
Original Sail NumberN 4
Other Sail NumbersD 1
Owner Details & History

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

1918 - 1921 Jacob. B. Stolt - name: SANTA - home port: Haugesund - rig: Bermudan cutter She was commissioned by the grandfather of the present Jacob Stolt Nielsen, the owner of the big shipping company with the same name. Originally built according to the "S" formula proposed by J. Anker in Scandinavian during the First Rule renegotiation which changed in 1919 to the second version of the formula. Since then Santa was rated as a 12m I.R.; the building started on Dec. 5th, 1917

1922 - 1932 And. F. Kiaer - new name: TENDEREN III - home port: Frierikstadt (Norway)

1933 - 1936 L. Rolfsen - new name: GAVOTTE III She entered the K.N.S. Jubileum Regatta in July 1933 in the class of the Twelves not R and she was awarded one first and two seconds

1937 - 1969 Leif Hiegh - new name: SANTA - home port: Oslo - engine installed in 1959, re-powered 1964

1970 - 1998 Baron Ebbe Wedell-Wedellsborg - new name: NINA - home port: Rungsted In 1993 she underwent major maintenance work - in 1998 she was for sale at the price of $ 340,000. From 1972 she spent every winter at the Walsted yard and has had continuous maintenance; most of the hull timber is still original

Since Aug. 1998 - Hans Michael Jebsen - new name: THEA - home port: Copenhagen Since then she has had a major restoration, including new spruce spars, a new engine; the interior has been brought back very close to the original. She is a very active racer both in the classic circuit in Scandinavia and in Danish races where she sails under the DH Danish handicap system

World Championships Results: 2001 in Cowes (America's Cup Jubilee): thirteenth on the clssic Division 2008 in Flensburg (Classic 12 Metre World Championship): sixth in Vintage Division

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