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International RuleFirst Rule Others
Current Statussailing
Current CountryFR
DesignerChristian Jensen
BuilderJogensen & Vik, Grimstad
Length Overall14.57 m
Waterline11.98 m.
Beam3.61 m
Draught1.98 m.
Displacement27 t.
Sail Area165 sq.m.
Original OwnerEinar Bruusgaard
Original NameMARS
Original CountryNO
Original HomeportDrammen
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International First Rule.

She is a double ender (spissgatter). In 1912 a special committee appointed by KNS (Royal Norwegian Yacht Club) whose members were Johan Anker, Christian Jensen and Halvdan Hansen decided to rate Raak and Ull II according to the International First Rule and a "E" number was assigned sail number. After WW I a similar decision was taken for Mars (now Skoiern) and Liv (now Lady).

1918 - 1930 Built for Einar Bruusgaard, chairman of the Bruusgaard & Koisterud ship Lines at the cost of krone 45.000 - home port Drammen (Norway). The sail area was reduced with a shortened boom. The mast was broken during a storm.

1931 Consul Hans Borge - home port: Tonsberg (Norway).

1932 L. Rolfsen - home port: Oslo (Norway).

1933 - 1945 Willy Heineman - new name: Skoiern - home port: Le Havre (France). Under French flag. In 1933 the mast is shortened to 21/22 m. from the original length of 23 m. During the war, she was seized by the German Army.

1946 - 1970 Louis Riviere. In 1968, the rig is altered in Bermudan ketch to race in the Channel regattas with positive results.

1971 - 1974 Jacques and Xaviier Roux.

1975 - 1979 Bernard Gaume.

Since 1979 - Patrick Chalmeau - home port: Marseille (France). The yacht was fully restored in the period 1998 - 2001.

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