- Boat Name: Elisabeth X
- Sail: N 80
- Year Built: 1947
- Designer: Bjarne Aas
- Builder: Bjarne Aas
- Owner: Hans Oen
- History: She was designed and built for a KNS (Royal Norwegian
Y.C.) syndicate in 1947 and for a couple of years owned by Fredrick
Horn under the name "Cutter". The famous Finn Chr.
Ferner sailed her to two Scandinavian Gold Cup victories in 1951
and 1952 plus also securing a silver medal in the last Olympics
the 6mR participated in ( Helsinki '52), being edged out in the
last race by USA's "Llanoria", skippered by Herman
Whiton. After the Olympics, Bryan Newkirk, who also owned Buzzy II, purchased Elisabeth and brought
her to Canada, renaming her KC9 Bibis, after his grand daughter.
She sailed in the Toronto area for many years.
More history here: http://www.pbase.com/nonsuch/30c_24_bibis_history
- From Hans Oen - 2002:
- "I knew about her whereabouts but not her condition
and after tracking her down and long negotiations with a medical
doctor, I finally owned her with my partner Charlie Hoffmann.
We trucked her down to Larchmont, New York, in the early spring
of '99 and only had her in the water for about 30 days before
she was loaded into a container and shipped to Hanko, Finland.
She has now participated in one World Championship, one European
Championship and two Nordic Championships during the four years
she has stayed in Scandinavia. We thought it was really fun to
receive a silver medal at the Rungsted, Denmark Europeans in
August 2002, almost to the day 50 years after she received her
Olympic silver medal in Helsinki."
- Update 2003:
- Elisabeth X won the Baron's Perpetual
Award at Svendborg Classic Week in the Summer of 2003.
The owner lives in New York and are interested in coming in contact
with one or more interested 6mR enthusiasts, who would like to
acquire a share interest in the boat, against use of the boat
for racing and pleasure sailing for most of the season. Please
contact Hans Oen. More photos here.
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