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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