- Boat Name: Flapper
- Sail: N 71, D 60
- Year Built: 1939
- Designer: Christian Jensen
- Builder: Anker & Jensen
- Owner: Nick Booth
- History: N 71 Flapper was built in Norway just prior to the
outbreak of World War II. Later sold to Denmark, she was the
alternate for that country's 6 meter entry in the 1948 Olympics.
Flapper made her way to Maine in the early 50's, but never took
part in the post-war six meter scene on Long Island Sound or
on Lake Ontario. She was used as a cruiser for a little while,
but has now been returned to racing trim and continues to race everywhere and anywhere there's good competition. The below vintage photos show Flapper sailing
off the coast of Norway in some post WWII class racing. Flapper's
restoration at Brion Rieff's shop, http://www.brionrieffboatbuilder.com
was completed in mid-2007 and Nick Booth and team have been "on the road" with Flapper ever since. Flapper and her crew came came in 2nd close at the 2014 Robbe & Berking World Championships in Flensburg, Germany. The Flapper crew dominated the racing, and held an 11 point lead going into the last race, but narrowly missed winning in a difficult last race "lottery" in very light air.
2007 US Nationals on Puget Sound - 6th of 9.
2008 European Championships at La Trinité sur Mer, France - 17th of 22.
2009 World Cup at Newport, Rhode Island - 15th of 24.
2010 North Americans on Puget Sound -
6th of 8 overall, 2nd in the Classics.
2011 World Cup in Helsinki, Finland - 8th of 45.
2012 European Championships in Nynashamn, Sweden - 7th of 18.
2013 World Cup in Flensburg, Germany -
2nd of 23.
Flapper at the 2009 World Championships at Newport, Rhode Island. Photo Dana Olsen.