Boat Name: Oslo
Sail: N 17
Year Built: 1925
Designer: Johan Anker
Builder: Anker & Jensen
Owner: Chris Schram
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History: The Oslo was designed and built in 1925 by the renowned Johan Anker for Norway's Crown Prince Olav. She was the first of Crown Prince Olav's several 6-Metre boats, and after winning her maiden regatta in Norway she was shipped to America to participate in a team and individual competition between 4 boats representing the Scandinavian countries and four US 6-Metres.  The Olso won several races in the series and came second overall to the top US boat, US 29 Lanai, beaten by a margin of only 3/4 point. Oslo remained in America, no doubt quickly sold based on her racing success, and emerged again 10 years later when the current owner's Grandfather, John Mitchell, purchased the boat and brought Oslo to Escanaba, Michigan.  Oslo eventually found her way to Port Huron, where Mark Conger saved her from destruction and in a happy coincidence sold the boat to Chris Schram. The boat is currently being restored by Josh Swan, an IYRS graduate.