Eight Metre "VERANO II" (Snarken)
CONTENTS  
  HOME
  "VERANO II" (SNARKEN) HISTORY
  "VERANO II" OWNERS AND SKIPPERS
  RULES HISTORY
  APPENDIX
  8mS REGISTER
  MISCELLANEOUS
  => "IRENE VI"
  => "SANS ATOUT"
  => Log Lucie IV
  => Rowing 2x
  => WC 2008
  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  LINKS
"IRENE VI"
8 N23
"IRENE VI"


Note in Seilas/Baatliv no 6/81:


RESEARCH:

KNS 100 anniversary book 1933.





Winner Kattegat Cup 1927 & 1928


"Tamara 8" ex "Noreg" (OL contender for Norway 1928)
 racing "Irene VI"

Pictures from owner;




Comment: Harald Gjersöe (below) and his son in law Flugheim (above).
Harald Gjersöe owned sH34 "Madelon" (ex "Inger" ex "Betty III") in the mid 1930-ties.
("Betty III", A&J yard no 220 of the same drawing as
yard no 223 "Snarken" ex ex "Verano II")





Survey onshore:






Measurement Certificates:

Certificate of May 3oth 1927
----------------------------------------------------------
Renewal May 13th 1930



Hull inspection:








------------------------------------------
Tow to Risör spring 1982














Ref. Ole Östlund, section;
"Snarken owner and skippers"
----------------------------------------------------

8mR WC 1982

Visiting the 8mR WC in July 1982 at Gotland, Sweden, was part of my preparation for the coming year challenge at Hankö, Norway. 
Me and my wife with daughter Beate drove from Stavanger. My father who skippered "Snarken" drove with my mother Else from Trondheim. And we all met in Visby, Gotland for summer holliday.



The Eight Metre fleet at Visby, Gotland.


Race day


 "Iroquois"
Eugene van Voorhis, Rochester, USA




Modern deck layouts on "Iroquois"
and "Iskareen".


Final day

"Iroquois" USA and "Vision" Canada

Winner 8mR WC 1982 - "Iroquois" USA

2nd "Vision" Canada, 3rd "Iskareen" Sweden

"R - 8 CLUB"

-----------------------
After the WC-races we joined Lasse Ljung who had
8mR "Cagg" under restoration.
"Cagg" was challenger to "Silja" in 1930 races for the Kattegat Cup. 



---------------
Passing Stockholm on the road to Norway I paid a visit to
Benns AB  for discussing new mast and gear for "Irene VI".



Driving to Stavanger we stopped in Risør
to look at "Irene VI" at RTB.








The bled keel had to my surprise been taken off
to get her inhouse. This as the slipway was not deep enough.
If told in advance, the bled keel could have optionally been taken down at shore in Bestumkilen, Oslo, for hull and keel to be trucked to any workshop, also inland.




--------------------------------

Returning back to Stavanger I modified "Irene VI" sail plan,
as put on drawing by my father at home in Trondheim.


I had great pleasure in working with my father
on what was in our common interest - Eight Metre Yachts.


My suggestion was to replace the old iron frames,
and I contacted Olaf T. Engvig who was restoring S/D Hansteen.


Engvig went down to RTB, however, as main contractor
they insisted on making new laminated woodden frames.

Meeting at RTB 24.09.1982

Ufortunately RTB final quotation increased above 
their initial statement when inspecting the hull at Bestumkilen;
" In no way repair work would cost more than constructing a new hull".
As such they terminated the contract themselves - trust was turned into mistrust.
The mistrust was not improved by RTB chopping up the woodden hull,
instead of just launching her
with the bled keel off into the water. 


To learn more about the "Irene VI" project,
go to end of section "Rules History - R 1919 amendments".
http://www.snarken.page.tl/R1919-amendments-1921-_-1928.htm


When my "Irene VI" project stranded, due to reasons outside my fathers control, he decided to sail "Snarken" from Trondheim to Hankö for the 1983 WC,
go to:
http://snarken.page.tl/WC-1983.htm
   
 
See also section: "Snarken owners & skippers"
Odd Östlund & Ole Östlund:
http://snarken.page.tl/Odd-H-.---Oe-stlund.htm
http://snarken.page.tl/Ole-C-.---Oe-stlund.htm

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
(oco/11.12.2010)
 
"Irene VI" mast
standing at "Masta Bar" in
Stathelle August 2006
 

-------------------------
HIGHLIGHTS  
  "VERANO II"
has been given back her name from the first measurement certificate of June 2nd 1920.
Other names: "Siva", "Danseuse", "Fandango II", "Idyll III", "Snarken", "Elcoma", "Snarken".
 
Facebook 'Like' Button  
   
Advertisement  
   
Contact  
  Ole C. Östlund
olecostlund@gmail.com

The e-mail:
oco@tele2.no
closed down as of May 1st 2013.