8mS YACHT REGISTER - DATA SHEET sH27 :
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First name: “La France”
Other names: Lyn, Erle II
Year laid down: 1918
Design: Johan Anker, drawing date 29-11-1917
Builder: Anker & Jensen, Asker 1918, yard no. 213
Fate/status: Unknown, ended her days in France?
First owner: Joh. H. Aanesen, Kristiania, Norway
Other sail no: 8 N6
Overall length as new: 13.74 m
Freeboard as new: 0.74 m
Sail area as new: 96.99 m2
Rating S(1917) 8.00
Sail area converted R(1919) 90.11 m2
Rating R(1919) 7.97
Summary, ownership & yacht name:
1918 - 1919 Joh. H. Aanesen, Kristiania “La France”
1919 - 1920 Jens J. Salvesen, Kristiania ”La France”/”Lyn”
1920 - 1921 Johan Ødegaard, Kristiania ”Erle II”
1922 sold to Sweden
Notes and references:
Seilas yachting magazine reports March 24th 1920 that 8mS “La France” is sold by Jo H. Aanesen, Kristiania to Jens J. Salvesen, Kristiania.
Seilas May 19th 1920 reports that La France is being converted to the international R- rule of 1919. New racing sail no. 8N6.
Seilas June 9th 1920 reports that “La France” which is entered to the Olympic Games is named “Lyn”.
8N6 “Lyn” won Silver Medal in the Antwerpen Olympics 1920 8m(new) Class only beaten by 8mR(new) “Sildra”.
Seilas Nov. 3rd 1920 reports “Lyn” 8mR(new) is sold by Jens J. Salvesen til Johan Ødegaard, Kristiania and named “Erle II”.
In 1921 she again races in the 8mS Class.
Seilas 1922, page 71 reports 8mR "Erle 2" is by J. Ødegaard, Kristiania (Oslo) sold to Sweden.
8N6 "Lyn" ex sH27 "La France"
Silver Medal in 8mR(new) Class in Antwerpen Olympics 1920