8mS YACHT REGISTER - DATA SHEET sH 25 :
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First name: "Apache"
Other names: Boreas, Gaia
Year laid down: 1918
Design: Johan Anker, Norway, drawing date 29-11-1917
Builder: Anker & Jensen Verft A/S, yard no. 211
Fate/status: Unknown. Last record homeport Sunderland, UK 1952.
First owner: Magnus Konow, Kristiania (Oslo), Norway
Other sail no: 8N3 (1920)
Overall length as new: 13.75 m
Freeboard as new: 0.76 m
Sail area as new (100%): 102.37 m2
Rating as new: S=7.99
Sail area converted to R(1919): 92.77 m2
Freeboard R(1919): 0.75 m
Rating R(1919) R=7.98
Summary, ownership & yacht name:
1918 - 1921 Magnus Konow, Kristiania “Apache”/”Boreas”
1922 - 1928 Halfdan Kuhle jr., Bergen ”Apache”
1929 - 1932 F. Konow Lund, Bergen
1933 - 1939 Mr. Branum, Bergen
1939 - Mr. Russel, Sunderland
1952 W.J. Thornton, Sunderland “Gaia”
Notes and references:
Winner of the Kattegat Cup in 1918 and 1919.
Seilas no 35of November 2nd 1921 reports “Apache”, 8mS sold by Mr. Magnus Konow, Kristiania to Mr. Halfdan Kuhle jr., Bergen.
Seilas 1939, no 18, page 142 reports 8m “Apache” sold by Mr. Branum, Bergen to Mr. Russel, Sunderland, UK. The yacht was sailed from Norway to UK.
Lloyds register of yachts 1952 have listed 8m “Gaia”, ex “Apache”, ex “Boreas” constructed at Anker & Jensen 1918, design Johan Anker, owner W.J. Thornton, Sunderland, UK .
Comment on Facebook 28th Oct 2013:
In 1952 ‘Apache’ was sold to Joseph Beaman of London and re-named ‘Gaia’ and remained in London under his ownership certainly until 1956.
By 1964 she was owned by a John Thurston of West Mersea, Essex. In 1968 she had been sold on to P.A.S. Wilkins and E.A. Jenkins, both of West Mersea.
Mr. Jenkins address then was 21, Hazel Road, Park Street Lane, St. Albans, Herts, England. By 1970 she is no longer listed in the Lloyds Register.
I last went up to West Mersea in about 2006 and am certain she was not there.
I have been asked if you are bringing your Eight out to race in the Solent next year?
Best I can do.
Yours, Tim Street