8mS YACHT REGISTER - DATA SHEET sH26 :
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First name: “Hei paa dig”
Other names: Rural, Encore, Vilja, N.N.
Year laid down: 1918
Design: Johan Anker, drawing dated 29-11-1917
Builder: Anker & Jensen A/S, Asker, Norway, yard no 214
Fate/status: Ended her days in Norway – details to be confirmed.
First owner: Jas. Store Lorentzen, Kristiania
Other sail no: 8 N5
Overall length as new: 13.74 m
Freeboard as new: 0.75 m
Sail area as new: 99.30 m2
Construction: Mahogany, lead keel
Summary, ownership & yacht name:
1918 Jas. Stove Lorentzen, Kristiania "Hei paa dig"/"Rural"
1921 Orvar Larsen, Kristiania ”Encore”
1923 Frithjof Larsen, Kristiania
1933 Trygve Omdal, Grimstad ”Vilja”
1935 Ivar M. Jensen, Drammen
1937 Finn Rusdahl, Oslo
1954 Sverre Sjöblom, Oslo ”N.N”
1958 Sverre Sjöblom, Smestad
Notes and references:
Seilas yachting magazine reports 19th of May 1920 that 8 metre “Hei paa dig” is being converted to the new international R-rule of 1919 with racing sail no. 8 N5.
Together with other converted S-yachts she in 1921 went back and raced in the 8mS Class.
Her fate after 1958 requires more research. She is not listed in KNS register 1976.
Her freeboard and sail area have changed over time. Technical data listed in KNS register of 1937; freeboard 0.72 m, sail area 91.95 m2, rating 7.94.