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sH34 Data sheet

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First name:                                “Betty III”                             
Other names:                             Inger, Madelon
Year laid down:                          1919
Design:                                      Johan Anker drawing dated 27-09-1918
Builder:                                      Anker & Jensen A/S, Vollen, Asker 1919, yard no. 220
Fate/status:                               Cruising, Stockholm, Sweden
First owner:                               Jac. M. H. Lindvik, Kristiania (Oslo), Norway
Present owner:                           Mr. Bengt Behmer, Stockholm, Sweden
Present homeport:                      LSS Kyrkviken – Lidingö - Stockholm
Present sail no:                          8 S39
Other sail no:                             8 N9
Technical data:
Overall length as new:                 13.85 m
Freeboard as new:                      0.75 m
Sail area as new:                        99.79 m2
Rating S-rule:                             S=7.96
Sail area converted R(1919)         90.97m2
Rating R(1919) rule:                    R=7.99
Construction:                              Mahogany, Lead keel replaced with iron keel.
Engine:                                      Installed
Summary, ownership & yacht name:
1918                  Jac. M. H. Lindvik, Kristiania, Norway               “Betty III”      sH34 
1920                  Johannes Brunäs, Kristiania                             “Inger”          8N9
1921                  Bjarne Hansen, Kristiania
1923                  Trygve Hyenäs, Tönsberg                                 ”Madelon”     sH34
1927                  Jac. Olsen, Oslo
1929                  H. N. Christophersen, Moss
1933                  Harald N. Gjersöe, Oslo
1937                  Andreas Söraas, Bergen
1947                  Jens Ekeland, Bergen                                      "Madelon"   sH34
1952                  sold from Bergen to Sweden
1975                  Mr. Johnson, Gothenburg                                                    8S39
1975 – today      Bengt Behmer, Lidingö, Stockholm                                      
Notes and references:
First of five yachts laid down based upon Johan Ankers drwg dated 27-9-1918. Other yachts of same serie; yard no 221, 223 (Snarken), 225 and 227.

Seilas yachting magazine of April 23rd 1919 reports on page 79 about four Eight metres being constructed at Anker & Jensens Verft in Vollen, Asker that spring, i.e.  8mS "Betty III" ordered by shipowner Jac.M. Lindvig, Kristiania, one 8mS for engineer Arne Blakstad, one 8mS for Mr. Mathias Christophersen, Tönsberg and one 8mS (owner not mentioned). 
The 3  yachts reported in addition to sH 34 "Betty III"(yard no. 220), are to be known as sH35 "Knabb" (owner Nils M. Thomas), 8N11 "Verano II" ("Snarken", yard no 223), and sH37 "Koh-I-noor".  Later in 1919 a fifth order was placed by Mr.Gunnar Rabbe, Kristiania, and which yacht is to be known as "Trolljo III". "Trolljo III" was given the vacant sail no. sH31.

"Betty III" is most winner in KNS regattas 1919, Class 1 for yachts commissioned to the S-rule of 1917 with 6 prizes on 6 starts, one 3rd place, one 2nd place and 4 victories, ref. Seilas yachting magazine of Oct. 1919 page 268. Total 11 competitors are listed in the 8mS Class in 1919.  ("Snarken/Verano II" and "Trolljo III" are not on the list as Trolljo was a late delivery and "Verano II" is laid down, unfinished on shore,  waiting for the outcome of the new R-rule, ref. Snarken History part I.)

sH34 "Betty III" was in 1920 converted  to the R-rule of 1919 with new racing sail no 8N9 named "Inger". In KNS regattas 1920 she wins 2 prizes on 5 starts with her new owner Johannes Brunäs.
KNS yachting magazine Seilas reports June 22th 1921 that “Inger”, 8mR, is sold by Johs Brunäs, Kristiania to Bjarne Hansen. She races again in the 8mS-Class in fall 1921.

Her owner in the mid 1930-ties, Mr. Harald N. Gjersöe, Oslo owned for several years to follow 8N23 "Irene VI" (Bjarne Aas 1927).

In 1947 she participates in Bergen Seilforenings 75 year aniversary regatta at Godöysund, owner Jens Ekeland, Bergen

In 1952 "Madelon" ex. Inger, ex Betty III, was sold to Sweden. 
"Madelon" is presently sailing in Stockholm with sail no. 8 S39.
Her sail area has been cut back several times, 1933 – 95.99 m2, 1937 – 74 m2, 
present: 67 m2. Her deck arrangement and cabin roof modified.
Her original bled keel is replaced with an iron keel of somewhat larger depth. Her last listed floating trim on SEMA webpages  L.W.L =9.00m and depth 1.90m.

First measurement certificate by Det Norske Veritas of May 16th 1919.

Measurement certificate for 8mS "Betty III" dated My 16th 1919, Anker & Jensen yard no 220

Rudder ring on yard no 220, Anker & Jensens verft 1919. 

(Rev. OCO/04-08-2008)

R(1919) Certificate for 8N9 "Inger" ex sH34 "Betty III" dated June 15th 1920

sH34 "Madelon" ex "Inger" ex "Betty III"
Godøysund, Bergen, 1947

(Rev. oco/18-03-09)

Photos taken of Madelon ex Inger ex "Betty III"
at Kyrkviken Stockholm
spring 2008

Update oco/21.04.2011
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".
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