8mS YACHT REGISTER - DATA SHEET sH34 :
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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
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.
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.