Johan had been dreaming for some time of designing a larger Metre boat. In 1909, he turned this into reality and financed the new build himself. Brand IV was 18.8m (61ft 8in) long, 3.5m (11ft 6in) wide and had a sail area of 246m2 (2,648sqft). (Photo: The Abel Collection/Norwegian Maritime Museum)

The designer

As an outstanding designer and sailor Johan Anker was the central figure in Norwegian sailing sport in the first decades of the 1900s.

The International Rule, also known as the Metre Rule, that was created for the construction, measuring and rating of sailing yachts, should be one of Johan Anker's major life tasks. He had a strong influence in the work of the first international rule, adopted in London in 1906, and is considered the creator of the Scandinavian S-rule of 1917, which in turn formed the basis for the second International rule, adopted in 1919. He also designed the Dragon that was used as an Olympic class from 1948 to 1972

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Binding: Hardcover Number of pictures: over 260
Dimensions: 34.6 x 24,3 x 3 cm Language: English
Release: 2013 Weight: 2.5 kg
Number of pages: 360 Authors: Elin Kragset Vold og Ole Engen
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