Rollo (E8) was one of the successful boats built at the Anker & Jensen boatyard in 1911. The following year, Johan designed the 12-Metre yacht, Magda IX (E5), which won a Gold medal at the 1912 Olympic Games. (Photo: The Abel Collection/Norwegian Maritime Museum)

The sailor

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

As a sailor he won numerous international regattas helming his own designs, including Gold in Olympics 1912 (12-Metre) and 1928 (6-Metre), and was the driving force behind the Great Jubilee Regatta at Horten in 1914 (Europe Week), a highlight of the Norwegian yachting history.

He was chairman of Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) for two periods; 1916-19 and 1921-25, and was also the first chairman of the Scandinavian Sailing Federation (founded 1915).

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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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