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)
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).
|Binding:||Hardcover||Number of pictures:||over 260|
|Dimensions:||34.6 x 24,3 x 3 cm||Language:||English|
|Number of pages:||360||Authors:||Elin Kragset Vold og Ole Engen|