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History

1930-32 – Owned by Halfdan Ditlev-Simonsen, Fredrikstad, Norway.
1932 – Sold to Colonel FH Cleaver from the UK who owned her until 1938.
1938-1966 – Owned by Thomas Crosbie, Cork, Ireland. (1st engine installed in 1954)
1966-1973 – Thomas Rose
1973-2000 – Owned by Arthur Shirley, Thanketon, Scotland where ‘IF’ spent 27 years in his garden as decoration!
2000-2016 – Owned by Peter Wilson, Aldenburgh, UK. She was relaunched in 2001 in time for the America’s Cup Jubliee.
Since Peter Wilson always sailed to the Worlds there is now a Trophy named after this boat, for the eight metre that travelled furthest towards the worlds on its own keel.
2017 -If returned to the Oslo Fjord.

Boat Details
Boat Name If
Sail No NOR 27
Home Port Oslo
Current Location oslo fjord
Designer Bjarne Aas
Yard Bjarne Aas Shipyard, Fredrikstad
Construction Carvel construction with steamed frames.
Rig Aluminium mast
Build Year 1929
Build No
First Owner Halfdan Ditlev-Simonsen, Fredrikstad, Norway.
First name If
First Sail No.
First Country Norway

Here we need the individual results of the Eight Metre Yachts

Race Result Year Regatta Location
World Cup 2nd 2019 Cowes
World Cup Copa d’Italia winner 2018 Langenargen
World Cup 3rd 2017 Hankø

Here we need a individual Photo Gallery with photos from lets say 5 different sources

with a list of preferred photographers of the likes

  • James Robinson Taylor
  • Tobias Stoerkle
  • Stefan Ottjes
  • to name a few