Anita, G-2

Anita, G-2, photo by Wolf Hansen

Built in 1938 according to the International Third Rule.

HISTORY:

1938 – 1947: Walter Rau – name: Anita – home port: Mecklenburg and Warnemunde.

Built for the margarine manufacturer and owner of a whaling ship company, Walter Rau under Abeking & Rasmussen construction number 3241; she was sister ship of Inga. After WWII, her interior was completely rebuilt by Abeking & Rasmussen.

1948 -1952: ?

1953 Mr. Paulsen (relative of the Rau family) – rig altered to yawl and interiors changed in a cruising version

1954 – 1960: ?? – She was for sale at Abeking & Rasmussen yard

1961 – 1964: Jellrich Rassau (Commodore of the SKO), Alois Kranz and August Schulte They decided to buy Anita and at the same time to establish a group of friends of the yacht; the initiative was successful: SKO born and at present more than four hundred are the members of the association.

1965: Segelkameradschaft Ostsee (Yachting Camaraderie Ostsee) – home port: Gluckstadt
The members of the Club sail the yacht in blue waters including an Atlantic crossing in 1992 and visits to the Azores, Iceland, Canada, Madeira, Spitzberg, New York, etc. – the yacht is still without an engine but does have an electric generator

2011: A complete refit of the yacht is in progress at the Danish yard Nils Anderson & Jan Skibstrub, in Gilleleje in Denmark. The restoration of the hull and of the frames, a new layout of the cockpit, new rigging and a new engine are completed for a total of $250.000. In a two years time, a new rigging conformal to the original is forecasted.

World Championship Results:

2001 in Cowes (America’s Cup Jubilee): sixteenth in the Classic division

2008 in Flensburg (Classic 12 Metre World Championship): seventh in the Vintage division.

2019: Anita is owned by Segelclub Rheingau e.v. represented by Thomas Seelbach. Anita is regularly raced with the North European 12mR fleet in the Baltic Sea, she took first place in the handicap scoring of the 2019 12mR European Championship.

SPECS:

Sail Number G-2
International Rule THIRD Rule
Year Built 1938
Designer Henry Rasmussen
Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
Hull ID Number 3241
First Owner Walter Rau
First Name Anita
First Sail Number G-2
First Country Germany
Original Homeport Warnemunde
Current Status / Condition good
Current Owner Segelclub Rheingau e.v. represented by Thomas Seelbach
Website http://www.freundedersyanita.de
Current Division Vintage
Construction Wood on steel frames m.
Length Overall 21.50 m.
Length Waterline 13.95 m.
Beam 3.55 m.
Draft 2.74 m.
Sail Area 197 sq. m.
Displacement 26 t.