Anitra, US-5

Anitra, US-5, photo by Daniel Forster

Built in 1928 according to the International Second Rule.


1928 – 1942: Charles L. Harding – name: Anitra, US-5- home port: Boston, MA (USA)

Owned by a prominent Boston businessman, Charles L. Harding, Anita (US-5) was the fifth of the six Twelves built for American owners in 1928. All six of the hulls were identical but the deck layout, interior arrangements and rigs varied among the six yachts. Anitra was rigged as a Bermudan sloop.

1934: Engine installed;

Anitra entered every year in the class races; the best year was the 1931 when she was first in class with 3 firsts and 1 third out of 6 starts; in 1934, she was second to Iris, the only other competitor.

1946 – 1951: Maurice O. Guerin – home port: Boston and Newport, RI – re-powered

1946 In 1949 she won the King’s Cup (New York Yacht Club)

1952: River Mills Corp. – re-powered

1952 – 1954: Max Meyer – home port: Boston and Tiverton

1955 – 1956: Frank H. Walker – home port: North Weymouth, MA

1957 – 1959: George D Haskell – home port: Marblehead, MA – rig converted in 1958 to auxiliary yawl, sail area: 154 sq.m.

1960 – 1963: S. Davis Robins – home port: Oyster Bay, NY – re-powered 1963

1964 – 1965: Joseph S. Montgomery

1966 – 1967 Baxter R. Still, Jr – home port: Miami, FL

1968 – 1975: Robert S. Lint – re-powered 1968

1976: disappeared off Lloyds Register

? –present: Restored and racing in the Northern Europe 12mR fleet


Sail Number US-5
International Rule SECOND Rule
Year Built 1928
Designer Burgess, Rigg & Morgan Ltd.
Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
Hull ID Number 2366
First Owner Charles L. Harding
First Name Anitra
First Country USA
Original Homeport Boston, MA
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner GBR Anitra
Current Location Flensburg, Germany
Current Division Vintage
Construction Wood on steel frames m.
Length Overall 21.50 m.
Length Waterline 13.03 m.
Beam 3.87 m.
Draft 2.58 m.
Sail Area 183 sq. m.