What has a sailing boat got to do with an antique and collectable web site, in truth absolutely nothing at all. Well that is not strictly true which is why we publish articles about Sally III.
During our free time – that extremely small time period between work hours and all the domestic chores that go with modern life - we help to look after and maintain a very graceful lady. Also this particular lady was born in 1921 so I suppose we could describe her as an Art Deco sailing boat.
Designed and built by Jac M Iversen, Son in 1920/21 for his own use, and built according to the Swedish 30 m2 class rules, Sally III vital statistics are:
Sail Area 30 m2
Overall Length 12.00 m
Length at Waterline 7.65 m
Maximum Width 1.625 m
Depth 1.35 m
Displacement 2.43 tonn
Keel Weight 1.2 tonn
Construction Material Mahogony
After a year under Jac M Iversen ownership, Sally III was sold to Einar With in Kristiania who renamed her Lisbeth. In 1923 Einar With was entered into the KNS year book as the owner of Lisbeth II. Sally was probably sold again several times but we do not have records of these sales. From 1926 Sally was found under the name Måsungen in the Swedish Yacht Association Year Books. We know today of 11 different Swedish owners of Måsungen.
Måsungen, S55 was found in relatively good condition in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden during 1995 and was purchased and brought back to Son by Sally’s friends in 1996. After 2 years restoration Sally was registered under her original name with the registration number 30 N I.
Jac M Iversen sailing Sally III in 1921
The original drawings of the hull, rig and sails, approved by the Swedish Yacht Association in 1921, new rig drawing from 1931 which is how Sally is rigged today, together with the photographs and class approval certificate form the documentation for Sally III.
Sally III won the Æolus year prize in Göteborg in 1921. The silver cup was presented to Son Sailing Club in 1995 as a present by Jac M Iversens son’s Henrik and Axel Iversen. The cup is on show in the sailing club today.
The ownership of Sally III was transferred to Follo Museum who became official owner on June 1st 2003. Now part of Follo Museum exhibits, Sally III represents a little piece of history from this part of Norway.
Items can be found on our website dating from around the same period, so we do not feel too guilty about publishing articles about Sally III . That is the reason I give the wife for spending time on Sally III, and I am sticking to it!!!!!!!!!