- Boat Name: Flapper
- Sail: N 71, D 60
- Year Built: 1939
- Designer: Christian Jensen
- Builder: Anker & Jensen
- Owner: Nick Booth
- History: N 71 Flapper was built in Norway just prior to the
outbreak of World War II. Later sold to Denmark, she was the
alternate for that country's 6 meter entry in the 1948 Olympics.
Flapper made her way to Maine in the early 50's, but never took
part in the post-war six meter scene on Long Island Sound or
on Lake Ontario. She was used as a cruiser for a little while,
but has now been returned to racing trim and continues to race everywhere and anywhere there's good competition. The below vintage photos show Flapper sailing
off the coast of Norway in some post WWII class racing. Flapper's
restoration at Brion Rieff's shop, http://www.brionrieffboatbuilder.com
was completed in mid-2007 and Nick Booth and team have been "on the road" with Flapper ever since. Flapper received some further repair and fine tuning at Lars Guck's shop and came 8th of 45 at the massive 2011 Worlds at Helsinki. Flapper and crew were dominant at the 2013 Robbe & Berking sponsored 6mR World Championships in Flensburg, Germany, and held an 11 point lead going into the last race, but narrowly missed winning the regatta in a difficult "lottery" last race held in very light air. Flapper came to the inconclusive 2014 Europeans at Falmouth and on to the 2015 World Championships at La Trinite in France, where she placed 5th in a very competitive series. Flapper came to Switzerland for the 2016 Europeans, placing well in this spectacular event. Nick continues the campaign and will be on the line in Vancouver for the 2017 World Championships.
2007 US Nationals on Puget Sound - 6th of 9.
2008 European Championships at La Trinite sur Mer, France - 17th of 22.
2009 World Cup at Newport, Rhode Island - 15th of 24.
2010 North Americans on Puget Sound -
6th of 8 overall, 2nd in the Classics.
2011 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland - 8th of 45.
2012 European Championships in Nynashamn, Sweden - 7th of 18.
2013 World Championships in Flensburg, Germany -
2nd of 23.
2015 World Championships La Trinite sur Mer, France - 5th of 23.
2016 European Championships at Brunnen, Switzerland - 4th of 16.
Photo Gilles Favez. Flapper at the 2016 European Championships.
Flapper at the 2009 World Championships at Newport, Rhode Island. Photo Dana Olsen.