Boat Name: New Sweden; ex. Frances, ex. New Sweden
Sail: CAN 136; ex. SWE 129
Year Built: 1989
Designer: Peter Norlin
Builder: Bohuslaska Batservice
Owner: Rainer Muller
History: New Sweden was built for G. Johansson and made her international debut at the 1989 World Championships in Marstrand, Sweden, where she placed a respectable 9th of 37 Modern entries. Records next show her competing at the 1993 Worlds as SWE 129 Frances, owned by KB Ozelattan and helmed by Alf Mansson. She placed 12th of 24. New Sweden next appears in the annals owned by Alexsei Elliot at the 2005 Worlds at Sandhamn, where she placed 23rd of 24. She was sold soon after this to the UK, where she flourished in her first season, winning the 2006 Royal Southern YC 6mR regatta and the Royal Yacht Squadron Household Division Regatta off Cowes. New Sweden was imported to Vancouver, Canada in 2013 and has been taking part in local regattas in preparation for the 2017 World Championships.