Owned by David Emery Baxter in Newport Beach, Ca. He took her to Morro, Ca. around the late 70’s. Her name was ‘Rapier’ at that time although ‘RITA IV’ was engraved in her tiller. When I sold her I felt she should not race any more. She is King Christian X’s 10 Metre.
“Rita IV was also named ‘Karama’ and owned by A.P.Moeller, founder of the Maersk line.
I have personally had the pleasure of sailing with her from Gilleleje to Skovshoved, Denmark with the owner’s guest”. Ole Rasmussen
In 2009 she was undergoing a restoration.
|Designer:||William Fife III|
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|Built By:||Thornycroft, Denmark|
|LOA m / ft:||17.3m / 57'|
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|Construction:||Canadian or American elm on steel frames. Basic framing, gunwhales, stringers are probably pitch pine. Main backbone, stem, keelboard, stern post and outrigger are oak.|