The career of Johan August Anker as a yacht designer sounds almost magical, Especially as princes and dragons play a part in his story… Once there […]
legendary 12-metre yacht has had a long journey so far, from Australia via the United States and Italy to Flensburg. In 1962 she was the boat of the Australian challenger, Sir Frank Packer, but she was sailed by Jock Sturrock and was the faster boat. Despite this, the American yacht, Weatherly, with Bus Moosbacher at the helm, won in the end. One race was actually won by Gretel and the others were exceptionally tight. This was the first challenge that could actually have been successful. Gretel is named after the wife of Frank Packer, who once again challenged with Gretel II in 1970.