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Table of details and specifications of DEN-012
  Designer Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA)
  Builders Asker Borsholmen, Börsholmens Båtvarf (NOR)
  Material Mahogany on ash frames
  1st certificate issued 1966
  Original boat name Web IV
  Original country DEN
  Original sail number 012
  Current location Danmarks Museum før Lystsejlads, Svendborg (DEN)

Notes

1966 - 09.07.2015 by Carl Christian Lassen
We also sailed in 1966 in Horten and Hankø, and with KDY 100 years regatta north of Copenhagen
Web IV D-12 - 19.03.2014 by Matti Muoniovaara
Web IV was the last 5.5 metre of William Eldred Berntsen. The boat was built to participate the KDY 100th Anniversary Jubilee Regatta 1966 (Jubilæumsregatta 1966), the fifth World 5.5 Metre Championship sailed in Copenhagen. This regatta proved to be one of the great races in the class history with 47 entries. The world championship was won by Poul Elvström with Web III D-11 and Berntsen was placed 36th in the final standings. Later Berntsen sailed with this boat the Scandinavian Gold Cup 1966 in Hankö, Coppa d'Italia 1967 in Sandhamn (with dnc), first Europe 5.5 Metre Championship 1968 in Neuchatel, Acapulco Olympics 1968 placing 13th and the Scandinavian Gold Cup 1968 in Sandhamn. Berntsen had four Web named boats #1 (1959), #2 (1960), #3 (1964), #4 (1966) and Firklöver D-7 (1952). With Web II he won Silver medal in Rome Olympics 1960. The Scandinavian Gold Cup he sailed six times with no race wins: 1954 (Firklöver), 1956 (Firklöver), 1962 (Web), 1964 (Web III), 1966 (Web IV) and 1968 (Web IV). After 1968 there were no entries in 5.5m international regattas. Web II was sold to the US (#30) 1962 and Web III also went to the US (Jade #71) 1966, now placed in a bar lounge. The first Web is now located in Flensburg Wassersportverein Galwik.
This boat is in the list of Luders designs with #1064 L5.5 #49 (L5.5s totally 72).
D 12 - 27.01.2009 by Jens Busch
William Berntsen sailed the boat in Hankö in 1967 and 1968.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of DEN-012
Sail# Boat name Owner name
DEN-012 "Web IV" W. Berntsen (1966-?)  

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