49' One Off Ocean Cruiser Racer "Serendib IV"                            Home

Designed and built at Molich, Hundested, Denmark in 1970 for a demanding client who loved Ocean Racing.
Modern S&S inspired under water hull. The yacht came in as No. four in the 3700 NM long "Cape Town - Rio ocean race" in 1971.
LOA 14,85 m - Beam 4,00 m - Draft 2,30 m. Walsted have serviced the yacht since 1980


The first "Cape Town to Rio Ocean Race" in 1971

All pictures are from the archive of Mr. Claes Rechnitzer who was one of the crew members.
The race started on January 16th 1971. Details about the race:

At the start in Rio, 16th January 1971. "Serendib IV" heading NW towards Eqator in strong wind..!


Mr. Claes Rechnichter, October 2010 with the original drawing of the Yawl rig                                          And 40 years ago on board "Serendib IV" in Cape Town



The most windy and also the longest route goes NW where you pass Equtor and then heads SW down to Rio.
Serendib IV followed this route and sailed 3.725 NM on it's way to Rio.

Claes's father, a danish navy captain, plottet the dayly posiotions on this chart. The owner and crew members are mentiond top right.

Private pictures from the race:

Top:     Leaving Cape Town

Middle:  The owner and skipper Mr. J. P. Christiansen / Crew members have "spotted" the Equator

Bottom: Claes Rechnichter / Rio here we are..!