Bjarne Aas

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Bjarne Aas (28 February 1886 – 29 March 1969) was a Norwegian engineer, sailor, yacht designer and ship builder. He was born in Kristiania, a son of Henrik Ernst Aas and Anette Sofie Sørensen.

His breakthrough as yacht designer came in 1924, when his Elisabeth V won a gold medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Among his best known designs is the International One Design. He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav in 1957.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ Ersland, Bjørn Arild. "Bjarne Aas". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Bjarne Aas". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 13 April 2014.