Jan Herman Linge
|Jan Herman Linge|
January 28, 1922|
|Died||June 25, 2007(aged 85)|
Early life and career
During World War II, he joined the Norwegian resistance and was trained as a saboteur in the United Kingdom. He was captured on a mission and spent some time in a German prison camp. Linge completed his studies in 1949.
He was also a very active designer of sail boats. The Soling was selected as Olympic class in 1968, and participated in 8 Olympic games. The Yngling became an international class in 1979, and an Olympic class in the Athens Olympics in 2004.
The designs by Linge are known by the "ling" suffix, such as Brisling, Firling, Fjordling, Gambling 34, Lærling, Mekling, Smiling, Wesling and Willing.
A total of about 10,000 motor vessels and 10,000 sailing vessels of Linge design has been built.
- Jan Herman Linge død, seilas.no