In 1937 Christian Jensen designed a 10 metre cruiser-racer for a member of the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. One year later Kipawa was launched in Son, south of Oslo.
The yacht remained active for many years until she sank off the coast of Stromboli in the mid nineties. In 2003 she arrived at Tecnomar Boat Yard for a complete restoration.
Since then she has been campaigned successfully in the Mediterranean classic regattas.