|Designer||Willi Lehmann (GO_)|
|Builders||Willi Lehmann, Yacht- und Bootswerft Gebr. Lehmann, Woltersdorf (GO_)|
|1st certificate issued||1964|
|Original boat name||Marion|
|Original sail number||014|
- Exporting 5.5's - Cryptic destinations - 10.02.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
- During the 1963 Swiss Championships, Willy Lehmann was asked about his next construction plans and he answered to be working on new developments, GO 14 and GO 15, which were going to be exported to North Korea.
Looking back, this was a way of not publicly saying that the boats would be exported to Western Germany.
The GDR had decided not to participate with 5.5's in the 1968 Olympics anymore and then concentrated fully on the Dragon class - and eventually winning Bronze in the Dragon with Paul Borowski, the former top GDR 5.5m sailor at the helm.
So, a few 5.5' were up for sale. In the end, GO 15 and GO 16 took this way and were sold to West Berlin and to Lake Constance respectively.
The German 5.5m Association is searching for ex GO 14. Anyone who can give a hint to it's whereabouts, please place a note.
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|Sail#||Boat name||Owner name|
|GO_-014||"Marion"||Volksmarine Stralsund (1964-?)|
|GER-061||"Marion"||[un known] (?-?)|
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