|Designers||Warren Muir (Australia), Ben Lexcen (AUS)|
|Builders||Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)|
|1st certificate issued||1990-00-00|
|Original boat name||Femme|
|Original sail number||056|
|Current location||Risør, Skagerrak (NOR)|
- 5.5 NOR 56 and her sisters - 24.06.2012 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
- Following the info from Warren Muir about "Warrior III" and the first series of Melges built 5.5m boats, here are the sister boats to SUI 160; they are listed with their last sailnumbers known:
NOR 47, USA 91, NOR 50, GER 75, USA 94, SUI 184, USA 96, NOR 54, SUI 176, NOR 50, SUI 202, NED 10, NOR 58, BAH 16, SUI 155, SUI 171, SUI 172 and GER 25. NED 10 was lost in a fire; USA 91, 94 + 96 are not found again, yet and BAH 16 is told to have gone to a US-based sailing school.
Together with the originals FRA 44 and SUI 135, it will be a challenge to meet again, for close competition races.
- 5.5 NOR 56 "Femme" - Story by Mikkel Thommessen - 18.02.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
- Jan Erik Dyvis 5,5 NOR 56 has a special history. She was new for the
1990 Worlds in Torquay where she came 4th after a bad collision with
Pete Masterson i the last race.
Dyvi owned her until 1995 when I sailed her in Hankø Race Week. Upon
towing her across the Oslofjord to my summerhouse in Arendal, her
rudder broke from the connection to the tiller which was tied. The
boat turned hard starboard and was filled with water an sank in less
than 30 seconds. I was in my motorboat with my two children aged 4 and
18. We were all thrown into the water. The boat would have sunk if the
the cleat that held the towline had not broken, and the motorboat
eventually came upright half filled with water.
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|Sail#||Boat name||Owner name|
|NOR-056||"Femme"||Jan Erik Dyvi (1990-1995)|
|NOR-056||"Femme"||Kjell Movik (1996-?)|
|NOR-056||"Femme"||Dag Olav Hødnebø (?-2004)|
|NOR-056||"Sashimi"||Steffen Ousdal (2004-?)|
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