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Table of details and specifications of SUI-143
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders Jean & François Psarofaghis, Transléman, Genève (SUI)
  Material Cold moulded wood
  1st certificate issued 1983
  Original boat name Whisper
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 143
  Current location Arolo, Lago Maggiore (ITA)

Notes

1999 - 2008 - 30.05.2011 by Ambroise Johnson
When I bought Whisper from Laurent Pinget, Whisper was geared the old way, there was 4 winch, plenty of blocks and sheets everywhere. I sailed her once from Geneva to Prangins and decided to strip here completely from this old stuff. As a result she received a new carbon mast from Wilke, a new rudder designed by Seb Schmidt and a new layout more suitable for racing. She was 20 kg lighter and lot more fun to sail. I kept the original keel but I improved the trim control which proved to be the good choice. This is by far the finest boat I ever sailed !
Ambroise

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ITA-057 Italian Open Championship

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-143
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-143 "Wisper" P. Binder (1983-?)  
SUI-143 "Whisper" Laurent Pinget (?-1999)  
SUI-143 "Whisper" Ambroise Johnson (1999-2008)  
ITA-057 "Whisper" Richard Leupold (2008-?)  

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