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Essentials

Table of details and specifications of SWE-008
  Designer Arvid Laurin (SWE)
  Builders Boatbuilder Lindell, Tricksons båtvarv, Motala ((SWE))
  Material
  1st certificate issued 1951
  Original boat name If
  Original country SWE
  Original sail number 008
  Current location

Notes

Quail - K-5 - 1952 - 12.08.2009 by Matti Muoniovaara
Beken photograph from the Solent "Quail Olympic Trials 1952" tells that it was already 1952 K-5.
5.5 S-8 "If" - possibly exported to the UK - 10.01.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The Lloyd's Register list is stating 5.5 K-5 "Quail" as Laurin/Tricksons/1951, but although built in 1951, she only appears as K-5 in the Lloyd's list of 1954.

The countercheck with Jens Busch reveils:
"In my research S-8 appears in the KSSS lists of registered boats in 1951, 1952 and 1953. So probably the boat was sold abroad after that."

Hence the assumption that K-5 has been originally S-8.

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Quail K-5

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SWE-008
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SWE-008 "If" Consortium GKSS (1951-1952)  
GBR-005 "Quail" Major Digby Robert Peel (1952-?)  
USA-014 "Quail" Connecticut Syndicate, Harold Dean (1960-1964)  

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