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Table of details and specifications of SWE-051
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders S. Carlsson, Sune Carlsson Båtvarv (SWE)
  Material Mahogany, diagonal carwel, laminated
  1st certificate issued 1968-06-15
  Original boat name Wasa IV
  Original country SWE
  Original sail number 051
  Current location Boat lost: It sank in front of Meersburg, Lake of Constance, in 1974

Notes

Storm on the Lake of Constance in 1974 - one boat lost - 11.06.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The documents section is now containing the story on the loss of Z-95 in 1974. The long standing rumour about a 2nd boat lost was clearified by comment from Peter Krohmer: That boat went to another harbour for shelter, without informing the race committee.
"Wasa IV" lost / Lake Constance - 19.02.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Hermann Schwaderer, back then owner of 5.5 G-11, has commented on 5.5 S-51:

She had been sold to Swiss ownership, to become 5.5 Z-95. The boat was lost during a race in front of Meersburg, German side of Lake Constance, next to another 5.5m which sunk in the same race.
Design - 18.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
This is a Britton Chance Jr. design #38 alike US-80 Outta Sight and US-76 Luv (now NED-9) of seven designs of 1968.
Sunk? - 18.02.2008 by Jens Busch
According to Peter Sundelin the boat was sold to Germany in 1969 and sunk in Boden See about a year later.
Material - 18.12.2007 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
Couldmodeld mahogny
Builder - 18.12.2007 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
Sune Carlsson Båtvarv Saltsjöbaden, Sweden

Information - 17.09.2007 by Sebastien Schmidt
Gold medal (1st/14) at the XIX Olympics 1968 Acapulco, Mexico, Ulf Sundelin / Jörgen& Peter Sundelin, Wasa IV, S-51, Britton Chance Jr. 1968, 4-1-1-1-5-1-1, 8.0p.

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5.5m SWE-51 "Wasa IV" in the 1968 Olympics in Acapulco, Mexico

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SWE-051
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SWE-051 "Wasa IV" Wallenberg & Salén (1968-?)  
SUI-095 "Veloce III" Hans Gaspar Schulthess (1968-?)  
SUI-095 "Wasa IV" Urs Baumgartner (?-1974)  

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