|Designers||Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA), Herman F. Whiton (USA)|
|Builder||Bjarne Aas (NOR)|
|Material||Mahogany, carvel planked, glassfibre covered|
|1st certificate issued||1962|
|Original boat name||Mary|
|Original sail number||033|
|Current location||Menominee Yacht Club, Michigan|
- 5.5 US-33 Cora - 05.04.2015 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
- Information received from Deb Konyn, on boat name & ownership:
US-33 - Cora - Topsides Medium blue - Deck yellow - Owner Gary Mattson
- Information - 16.04.2009 by Matti Muoniovaara
- This is a Luders design #1020 L5.5#17.
Herman F. Whiton was the founder of the Sailboat Training Facility Inc.
The Facility ordered ten identical boats from Bjarne Aas Norway. The estimated cost was 100,000 US dollars. The boats served a dual purpose. They were a part of the facility fleet for the advanced instruction of young adults in the arts of a racing yachtsman. They were ment to be a medium for developing skills in the class for the Olympic Games competition to be held in Tokyo in 1964. Each boat would cost something under $10,000, ready to race. Half the boats were delivered in April 1962 and the rest before the seoson begun. The Sailboat Training Facility had headquarters 551 Fifth Avenue in New York. 1962 the fleet consisted of 8 Internationals (IOD) and these ten 5.5 meters.
The new boats were built of wood, but had coatings of fiber glass for durability and ease of maintenance.
1964 all ten boats were sold to Menominee.
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|Sail#||Boat name||Owner name|
|USA-033||"Mary"||Herman Whiton / Sailboat Training Facility Inc. (1962-1964)|
|USA-033||"Flash"||. Shepro (?-?)|
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