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Table of details and specifications of USA-053
  Designer Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA)
  Builder Bjarne Aas (NOR)
  Material
  1st certificate issued 1964
  Original boat name Chahala
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 053
  Current location

Notes

S48 is not Chalala PS - 19.02.2008 by Jens Busch
PS. Emil (or Ingemar) Sandberg named the boat Laremi, and I kept that name.
S48 is not Chalala - 19.02.2008 by Jens Busch
I have a copy of the original certificate for the BA1 John B who became S48. It is issued march 6, 1963, stating: owner is Symonette, the designer is Luders, built by Kungsör, measured by Tore Holm in Kungsör on march 5, classified by Germainscher Lloyd.
I also have a copy of the Luders drawing, it is hull number 1026.
Tomas-Bertel Nathorst baught the boat from Symonette and named her Tomatoe, S48. He sold her to Emil Sandberg, Gothenburg, in 1967, and I baught her in 1973.
I sold the boat to Göran Uggla late 1979. He named her Strix. (wich by the way is latin for Owl = Uggla in swedish!)
Result of US-53 in Copenhagen 5th World 5.5m Championship - 19.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
29) Herbert Gumprecht, Chahala US-53, A. E. Luders Jr. 1963 (26-34-23-15-37-28-24) 186.0 pts

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-053
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-053 "Chahala" Herbert Gumprecht (1964-?)  

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