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Table of details and specifications of USA-068
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builder unknown
  Material
  1st certificate issued 1965
  Original boat name Cadenza
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 068
  Current location

Notes

Olympic result - 30.06.2008 by Site Administrator
8th/14 at the XIX Olympics 1968 Acapulco, Mexico, Frank Gardner Cox Jr./ Stepehen Colgate, Stuart Hodge Walker, Cadenza, US-68, Britton Chance Jr. 1965, 7-8-8-4-9-8-6, 74.7p.
Message received from Tad LaFountain, 26. June 2007 - 30.06.2008 by Site Administrator
Forty years ago, I had the privilege of being on the practice crew for F. Gardner Cox on US 68 ‘Cadenza’ – a Chance-designed hull. Sailing with Stuart Walker and Steve Colgate, Gardner went on to be the American 5.5 representative to the 1968 (Mexico City/Acapulco) games.
Gardner died in 1988. I spoke with Steve Colgate about 2 years ago and he is not aware of Cadenza’s current location. I have sent a message to Bill Cox (Gardner’s nephew) and if I hear anything about the boat, I’ll pass it on.
Don Cohan of Philadelphia (Bronze medal in the Dragon class in ’72) had a Chance 5.5 identical to Cadenza, but I can’t recall the sail number. It would make sense that it would be either US67 or US69, but really haven’t a clue.

Tad LaFountain

Princeton, NJ

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5.5 US 68 "Cadenza"

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-068
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-068 "Cadenza" F. Gardner Cox (1965-?)  

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