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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 ...where could the boat be today?...

Notes

5.5 USA 68 "Cadenza" - the search is on - 07.01.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
In an attempt to rejoin all existing participant boats of the 1968 Acapulco Olympic sailing regattas during summer 2018 for a 50th anniversary event, the search is on for 5.5 USA 68 "Cadenza". Who can help?
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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