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Table of details and specifications of USA-072
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders Dirk Kneulman, Ontario Yachts (CAN)
  Material Mahogany, diagonal carwel, laminated
  1st certificate issued 1967
  Original boat name Cloud 9
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 072
  Current location Strande (KYC), Kiel Firth (GER)

Notes

5.5 GER 17 - back in Germany - 21.06.2015 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The most successful German 5.5m boat (4th in Acapulco) in Olympic times for the Class, has returned to Germany, being based in Strande on Kiel Firth. She will be sailing local regattas with the Kiel fleet, but can also be expected in International events.
Two corrections - 26.08.2008 by Tom van Maanen
Peter v.d. Post boatname is Lorbas.

Current location is: Zeewolde
USA 79 - 06.04.2008 by DAVID STOFF
I hope that I can clarify some of the confusion. I have USA 79; sailing in Casco Bay, Maine. It is an Egger built cold molded hull. Moveable mast step. When I purchased the boat I was also given two blueprints. One was the sail plan, the other was the construction drawing. Great boat!

D. Stoff
Confusion between USA-072 Cloud 9 and USA-079 Cloud Nine - 03.11.2007 by Site Administrator
This is a typical case of one the aim of this web site : to point out and clarify the unclear situations left by the history which is by nature uncomplete.
Following Matti Muoniovaara's source: "there were two Cloud 9s which were owned by Gordon Lindemann. The first was Cloud 9 US-72 and the second Cloud Nine US-79".
See USA-079 for complementary details.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-072
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-072 "Cloud 9" Gordon Lindemann (1967-1967)  
GER-017 "Sünnschien" Rudolf Harmstorf (1967-1970)  
GER-017 "Sünnschien" Karl Heinz Sauer (1970-1977)  
GER-017 "Lorbass" Gert Hennighausen (1977-1982)  
GER-017 "Lorbas" S. Frank (1985-1994)  
NED-029 "Lorbas" Peter van der Post (1994-2002)  
NED-029 "Zonneschijn" Tom van Maanen (2002-?)  
GER-017 "Sünnschien" Not disclosed (2015-?)  

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