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Table of details and specifications of AUS-049
  Designer Ben Lexcen (AUS)
  Builders Andrew Hudson, Hudson Boat Building, Sydney (AUS)
  Material Red Cedar hull, outer & inner fibre/epoxy layer
  1st certificate issued 1987-04-22
  Original boat name Aurora
  Original country AUS
  Original sail number 049
  Current location Northern Germany, ready to race (GER)


5.5 GER 110 = 5.5 AUS 49 & GER Class boat - 30.11.2021 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This Ben Lexcen design has again been offered to our sailor friends from Australia, for them to participate in the big International 5.5mR regattas, in Europe. Also, the boat has been offred to interested sailors here, as the Class boat for 2022.
5.5 GER 110 "Pittwater" - the GER Class-boat in 2021 - 20.06.2021 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The boat will during the season 2021 be sailed by a young Regatta-Team of ETUF in Essen, on Baldeneysee, but will also reach 5.5m regattas in other locations.
5.5 GER 110 "Pittwater" - Refit - 15.12.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The present owner has upgraded the boat with new racing deck equipment, halyards, lines & sheets, has had a boatbuilder install the new cockpit floor with a revised supportive structure as well as new bailers and a new draining pump, plus a new tiller and boom support. She is featuring a new harbour cover, new spinnaker bags, is ready to race and available for the next owner. The original project has to be postponed, due to the current "C"-situation.
5.5 GER 110 "Pittwater" - looking forward - 19.03.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Despite all odds, we want to look forward, letting you know, that this boat will be made available to overseas' travellers wishing to race in Europe, as well as offering crew-places to local sailors, wishing to join the 5.5's.
5.5 AUS 49 - info - 24.02.2015 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Andrew Hudson reports on AUS 49:
AUS 49 Aurora was built for Colin Ryan in 1986, it was the same design / construction as Kamber II. Colin put on his own keel using the same keel mould as the Muir boat Nangarina AUS 43 he had built for himself on a previous occasion
AUS 49 possibly NOR 51 - Info from Matti - 01.05.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Info received from Matti on the 6th of April:
NOR-51 is Metaxa in Risör, cold molded wood might be KA-49 Aurora (Colin Ryan) Lexcen-Hudson
5.5 AUT 11 - moved to original AUS 48 - 06.04.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Following info received from Colin & Matti, data of AUT 11 has been moved to AUS 48
5.5 AUT 11 "Aperino" - 30.06.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The name of the boat derives from the celtic name of the home lake, Wolfgangsee.

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5.5 GER 110 "Pittwater" - on Baldeneysee

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of AUS-049
Sail# Boat name Owner name
AUS-049 "Aurora" Colin Ryan (1987-?)  
NOR-051 "Metaxa" Graham Lord (2013-?)  
GBR-051 "Aurora" Graham Lord (2016-?)  
GER-110 "Pittwater" Not disclosed (2020-?)  

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