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Table of details and specifications of BER-001
  Designer Bjarne Aas (NOR)
  Builders Bj. Aas, Bjarne Aas Båtbyggeri, Fredrikstad (NOR)
  Material Honduras mahogany on Norwegian elm, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1953-02-20
  Original boat name Saga II
  Original country BER
  Original sail number 001
  Current location Northern Michigan (USA)


Aeolus II is in Michigan, not Mass - 03.06.2009 by Joseph Lambert
We purchased Aeolus II from Mr. Hemmerling several years ago. She has since undergone a thorough renovation and refinishing and resides in northern Michigan.
Information - 15.04.2009 by Matti Muoniovaara
Published news with photo in Yachting June 1953 tells that the boat was built already 1953.
5.5 KC-14 "Aeolus II" - 26.03.2009 by Toby Hemmerling
I bought KC-14 in a very dilapidated state in Missisauga in 1988.

Along with the boat came an original wooden boom and a set of sails all with the Olympic seal and I was told she sailed under a Swedish registration and won gold. Other than the olympic seal I have no evidence to verify this claim.

She was extensively refurbished (including all new rigging and a completely new deck) and sailed as an RCYC boat out of Toronto. After moving to Colorado I kept her in storage for several years and eventually sold her to a new owner in Massachusetts.
5.5 KC-14 "Saga II" / Racing in Canada in 1957 - 09.02.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Diane Blake of the RCYC, Toronto, informs: "...5.5 KC-14 "Saga II", won the C.A.B. Brown Memorial trophy in 1957, it is listed as an RCYC boat but no owners name is given..."

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of BER-001
Sail# Boat name Owner name
BER-001 "Saga II" Sir Eldon & Kenneth Trimingham (1953-1958)  
CAN-014 "Saga II" Melwille Gould (?-?)  
CAN-014 "Aeolus II" Toby Hemmerling (1988-2003)  
USA-102 "Aeolus II" Not disclosed (?-?)  

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