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Table of details and specifications of FIN-040
  Designer Doug Peterson (USA)
  Builders Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)
  Material GRP
  1st certificate issued 1993
  Original boat name Dodotoo
  Original country FIN
  Original sail number 040
  Current location Port la Forêt, Bretagne (FRA)


5.5 FRA 50 "Joker" & her sisters - 27.09.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This Doug Peterson design proved to be the most successful of the 90's. Seven sisterboats were built by MELGES Boatworks, the boats shown here with their respective sailnumbers over the years:
Z-181 > NOR 61 > SWE 65
L-40 > SUI 200 > FRA 50
US-97 > AUS 82 > GER 82
NOR 57 > NED 21 > AHO 1
K-39 > GER 39 > SUI 196
Z-189 > GER 84
Z-191 > GER 81 (Cannes 2016: CAN 78)
On top of the success in the 90's, one of the boats (GER 82, Tommy Mueller) showed an excellent performance, winning the "German & Dutch Open" Championship in 2015, ahead of many younger 5.5m Modern boats.
Information - 17.09.2007 by Sebastien Schmidt
Wins Gold Cup 1995 by Henrik Dahlman, became FRA-50

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5.5 FRA 50 "Joker" - in Cannes

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of FIN-040
Sail# Boat name Owner name
FIN-040 "Dodotoo" Henrik Dahlman (1993-1996)  
SUI-200 "Joker 8" Thomas Sprecher (1996-2002)  
FRA-050 "Joker" Jean-Pierre Chacun (2003-?)  
FRA-050 "Joker" Not disclosed (?-?)  

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