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Table of details and specifications of GER-008
  Designer Sparkman & Stephens (USA)
  Builders H. Rasmussen, Abeking & Rasmussen (GER)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1959-08-27
  Original boat name Surprise
  Original country GER
  Original sail number 008
  Current location Gmunden (UYCT), Traunsee (AUT)


5.5 G-8 "Suprise" - 09.08.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Design #1502 by S&S
5.5 G-8 "Surprise" - A&R #5451 - 28.05.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
5.5 G-8 "Surprise" was built by Abeking & Rasmussen, construction #5451. She went shortly after completion to Austria and participated as the Austrian 5.5m in the 1960 Olympics.

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5.5 AUT 4 "Windspiel XIV" - on Traunsee

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of GER-008
Sail# Boat name Owner name
GER-008 "Surprise" Heinz Wittgenstein (1959-1960)  
AUT-004 "Surprise" Gottfried Köchert (1960-1961)  
AUT-004 "Windspiel XIX" Dipl.-Ing. Viktor Thausing (1961-1971)  
AUT-004 "Windspiel XIX" Johanna Thausing (1971-1971)  
AUT-004 "Windspiel XIX" Prof. Dr. Gertrud Thausing (1971-1997)  
AUT-004 "Windspiel XIX" Johannes Thausing (1997-?)  

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