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Table of details and specifications of GER-019
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders Willi Lehmann, Yacht- und Bootswerft Gebr. Lehmann, Woltersdorf (GO_)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1969-07-10
  Original boat name Fortuna V
  Original country GER
  Original sail number 019
  Current location Near the Lake of Geneva (SUI)


5.5 G 19 "Fortuna V" - Olympic candidate in 1968 - 11.03.2021 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
There had been plans to have this boat being built in time, for competing for the Olympic ticket, in 1968. If it was the direct nomination of G 17 by the German Sailing Federation or another reason, which made the original wish impossible, still has to be researched.
5.5 G 19 "Fortuna" - finally found - 22.10.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Francois has found the boat, however in a much different state, compared to its sailing times. Part of the hull has been transformed to a restaurant bar unit. This is bringing G 19 into the family of "5.5m-furniture-units", like KA 17 and US 71.
5.5 G-19 sold to Switzerland in 1972 / Lake Geneva? - 19.02.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
It has today been confirmed that this boat was sold to Switzerland, in 1972.
Eventually, she can be found on Lake Geneva, possibly without Swiss 5.5 sailnumber, as she is believed to never have been registered there for racing.
The boat could be similar to Z-91 + Z-92 or to S-50.
This info for those having an open eye, when strolling through harbours on Lake Geneva, next springtime. Please pass info on her location as a note, here.
Searching for "Fortuna V" - 03.02.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This is last recorded to have been sailing the 1972 World Championships, after which she was sold in Geneva after the end of the races.
The German 5.5m Association is searching for this boat and is appreciating any hint to its whereabouts!

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5.5 G 19 "Fortuna V" - modified

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of GER-019
Sail# Boat name Owner name
GER-019 "Fortuna V" Emil Hepp (1969-1972)  

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