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Table of details and specifications of SUI-143
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders J. & F. Psarofaghis, Chantier Naval Transl√©man SA, Bellerive (SUI)
  Material Cold moulded wood
  1st certificate issued 1983
  Original boat name Whisper
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 143
  Current location Arolo, Lago Maggiore (ITA)


1999 - 2008 - 30.05.2011 by Ambroise Johnson
When I bought Whisper from Laurent Pinget, Whisper was geared the old way, there was 4 winch, plenty of blocks and sheets everywhere. I sailed her once from Geneva to Prangins and decided to strip here completely from this old stuff. As a result she received a new carbon mast from Wilke, a new rudder designed by Seb Schmidt and a new layout more suitable for racing. She was 20 kg lighter and lot more fun to sail. I kept the original keel but I improved the trim control which proved to be the good choice. This is by far the finest boat I ever sailed !

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-143
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-143 "Whisper" P. Binder (1983-?)  
SUI-143 "Whisper" Laurent Pinget (?-1999)  
SUI-143 "Whisper" Ambroise Johnson (1999-2008)  
ITA-057 "Whisper" Richard Leupold (2008-?)  

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