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Table of details and specifications of SUI-187
  Designers Philippe Meier (SUI), Sebastien Schmidt (SUI)
  Builders Ruedi Furer, R. Furer & Ch. Wilke (SUI)
  Material GRE
  1st certificate issued 1993-05-06
  Original boat name The Sting
  Original country SUI
  Original sail number 187
  Current location Pittwater (RPAYC), Newport, NSW (AUS)


Design and building history - 15.04.2014 by Sebastien Schmidt
SUI-187 and SUI 188 are exact sister-ships that have been studied in 1993, built during the winter and launched in 1994.
This project was a milestone in that it was our first collaboration with Christof Wilke - in joint-venture with Rudi Furer and Olaf Burger at this time - as builders, and our last one with Philippe Meier as co-architect.
Hull shapes and sail area were tailored for racing in a strong breeze; although after two full seasons’ racing these boats we had concluded that light air to medium boats are easier to race in the breeze than the other way around. Anyway, this design then won one European championship in 1994 in Cannes (SUI-187), and finished third and fourth in the worlds 1996 in Muiden (NED) with SUI-188.
First application of the cockpit tub configuration, which is fully integrated to the deck, hanging from it and built in one piece all together.
The trim-tab fitted "elephant foot" keel has been studied by aero-hydro engineer Remi Laval-Jeantet.
The hull and deck moulds have also produced SUI-194 and SUI-195.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SUI-187
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SUI-187 "The Sting" Furer Burger (1993-?)  
SUI-187 "The Sting" A. Perrin (?-?)  
GER-088 "Briseis" Not disclosed (2012-?)  
AUS-062 "Drop Bear" John Bacon (2018-?)  
AUS-062 "Ku-ring-gai" John Bacon (2018-?)  

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