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Table of details and specifications of SWE-050
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders Jan Gustavsson, Gustavsson, Rosättra (SWE)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1968-05-04
  Original boat name Apriori
  Original country SWE
  Original sail number 050
  Current location Norrtälje, Baltic Sea (SWE)


5.5 SWE 50 - Back in Sweden - 28.03.2009 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Jan Gustavsson and Håkan Kellner have brought back "Apriori" to Sweden, planning to restore her to original beauty.
Information - 18.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Quite right Jens.
Thomas Natthorst raced this boat under the name Tomatoe 1969 and 1970 in Sandhamn and Sydney. In Sandhamn 5.5 World Championship 1969 he was 3rd (Sundelin Br. was 2nd) with crew Håkan Linquist, Claes Boje. Result was 1-8-4-3-11-3-3 39.1 points. In Sydney Natthorst got to the Gold Cup finals with score 1-?-? finals 3-3-2. In the World Championship he was among the best six or eight?

Kellner brothers - 18.02.2008 by Jens Busch
Håkan Kellner and his brother Rickard built the boat together with Jan Gustavsson at Rosättra during nights and weekends. In the summer of 1968 they sailed the Olympic qualification sailings and also the Europeans in Switzerland.
In the autumn -68 Nathorst bought the boat and named her Tomatoe. He is believed to have put a separate rudder on the boat in 1970.

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5.5 SWE 50 "Apriori" - in Helsinki, 2011

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of SWE-050
Sail# Boat name Owner name
SWE-050 "Apriori" Håkan Kellner (1968-1968)  
SWE-050 "Tomatoe" Tomas-Bertel Nathorst (1968-?)  
SUI-101 "Galatea" J. Toller (1972-?)  
SWE-050 "Apriori" Jan Gustavsson & Håkan Kellner (2009-?)  

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