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Table of details and specifications of USA-031
  Designers Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA), Ernest B. Fay
  Builder Seabrook Shipyard (USA)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1962-00-00
  Original boat name Pride
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 031
  Current location Northern Michigan (USA)

Notes

USA031 Now in Michigan - 24.07.2018 by Joe Strelow
We purchased this boat in Georgia last week. The boat has been indoors for the last 12 years and is structurally in very good condition. Leonard Kirkham worked at the Seabrook boatyard in Houston and bought the "Pride of Seabrook" in 1990. He was a master shipwright trained in England, and a world class sailor. The boat was raced as "Woodstock" after moving it to Georgia and we understand that 'Len' was to be respected on the course. A new deck was installed before his death last year and seems to have returned it to the original configuration. He took good care of the boat and I am proud to be the new owner. We have some work to do, but hope to have it sailing in the fall regatta in Midland, Ontario in September.
Texas Corinthian Yacht Club - 23.02.2017 by marchand alain
In the early fifties the new International 5.5 Meter Class of sailboats would attract Kings, Crown Princes, and Texas oilmen. Even though Europe and the East Coast were leading the way in this new class, the men and woman from a small club in Texas were proving they could hold their own in regattas all over the world. The Fay brothers would make the cover of Sports Illustrated to the delight of members and the TCYC would continue to set the standard for one design sailboat racing on Galveston Bay.

The Corinthian and the International 5.5 Meter class may have been the best boats for racing on Galveston Bay after World War II but new changes in building materials were being developed and in the late sixties a new trend of fiberglass design hulls were attracting some attention from the global sailing community.
USA-031 Pride in 1966 World Championship regatta - 08.08.2015 by Matias Johansson
Albert Fay's Pride can be seen with D-11 Web III, SWE-40 Wasa III and GER-13 Sünnschien in the book "Expert Dinghy and Keelboat Racing" by Paul Elvström, pp. 88-89.
Designer and builder - 24.01.2009 by Matti Muoniovaara
This is a Luders design #1015 L5.5#12. the builder was Seabrook Shipyard.

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5.5 USA 31 "Pride" - arriving in Midland

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-031
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-031 "Pride" Ernest B. Fay (1962-?)  
USA-031 "Pride of Seabrook" Not disclosed (?-1990)  
USA-031 "Woodstock" Leonard T. Kirkham (1990-2017)  
USA-031 "Pride" Joe Strelow (2018-?)  

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