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Table of details and specifications of USA-033
  Designers Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA), Herman F. Whiton (USA)
  Builders Bj. Aas, Bjarne Aas Båtbyggeri, Fredrikstad (NOR)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked, glassfibre covered
  1st certificate issued 1962
  Original boat name Mary
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 033
  Current location Last location known: Menominee Yacht Club, Michigan


5.5 US-33 Cora - 05.04.2015 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Information received from Deb Konyn, on boat name & ownership:
US-33 - Cora - Topsides Medium blue - Deck yellow - Owner Gary Mattson
Information - 16.04.2009 by Matti Muoniovaara
This is a Luders design #1020 L5.5#17.
Herman F. Whiton was the founder of the Sailboat Training Facility Inc.
The Facility ordered ten identical boats from Bjarne Aas Norway. The estimated cost was 100,000 US dollars. The boats served a dual purpose. They were a part of the facility fleet for the advanced instruction of young adults in the arts of a racing yachtsman. They were ment to be a medium for developing skills in the class for the Olympic Games competition to be held in Tokyo in 1964. Each boat would cost something under $10,000, ready to race. Half the boats were delivered in April 1962 and the rest before the seoson begun. The Sailboat Training Facility had headquarters 551 Fifth Avenue in New York. 1962 the fleet consisted of 8 Internationals (IOD) and these ten 5.5 meters.
The new boats were built of wood, but had coatings of fiber glass for durability and ease of maintenance.
1964 all ten boats were sold to Menominee.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-033
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-033 "Mary" Frash Whiton Boats Inc. (1962-1965)  
USA-033 "Flash" . Shepro (?-?)  
USA-033 "Cora" Gary Mattson (?-?)  

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