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Table of details and specifications of USA-053
  Designer Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA)
  Builder Bjarne Aas (NOR)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1963-07-06
  Original boat name Chahala
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 053
  Current location

Notes

S48 is not Chalala PS - 19.02.2008 by Jens Busch
PS. Emil (or Ingemar) Sandberg named the boat Laremi, and I kept that name.
S48 is not Chalala - 19.02.2008 by Jens Busch
I have a copy of the original certificate for the BA1 John B who became S48. It is issued march 6, 1963, stating: owner is Symonette, the designer is Luders, built by Kungsör, measured by Tore Holm in Kungsör on march 5, classified by Germainscher Lloyd.
I also have a copy of the Luders drawing, it is hull number 1026.
Tomas-Bertel Nathorst baught the boat from Symonette and named her Tomatoe, S48. He sold her to Emil Sandberg, Gothenburg, in 1967, and I baught her in 1973.
I sold the boat to Göran Uggla late 1979. He named her Strix. (wich by the way is latin for Owl = Uggla in swedish!)
Result of US-53 in Copenhagen 5th World 5.5m Championship - 19.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
29) Herbert Gumprecht, Chahala US-53, A. E. Luders Jr. 1963 (26-34-23-15-37-28-24) 186.0 pts

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-053
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-053 "Chahalla" Herbert Gumprecht (1963-?)  

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