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Table of details and specifications of USA-075
  Designer Bruce King (USA)
  Builders Paul Kettenburg, Kettenburg Marine, San Diego (USA)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1968-06-00
  Original boat name Savage
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 075
  Current location Tall Timbers, MD (USA)


Builder - 16.12.2009 by Daniel Rossi
Bruce King indicated that the builder was Kettenberg Marine from San Diego, CA and the rig-tilting mechanism was designed by William Summerfield. This was the only 5.5 design by Bruce King.
US-75 is SAVAGE - 29.12.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Savage was entered to the 1968 US Olympic trials at Newport Beach California. It’s written in the Sports Illustrated article. “There were Lowell North's Luv, Scott Allan's Outta Sight and Al Cassel's Savage”.
A short study of Al Cassel tells that the first Warrior was a Britton Chance designed (1971) 50 foot offshore racer. Later Warrior was replaced with another Chance design Warrior II (around 1974). Cassel owned Sparcraft in Costa Mesa where they built his Bruce King one-tonner Terrorist in the seventies.
Al Cassel’s next boats were the 5.5s Warrior III 1980 and IV 1983.
Savage is a design of Bruce King. The builder is not known yet. The mast canter could refer to Sparcraft. There were builders around like Sparcraft, Driscolls, Eichenlaub, Chamberlain....
More information - 07.04.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
The boat is found. It was owned by Al Cassel. The name of the boat is still unclear. Al Cassel developed hydraulically actuated tilting mast devices. The entire rig was set up in a box-like structure which was tilted in the boat by hydraulic means. These contrivances were used to tilt the rig to windward which is supposed to reduce the heeling moment of the rig. There was considerable discussion within the 5.5-Meter class regarding the legality of these devices, however no one protested.
The boat raced in Sandhamn World Championship 1969 and the skipper was Al Cassel. Al was the president of the 5.5 class in the 80's.
The design comes from B. King year 1968.
Already 1971 Al Cassel uses another boat Scat VI of Aga Khan. Later in the 80's he had Warrior III and IV.
Information - 04.04.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Wildfire (red painted) US-84 was a boat of Albert Fay. Originally the boat was Akuna KA-30 (with the canoe bow) built 1973 by Ian Perdriau in Australia. The design was by Luders (as Arunga KA-28 and Antares KA-29). The boat in the photos is built 1967-68 (the ruuder is attached to the keel) and has no second spade rudder. It is another boat. Ernie Fay had a boat named Sundance US-81. It was equipped 1972 with a new separate spade rudder. This boat US-75 has no separate rudder and can not be Sundance. In my records there is no information about US-75. The next earlier Fay 5.5 is Ernie's Pride US-31 which Fays used from 1962 until 1971.
Notes and pictures received from Daniel Rossi, 28.02.08 - 03.04.2008 by Site Administrator
I bought this boat in the fall of 2006. It way located in Crisfield, MD (USA). Sail numbers indicate it is US-75 which I traced to the original owner being Fay.

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5.5 USA/75 "Savage" - upwind

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-075
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-075 "Savage" Al Cassel (1968-1972)  
USA-075 "Savage" G.W. Martin (1973-?)  
USA-075 "Savage" Daniel Rossi (2006-?)  

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