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Table of details and specifications of USA-079
  Designer Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
  Builders Hermann Egger, Egger H., St.Aubin (SUI)
  Material Mahogany, diagonal carvel, laminated
  1st certificate issued 1968
  Original boat name Cloud 9
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 079
  Current location Tall Timbers, MD (USA)


5.5 USA 79 "Cloud 9" - under preparation for racing - 04.12.2016 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Dan Rossi has informed about the recent arrival of USA 79 at his home. The boat will now be prepared for racing and is expected next June on Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada, for the North American 5.5m Regatta.
Current Location - 12.09.2008 by Brian Krafjack
I purchased Cloud 9 from David Stoff on 9/6/2008 and will be sailing her out of Stonington, CT USA.
Copy of a note posted by David Stoff on 06.04.2008 on USA-072 page. - 29.06.2008 by Site Administrator
USA 79
I hope that I can clarify some of the confusion. I have USA 79; sailing in Casco Bay, Maine. It is an Egger built cold molded hull. Moveable mast step. When I purchased the boat I was also given two blueprints. One was the sail plan, the other was the construction drawing. Great boat!

D. Stoff
Building year - 21.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Cloud Nine was built 1968. It was also designed 1968 B. Chance Jr. des #36.
First race - 18.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
The U.S. 5.5-Meter championship was the first race for the new Chance designs, Stanley Leibel's (Canadian) Tiger (KC-69) and Gordon Lindemann's Cloud Nine (US-79). They did not seem to be significantly faster than the 1966 "models", Cadenza (US-68) and Truant (US-70). Tiger finished a close second to Cadenza in the U.S. Championships, but Cloud Nine never was in contention except for a second in the second race.
The photo from the US 5.5 Meter Championship 1968 - 18.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
The photo on the right show the flat counter of the second Cloud Nine. This is design #36 of Britton Chance Jr., reminds more of 68 designs 36B of Skylla 2 and Artemis VI.
The counter of the first Cloud 9 is round an resembles more earlier 65-66 designs of Caro 7 and Cybèle.
The boat is now located in Maine, US.
Confusion between USA-072 Cloud 9 and USA-079 Cloud Nine - 03.11.2007 by Site Administrator
This is a typical case of one the aim of this web site : to point out and clarify the unclear situations left by the history which is by nature uncomplete.
Following Matti Muoniovaara's source: "there were two Cloud 9s which were owned by Gordon Lindemann. The first was Cloud 9 US-72 and the second Cloud Nine US-79".
See USA-072 for complementary details.

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5.5 GER 97 "Cloud 9" - North American Regatta

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-079
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" Gordon Lindemann (1968-?)  
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" Herbert Melquist (1978-?)  
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" David Burgess (1987-1995)  
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" Gardner S. Doughty (1995-?)  
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" David Stoff (2000-2008)  
USA-079 "Cloud Nine" Brian Krafjack (2008-?)  
USA-079 "Cloud-9" Not disclosed (2016-?)  
GER-097 "Cloud-9" Consortium GER 97 (Charter) (2017-2017)  

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