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Table of details and specifications of USA-087
  Designer Warren Muir (Australia)
  Builder Warren Muir (Australia)
  Material Cold laminated wood
  1st certificate issued 1983-03-06
  Original boat name Firestorm
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 087
  Current location Galveston Bay (TCYC), Texas (USA)


5.5 US-87 "Firestorm" - Design info - 09.02.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Warren informs: "US-87 Firestorm was a one off design by me, it was a modification of the KA37 Insurgent (Ballymena) design"
Notes received from Frits Kruyt, Nov.2007. - 29.06.2008 by Site Administrator
Placed 1st in Worlds 1983 (Hankö), 3rd in Worlds 1987 (Hankö), 1st in Worlds 1989 (Houston)
5.5 NED 20 - built by Warren Muir - 07.05.2008 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Thanks for the hint, the change has been made. The builder info here had come from another 5.5m website and will be changed there as well.
Firestorm US 87 - 06.05.2008 by Warren Muir
Please delete Buddy Melges from the builder of this boat, he never even saw it till it arrived in the U.S.A. for delivery to Mr. Albert Fay
Firestorm US 87 - 06.05.2008 by Warren Muir
Mr. Stubenrauch where did you ever get the information that Buddy Melges built the Fire storm. I Warren Muir designed and built this boat for Mr. Albert Fay. Mr. Melges contributed to some of the rigging and boom design, if that puts you on the list as the designer then I need to be added to a whole lot of the boats. If anybody wants to know any information about any of my design work feel free to contact me.

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1989 World Championship - Houston

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-087
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-087 "Firestorm" Albert Fay (1983-?)  
NED-020 "Firestorm" Bouw van Wijk (?-?)  
NED-020 "Firestorm" Not disclosed (2019-?)  
USA-087 "Firestorm" Not disclosed (2022-?)  

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