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Table of details and specifications of USA-091
  Designers Warren Muir (Australia), Ben Lexcen (AUS)
  Builders Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)
  Material GRP
  1st certificate issued 1985
  Original boat name Tirzah
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 091
  Current location Midland (MBSC), Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Ontario (CAN)


Data transfer re 5.5 BA 16 - 23.09.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Join the sisters - search for USA 91 & USA 94 - 13.07.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
In an attempt to locate all of the Muir/Lexcen/Melges boats, this is the status of findings:
Moirai US-89 > NOR 47, Risoer
Tirzah US-91 > MISSING, where is she?>BAH 16?
Gorgi US-92 > NOR 50, Risoer
Above the Line US-93 > FRA 61, Bretagne
Lana US-94 > MISSING, where is she?
Thunderbunny US-95 > SUI 184, Versoix
Footloose N-54 > NOR 54, Risoer
Alfredo N-55 > SUI 176, Geneva
Femme N-56 > NOR 56, Moss
Coonawarra KA-50>BA-15>SUI 202, Lake of Geneva
Southern Cross V KA-51>NED 10> boat lost(fire)
Silver Fox BA-12 > NOR 58, Risoer
O'Kelly BA-16 > Midland,Ontario / orig. sail#?
Ali Baba Z-155 > NED 16 > SUI 155, Gottlieben
Rana Z-160 > SUI 160 "Rana", Lake of Como
Odyssee Jr. Z-171 > SUI 171, Lake of Thun
Artemis IX Z-172 > SUI 172, Lake of Thun
Dodo L-39 > GER 25, Hamburg
Please help to find the missing boats and to encourage owners of actually not racing boats to rejoin 5.5m racing with these excellent and fast allround crackers.

Information - 08.02.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Design Ben Lexcen / Warren Muir, built by Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin, USA.
Owner in Bahamas Basil Kelly. Building year 1989.

Indications - 08.02.2008 by Site Administrator
"O'Kelly" has participated to the 1992 5.5m world championship in Nassau (BAH) and finished 9 on 20. Skipper was Basil Kelly of the Nassau yacht club.
Any further info ?
5.5 US 91 > 5.5 BA 16 - 23.09.2018 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The Serial number found aboard CAN 79 (ex BA 16), indicating to the second boat built in this series of MELGES boats, underlines the assumption that US 91 became BA 16. Hence data of the two boats will now be united.
Additional data like result lists from the 80's & 90's may add to the boats' status.
5.5 US-91 "Tirzah" - later BA-16? - 18.09.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Sailbags with US-91 on them have been found onboard BA-16. Hence the assumption, that "Tirzah" had been sold to the Bahamas. Data transfer to follow, unless new evidence is found.
5.5 US-91 - Ownership Info from W. Muir - 09.05.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Further to his comment on US-89, this info was received from Warren Muir, May 9th, 2010:
"..I am pretty sure that is the Tom Omohundro boat..."

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5.5 CAN 79 "O'Kelly" - in Midland

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-091
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-091 "Tirzah" Tom Omohundro (1985-?)  
BAH-016 "O.' Kelly" Basil Kelly (?-?)  
CAN-079 "O.' Kelly" Don Cameron, London, Canada (2017-?)  

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