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Table of details and specifications of USA-097
  Designer Doug Peterson (USA)
  Builders Harry C. "Buddy" Melges, Melges Boat Works, Zenda, Wisconsin (USA)
  Material GRP
  1st certificate issued 1993
  Original boat name My Shout
  Original country USA
  Original sail number 097
  Current location Strande, Kiel Firth (GER)


5.5 GER 82 & her sisters - 21.05.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
This Doug Peterson design proved to be the most successful of the 90's. Seven sisterboats were built by MELGES Boatworks, the boats shown here with their respective sailnumbers over the years:
Z-181 > NOR 61 > SWE 65
L-40 > SUI 200 > FRA 50
US-97 > AUS 82 > GER 82
NOR 57 > NED 21 > AHO 1 > AUS 64
K-39 > GER 39 > SUI 196
Z-189 > GER 84
Z-191 > GER 81 (Cannes 2016: CAN 78)
On top of the success in the 90's, the Evolution boat GER 82 with Tommy Mueller & crew, showed an excellent performance, winning the "German & Dutch Open" Championship in 2015, ahead of many younger 5.5m Modern boats.
Information - 07.10.2007 by Matti Muoniovaara
Not only 1995 and 1998. During 1993-99 Glen Foster won 8 major championionship titles and three bronze medals. It is definitevely the best achievment in the history of the 5.5 meter class. Glen Foster won also Olympic bronze medal in Kiel 1972 in Tempest class. Also he won the Sira Cup (classic 8 metre world championship) in Hankö 1982. He raced the Finns in the fifties, Tempest in 70s. In the 90s he had a 6 metre, dragon and a 5.5. Where is the Hall of Fame of our class?
Information - 17.09.2007 by Sebastien Schmidt
World champion 1995 and 1998 (at least...)

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5.5 GER 82 "Sinewave 5.5"

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of USA-097
Sail# Boat name Owner name
USA-097 "My Shout" Glenn Foster (1993-1999)  
AUS-082 "My Shout" Gordon Ingate (2001-?)  
GER-082 "Sinewave 5.5" Not disclosed (2012-?)  

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