Britton Chance Jr. (USA)
Willi Lehmann, Yacht- und Bootswerft Gebr. Lehmann, Woltersdorf (GO_)
5.5 G 19 "Fortuna V" - modified : The front section of the hull transformed into a bar-unit
(credits : APS-Werft)
Added by Kaspar Stubenrauch
5.5 G 19 "Fortuna V" - Olympic candidate in 1968
There had been plans to have this boat being built in time, for competing for the Olympic ticket, in 1968. If it was the direct nomination of G 17 by the German Sailing Federation or another reason, which made the original wish impossible, still has to be researched.
5.5 G 19 "Fortuna" - finally found
Francois has found the boat, however in a much different state, compared to its sailing times. Part of the hull has been transformed to a restaurant bar unit. This is bringing G 19 into the family of "5.5m-furniture-units", like KA 17 and US 71.
5.5 G-19 sold to Switzerland in 1972 / Lake Geneva?
It has today been confirmed that this boat was sold to Switzerland, in 1972.
Eventually, she can be found on Lake Geneva, possibly without Swiss 5.5 sailnumber, as she is believed to never have been registered there for racing.
The boat could be similar to Z-91 + Z-92 or to S-50.
This info for those having an open eye, when strolling through harbours on Lake Geneva, next springtime. Please pass info on her location as a note, here.