5.5 LAT 1 "Dzintarkrast" : The former 5.5 SR 163, sailing in sunset on the river Lielupe
(credits : Valts Geidans)
Added by Kaspar Stubenrauch
5.5 SR-163 > sailnumber reconfirmation
Message received 29th May 2011:
"...About "Dzintarkrasts" number: Original number is not SR63, but SR163. It is on yacht's sternpost. Photo later. Photos is from Latvian yachtman and sport journalist in 1960's Jānis Jaunpolis archive.
Following this information, the Latvian sailnumber 5.5 LAT 1 will be given with preliminary status to "Dzintarkrasts".
SR-163 - Data transfer
Email received from Valts Geidans on 01.10.08 - 17.01.2009 by Site Administrator
We would like to suggest our sailboat - the only one 5.5-Classic left in sailing condition in Latvia:
Original Country : Latvia
Original Number :LAT-631
Original Name : "DZINTARKRASTS" (Ambercoast)
Designer : Tallinn Boatyard
Builder : Tallinn Boatyard
Building Year : 1968
Current Owner : Mrs. Liga Platais, captain
Boat was redesigned and refurbished at the 1994 by Latvian boat master Valters Burbe.
Please find attached the picture of "Dzintarkrasts" sailing in sunset in our river Lielupe.
Should You have an interest, we can provide more photos later.
With our best regards,