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Photos and stories sought for definitive 5.5 Metre history

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Photos and stories sought for definitive 5.5 Metre history
Photos and stories sought for definitive 5.5 Metre history

It is being researched and written by Mikkel Thommessen and Matti Muoniovaara. It will be the first definitive history of the class after more than seven decades.

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Mikkel is a well-known Norwegian writer, mainly for the Norwegian Seilmagasinet, and owned and sailed the 5.5 Metre ‘Vinnia’ from 1988 to 1995. Matti has been involved with the 5.5 Metre class since 1988, is one of the most active sailors in the classics and currently sails, ‘Scatoulitsa 4’. He has a huge in depth knowledge and archive about the class that has been collected over many years.

With the work already well underway, they are looking for additional materials and especially photographs from the early years.

• Photos from historic events, pre 1980.
• Anecdotes tied to sailors, designers and builders most welcome.

Mikkel says, “We are trying to make the book as lively as possible. Facts are important, but good stories will lighten up the book. We already have some, but we are looking for more interesting stories of people’s experiences in the class.”

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