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Sparkman & Stephens
TOOGOOLOOWOO V is the second of 3 Six Metre designs to be commissioned by John Taylor with S&S, the first being Toogooloowoo IV, the first Modern, and the third being Pacemaker. The name is from the Australian Aborigine. Her design closely follows that of the 12 Metres Intrepid and Valiant with the fuller stem sections of the latter. Toogy is the only six metre to have been built to the loophole discovered in the Rule for measuring the waterline length. This loophole has since been closed. The Toogy V is a good all-around design but is weakest in light airs and best in a real blow. She was built by Billy Barnett's yard in Sydney where the Aussie Twelves Dame Patty and Gretel II also came to life. Construction is a double skin of Honduras mahogany planking over Danish ash frames and mahogany backbone. She was sold to John Rose of Seattle after Toogy V lost to St. Francis IV, ex. Toogie IV with Tom Blackaller at the helm in the 1970 AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGE of 1970. In the 1973 World Cup in Seattle she ended in - Fourth place. At the 1975 World Cup at Sandhamn she won the Championship on the water for the Seattle based team of Gary Philbrick (helm), David Wyman, Hal Wyman, Bob Weingartner, and Leland Shepardson, but a later successful protest of a Race Committee decision put her in 2nd place behind Sweden's S 75 May Be X helmed by Patric Fredell. She was later sold to Kai Siik of Sweden after this series and has remained in Scandinavia ever since.
KA 7 Toogooloowoo V was the boat featured on the 1973 World Cup poster