Yngling stolen

Sharon Ferris' Olympic keelboat goes missing in Italy. Can you help?

Sunday August 11th 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: Italy


Maiden 2 crewwoman and New Zealand Olympic sailor Sharon Ferris had her Yngling stolen in Italy on Friday night while en route to a pre-Olympic event in Athens.

The Yngling was on it's trailer in a "secure" car park in Come, Italy, about 30 minutes from the border.

It is called Inspiration has two blue covers, the hull is white with grey decks and Line 7 stickers. The sail number is NZL 4, hull No: 0448. The boat was built by Borrenson and is just two months old. It's serial number is on a steel plaque is: BBB031/BB 1494.

The trailer is a variant reg: JL8284 with 2 white fibreglass boxes also with Line 7 and Doneghy Ropes stickers. The serial number of the trailer is: UH 71201BB02236793

The pre-Olympic event which starts next week is extremely important for Sharon's team as it is for national funding. Any information about the whereabouts of the boat will be gratefully recieved. Call +44 7766 343759 or email: sharonferris14@hotmail.com

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE WE COULD FIND THE BOAT OR IF YOU REALISE SOMETHING STRANGE THAT IS GOING ON AT YOUR YACHT CLUBS OR WITH ANY PEOPLE WHO COME TO YOU WITH STRANGE QUESTIONS... CONTACT US- OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE!!!

WE NEED OUR INSPIRATION BACK... THANKS--

Sharon, Joanna, Aimee, Veruschka

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