In recent years some of the historic Canadian 5.5's have been rediscovered and put through a process of restoration. The existence of 6 boats is known as of today, others are being searched for. The boat shown, 5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria", was built on the famous Swedish Kungsörs Båtvarv AB and then imported to Canada in 1962. She is now in the hands of John Lister, who has brought her back to prestinne condition.
Interested 5.5m owners and sailors are invited to contact John with information about other 5.5m boats located in Canada, so that information can be compiled and added to the 5.5m Class Association database.
In 2014 John initiated the 5.5m North American Regatta, seeing 5.5m boats from Canada and the USA racing again, at the MBSC, Midland, Lake Huron, Ontario. Soon followed by a 5.5m Fall Regatta, in mid September.
In June 2017 the MBSC saw the first European particpants joining.
This has been a start to be triggering interest in the Evolution and Modern 5.5m boat divisions as well. The first Evolution boat (CAN 79) has been added to the fleet, as well as a Columbia 5.5, recently.
5.5 CAN 3 "Jill", Holm/Andersen 1952, location: Midland, Ontario http://5.5inventory.org/CAN/003/
5.5 CAN 7 "Firkløver", Molich/Molich 1952, location: West Coast, B.C. http://5.5inventory.org/den/007/
5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria", Ohlson/Kungsörs 1962, location: Midland, Ontario http://5.5inventory.org/CAN/022/
5.5 CAN 31 "Summer School", Rasmussen/A&R 1954, location: Toronto, Ontario http://5.5inventory.org/CAN/031/
5.5 CAN 79 „O.'Kelly“, Muir/Lexcen/Melges, location: Midland, Ontario http://5.5inventory.org/CAN/079
5.5 C 30 "Summer", Herbern/Columbia, location: Midland, Ontario http://5.5inventory.org/NOR/013/photo/5130
5.5 CAN 2 "Sjöhäxa" 5.5 CAN 4 Laurin/Schelin, 1951 www.5.5inventory.org/CAN/004b
Contact for Canada:
5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria"