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Year1983 April
Current Sail NumberKA 7
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current LocationMystic, CT
Current CountryUS
DesignerAlan Payne
BuilderAquacraft & Co. Ltd.
Length Overall19.57 m.
Waterline14.05 m.
Beam3.73 m.
Draught2.74 m.
Displacement26.6 t.
Sail Area164 sq.m.
Original OwnerRSYS Challenge (Sydney Fisher)
Original NameADVANCE
Original CountryAU
Original HomeportSidney
Original Sail NumberKA 7
Other Sail NumbersUS 22
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1983 - 1984 Royal Sidney Yacht Squadron Challenge (Sydney Fisher) - name: Advance - home port: Sydney (Australia).

Launched in April 1983, Adavance competed in the Challenger Trials in Newport in 1983, skippered by Iain Murray. Her design was drafted without tank tests but used models operated by remote control with a length of almost five meters compared with a similar model of Freedom. If the models were expensive, savings were realilzed on tank and analysis costs. Payne's aim was to design a boat for very light winds; the result was disappointing in that Advance was not suited to race in heavier wind conditions. She was slated for destruction in 1984, but just before she was cut up, she was purchased by Kirk Reynolds.

1984 - 1994 Kirk Reynolds - home port: Skaneateles, NY (USA). For a while the yacht was sailed with a main having the US 22 sail number.

1995 - 1999 ? - home port: Mystic Cove, CT (USA).

2000 - 2006 January Leo Chenard - home port: Muskegon, MI (USA).

2006 November destroyed by Torresen Marine.

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