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AMERICA II -US 42 (Lego)

Year1984
Current Sail NumberUS 42
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statuscurrently sailing
Current LocationJersey City, NJ (USA)
Current CountryUS
DesignerM. William Langan-Sparkman & Stephens
BuilderWilliams & Manchester Shipyard
Length Overall20.75 m.
Beam3.65 m.
Draught2.44 m.
Original OwnerAmerica II Syndicate
Original NameAMERICA II
Other NamesLego, Geronimo, Royal Blue
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportKings Point,NY
Original Sail NumberUS 42
Owner Details & History
Built acording to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1984 - 1989: America II Syndicate, USMMA Foundation - name: America II - home port: Kings Point, NY (USA).

Sold on 12 April 1989. The nickname "Lego Boat" came about because the yacht (keels, rigs, rudders, bustles) could be set-up in different configurations as a 12 Metre. She was used in the making of the movie "Wind" and in the TV series "No Boundaries."

1989 - 2001: Philip Charles Freedman - home port: San Diego, CA (USA). In 1998 she has been chartered by Pelle Peterson to race the 1988 Worlds in Lulea (Sweden), the name used was Geronimo.

2002 - 2006: Simon Handley - home port: Ladysmith, BC (Canada).

2007 - 2015: 12mR Yacht Development Foundation (Patrick Sikorski) - home port: Greenwitch, CT (USA).

2015 - present: Owned by New York Harbor Sailing Foundation. After a 2-year restoration, US-42 joined sister ship America II, US-46, match racing in New York Harbor.

World Championships Results: 1986 in Perth (Australia): winner 1988 in Lulea (Sweden): entered under the name of Royal Blue

2019: America II (US-42) competed in the Spirit Division of the 2019 12mR World Championship, racing against her sister-12, America II (US-46). Both teams were comprised of members of the Manhattan Yacht Club. In the series of 9 match races, US-42, narrowly took first place over US-46 by just one point (15-16).

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