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Year1969 August
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, under refit
Current LocationSidney
Current CountryAU
DesignerBritton Chance, Jr.
BuilderChantier Naval Hermann Egger
Length Overall19.13 m.
Waterline14.40 m.
Beam3.76 m.
Draught2.57 m.
Displacement27 t.
Sail Area165 sq.m.
Original OwnerL?Assoc. Fran. pour la Coupe de l?America
Other NamesWindrose (1980)
Original CountryFR
Original HomeportHyeres
Owner Details & History

Built according to the Interational Third Rule America's Cup

1969 - 1975 L'Association Francaise pour La Coupe de l'America AFCA (Marcel Bich) - name Chancegger - home port: Hyeres (France). She is the first Twelve built for Baron Bich French campaign for the America's Cup; her name comes from the ones of the designer (Chance) and the builder (Hegger) joint together; in order to profit of the American experience of Britton Chance at Sparkman & Stephens, Baron Bich orders an experimental boat just to be used as example for the AFCA official designer, Andre Mauric and as trial-horse for the French designed Twelve. The Honduras mahogany was donated by the French Goverment via the French Navy who apparently kept it for repairs to their antique vessels.

1976 - 1979 Baron Marcel Bich.

1980 Romke de Vries - home port: Amsterdam (Netherlands) - new name: Windrose. 1980 Swiss Challenge SORC (Pierre Fehlmann).

1981 - 1993 She has had various owners: Feron Anderson, a new Zealander who sailed her single handed from England to Australia. There he sold the boat to a two businessmen Bob Barr and Jim Jackson. She was re-sold to Colin Norton, a Tasmanian gentleman and due to his death she was sold again to Ruben Fernandez, after having dismasted. He restored Chancegger to her original day sailing format, repowered, ready for chartering.

1993 - 2009 David Ledeman - name: Chancegger - home port: Gold Coast Queensland (Australia). The owner has spent a small fortune converting her from an aged flush-decked racer to a confortable, although very ugly, cruising boat, complete with twin anchors rollers, furling sales, life-lines and stanchions and a dog house over the saloon. She was for sale (2008).

Since 2009 Jose de la Vega, an Argentinean born property developer leaving in Australia since 40 years and with a great experience as yachtsman, - home port: Sidney The yacht has been completely refitted at a Rangoon yard in Burma with the removal of the dog house, a new flush deck and a new lovely interior lay out. The interiors are completely removable in case oif racing.

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