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Year1985 December
Current Sail NumberK 24
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusat the best
Current LocationIpswich
Current CountryGB
DesignerIan Howlett
BuilderCougar Marine
Original OwnerBritish America's Cup Challenge, PLC
Original NameCRUSADER I
Other NamesWhite Crusader (1986)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportLondon
Original Sail NumberK 24
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1985 - 1986 British America?s Cup Challenge, PLC (Graham Walker) - name: Crusader I - home port: London (Great Britain). Crusader I was the first boat built in view of the 24th 1987 America's Cup. Howlett carries on an extensive research programme with models at the Wolfson Unit at the University of Southampton to realize a relatively conservative project. The syndicate also built another boat more radical but with lesser results than Crusader I.

1986 - 1992 British America's Cup Challenge, PLC (Graham Walker) - new name: White Crusader. In 1988 she is chartered by V. Bandolowski to enter in the 12 Class Worlds in Lulea (Sweden) under the name of Holger Danske, sail number D 2.

1993 Richard Matthews - new name: Crusader - home port: Ipswich (Great Britain). For a while, she has been altered also in offshore trim and she has entered in five Fastnets.

World Championships Results: 1987 in Porto Cervo: semifinal 1988 in Lulea (Sweden): entered under the name of Holger Danske 2001 in Cowes, America's Cup Jubilee: Grand Prix division: fourth

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