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Year1982 June
Current Sail NumberUS 33
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, good
Current LocationNewport, RI
Current CountryUS
DesignerDavid R. Pedrick
Design / Project#20
BuilderNewport Offshore Ltd.
Length Overall19.53 m.
Waterline13.56 m.
Beam3.76 m.
Draught2.67 m.
Displacement24.05 t.
Sail Area167 sq.m.
Original OwnerDefender Courageous Gr.People to People
Original NameDEFENDER
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNewport, RI
Original Sail NumberUS 33
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1982 - 1983 Defender/Courageous Group, People to People Sports Committee - name: Defender - home port: Newport, RI (USA). She was designed for light weather using computer calculations and hydrodynamic tests carried at the Stevens Institute. She was altered in 1983 by David Pedrick himself and she entered, with Tom Blackaller as skipper, in the defender Trials for the 25th1983 America's Cup racing against Liberty and Courageous. She did not succed being short of speed

1986 Heart of America Challenge - she was the trial horse for Heart of America

c. 1986 Brian Mock - home port: Newport Beach, CA - engine installed in 1989

1993 - 1995 B. Sheryl Geddes and Lance Brush - home port: Palo Alto, CA (USA) <

1996 Lawrence R. Spira, MD - home port: Santa Monica, CA (USA)

2000 - 2006 Ken Carrico - home port: West Palm Beach, FL (USA)

2007 - 2010 Palm Beach Maritime Museum - home port: Peanut Island, FL (USA)

2010 Dennis Williams - home port: Newport, RI (USA) - in 2011/12 she has been restored in Newport

2015-17 Restored by Dennis Williams and raced in Newport successfully.

2019 Donated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation

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