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Year1958 June
Current Sail NumberUS 18
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, good
Current LocationNewport, RI
Current CountryUS
DesignerC. Raymond Hunt & F.C. Williams Assoc.
BuilderJames E. Graves Inc.
Length Overall19.94 m.
Waterline14.35 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Draught2.79 m.
Displacement27.8 t.
Sail Area179 sq.m.
Original OwnerEasterner Syndicate
Original NameEASTERNER
Other NamesNewsboy (1969)
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportMarblehead, MA
Original Sail NumberUS 18
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1958 - 1966 Easterner Syndicate (Chandler Hovey) - name: Easterner - home port: Marblehead, MA (USA). Built for the Chandler Hovey family (already owner of the J Class Rainbow and Weetamoe), she entered in the 1958, 1962 and 1964 defender trials for the 17th and 18th America's Cup. Although the boat has a good potential being considered the fastest of the 1958 Twelves, due to lack of crew and helmsmanship (Chandler Hovey is personally at the tiller with a crew formed by mostly family members), she competes unsuccessfully being eliminated in the first round of trials. Winner in 1962 of the Astor Cup (NYYC) and in 1964 of the Queen's Cup (NYYC).

1967 - 1968 John K. Baillie & Phyllis D. Baillie - Marblehead, MA and Los Angeles, CA (USA).

1968 - 1995 John K. Baillie - new name: Newsboy - home port: Newport Beach, CA (USA).

1995 - 2008 SASA Charters, Inc. (Arthur Schlossmann) - name: Easterner - home port: Jamestown, RI (USA) - Yacht rebuilt at the Brooklin Boat Yard at Cove Haven Marina with a major structural restoration including reframing, refastening and refinishing.

2008 Nov.. - 2014 Shake-A-Leg - home port: Newport, RI (USA). The yacht was donated by Arthur Schlossmann to Shake-A-Leg, an institution leader in therapeutic sailing programs for disabled people. Easterner will be reengineered in her steering and sail trim features to allow disabled people to compete in the arena. In 2010 - new company name: Sail to Prevail.

2014 July  - Thorpe Leeson - home port : Newport, RI (U.S.A.)

World Championships Results: 2002 in Newport: fifth in the Traditional division

2018 January  -  Scott Bernard of Annapolis, MD purchased Easterner with plans to race in Newport, RI and Annapolis, MD. She will undergo a refit keeping the hull bright and the bottom white. Near future plans include racing in Newport- Summer 2018, and Annapolis- Fall / Winter 2018-9.

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