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IKRA

Year1964 May
Current Sail NumberK 3
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusvery good
Current LocationAntibes
Current CountryFR
DesignerDavid Boyd
BuilderAlexr. Robertson & Sons (Y. Builders) Ltd.
Length Overall21.06 m.
Waterline13.93 m.
Beam3.81 m.
Draught2.67 m.
Displacement27.27 t.
Sail Area175 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerFrank W. & John H. Livingston
Original NameKURREWA V
Other NamesLevrier de Mer (1972) - Ikra (1974)
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGreenock
Original Sail NumberK 3
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1964 - 1966 Frank W. & John H. Livingston (Owen Aisher, Mgr.) - Name: Kurrewa V - home port: Greenock (Great Britain). She is built for the 1964 19th Match by the two Livingston brothers in order to have a second British challenger. In order to save time and money, instead of organizing a new Syndicate, David Boyd is requested to design a second twelve sister ship to Sovereign with slight differences in the keel and in the rigging; She is built at the same yard using Sovereign framework; she is faster than Sovereign but only using Hood sails forbidden in the Match not being of British manufacture. In the final trials Sovereign prevails and will be the British challenger.

1967 John M. Livingstone.

1968 - 1975 Robert Laforest - new name: Levrier de Mer (1970) - home port: Greenock (Great Britain), Asnieres and Sandbank. She is one of the Twelves bought by Baron Bich campaign for the America's Cup and she is trial horse of France in 1970.

1976 - 2005 Jean Redel? - new name: Ikra II - home port: Antibes (France). She is modified for cruising with a shorter mast and boom and a new interior lay out - Ikra is also known as challenger of the yacht Pride in the race which will mark the start of the Nioulargue regatta in Saint Tropez. Here is an interview given by Patrice de Colmont: "At the end of September 1981, a couple of Americans with the racing 44' Swan PRIDE, were hanging around St-Tropez after having competed in the Swan Cup, in Porto Cervo. They competed in a few local regattas organized by the Societe Nautique de St.-Tropez and ended in knowing a few people. One fine day, when the owner was talking of his success in the races, the 12 Metre IKRA sailed into port. Someone piped up: "and IKRA , do you think you could beat her?"


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