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Year1976 July
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusredesigned and rebuilt as CLIPPER
DesignerFrederick E. Hood
Design / Project#691
BuilderMinneford Yacht Yard Inc.
Length Overall19.34 m.
Waterline13.77 m.
Beam3.73 m.
Draught2.69 m.
Displacement25.1 t.
Sail Area174 sq.m.
Original OwnerKings Point Fund, Inc.
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportKings Point, NY
Original Sail NumberUS 28
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third IRule America's Cup

1976 - 1979 Kings Point Fund, Inc. - name: Independence - home port: Kings Point, NY (USA). She is the second Twelve designed by Ted Hood after Nefertiti. Hood had been the skipper of Courageous, winner of the 1974 America's Cup and, Olin Stephens not being available, decided to design his own Twelve. At the moment a big fight was dominating the Cup between the two leading sailmakers. Co-winner with Enterprise of the 1977 Lipton Memorial Trphy (NYYC).

1979 Owner deleted.

1980 R.E. "Ted" Turner - the yacht is completely redesigned and rebuilt as Clipper.

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