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Year1985 October
Current Sail NumberUS 53
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, good
Current LocationHilton Head, SC
DesignerB. Chance Jr., B. Nelson, D. Pedrick
BuilderGeraghty Marine
Length Overall19.50 m.
Waterline13.84 m.
Beam3.65 m.
Draught3.63 m.
Sail Area164 sq.m.
Original OwnerSail America Foundation
Original NameSTARS & STRIPES
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportSan Diego, CA
Original Sail NumberUS 53
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1985 - 1987 Sail America Foundation - name: Stars & Stripes '83 - home port: San Diego, CA (USA). Sail America Foundation represented the New York Yacht Club effort to win back the America's Cup in the 1987 26th Match in Fremantle. Dennis Conner was the skipper and helmsman with no involvement in the design of the four Stars & Stripes Twelves; the design team was formed by Britton Chance, Bruce Nelson and David Pedrick; the budget was estimated at more than $16.000.000 (including more than $ 1.000,000 of sails created by North Sails and Sobstad). The training course is at Molokai Channel (Hawaii); the trial horse was Liberty. Stars & Stripes '83 is the first of the four Twelves and she is the ex-Spirit of America completely re-designed by the Sail America design team and rebuilt at Gerachty Marine in San Diego.

1988 - 1989 America's Cup Organizing Committee.

< 1993 - 1996 Intrepid Sailing Inc (Joseph G. Krawczyk) - home port: Seekonk, MA (USA).

1996 - 2000 S & M, Inc - home port: Hilton Head Island, SC.

Since 2001 Vagabond Cruise (Captain Keith W. Watson) - homeport: Hilton Head Islands (USA). She was completing (May 2010) a $ 250.000 refit at Thunderbolt Marine.

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