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STARS & STRIPES '85

Year1985 August
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Locationunknown
Current Countryunknown
DesignerB. Chance, B. Nelson, D. Pedrick
BuilderRobert E. Derecktor, Inc.
Length Overall20.12 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Construction
Original OwnerSail America Foundation
Original NameSTARS & STRIPES '85
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportSan Diego, CA
Original Sail NumberUS 54
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1985 - 1987 Sail America Foundation - name: Stars & Stripes '85 - home port: San Diego, CA (USA). Sail America Foundation represents 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 was at Molokai Channel (Hawaii); the trial horse is Liberty. Stars & Stripes '85 is the second of the four Twelves and she proveed immediately superior to S&S '83 which was already faster than Liberty.

1988 - 1988 America's Cup Organizing Committee.

Since 1988 Pier 39 Yacht Club - home port: Tokyo Bay (Japan).


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