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STARS & STRIPES ?87

Year1986 July
Current Sail NumberUS 55
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, very good
Current LocationSt. Maarten, (Netherlands Antilles)
Current CountryMF
DesignerB. Chance, B. Nelson, D. Pedrick
BuilderRopbert E. Derecktor, Inc.
Length Overall20.12 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Construction
Original OwnerSail America Foundation
Original NameSTARS & STRIPES '87
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportSan Diego, CA
Original Sail NumberUS 55
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1986 - 1987 Sail America Foundation - name: Stars & Stripes '87 - 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 involvment 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). T he training course was at Molokai Channel (Hawaii); the trial horse iwas Liberty. Stars & Stripes 87 was the last of the four Twelves and she was a refinement of her earlier namesakes. She was chosen for the Challenger Trials in Fremantle and won the Louis Vuiton Cup by a score of 4-1 over New Zealand (KZ 7). She went on to win the 26th Match for the America's Cup by a score of 4-0 on Kookaburra III (KA 15).

1988 - 1989 America's Cup Organising Committee.

1992 - 1994 George F. Jewett, Jr. - home port: San Francisco, CA (USA).

< 1996 Dennis Conner Sports, Inc - home port: San Diego, CA (USA).

1996 - 2010 International Yacht Leasing Agency, Inc - home port: St. Maarten, NA. The yacht is leased to Colin Percy at St. Maarten where she is daily chartered together with Canada I, True North IV and True North V, Stars & Stripes '87. The boat is original with no engine and original hardware; the only change is a cut main and furling jib, her sails are dacron and her rod rigging has been replaced. Once a year she is rigged back for a main race. Around 2010 Colin Percy has moved the yacht, together with True North II, to Cozumel (Mexico) still operating in the charter business.


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