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Year1986 February
Current Sail NumberUS 61
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusperfect conditions
Current LocationNewport, RI
Current CountryUS
DesignerGary Mull
BuilderRobert E. Derecktor, Inc.
Length Overall20.12 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Original OwnerGolden Gate Challenge San Francisco
Original NameUSA (R-1)
Other NamesEcosse (N000)
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportSan Francisco, CA
Original Sail NumberUS 61
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule

1986 - 1987 Golden Gate Challenge San Francisco - name: USA (R-1) - home port: San Francisco, CA (USA). She is nicknamed R-1 for "Revolutionary"; her hull has a torpedo ballast keel and two rudders aft and forward canard type although very critical, she performs well, with Tom Blackaller as skipper and Paul Cayard as tactician, entering in the semi-finals of the 26th 1987 America's Cup; she iwas beaten by Stars & Stripes '87 by a score of 4-0. Winner of the 1987 Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC).

1988 - 1989 The St. Francis 12 Foundation.

< 1993 - 1994 Robert B. Cole - home port: Woodside, CA (USA).

< 1996 The St. Francis 12 Foundation - home port: San Francisco, CA (USA).

2000 - 2005 Irvine Laidlaw - new name: Ecosse - home port: Monaco.

2005 - 2009 USA-61 LLC Syndicate (Jan Slee, Managing Director) - new name: USA - home port: Newport, RI (USA).

2010 - 2012 Guy Heckman - home port: Newport

2012 - 2014 - at Guy Heckman death, the new owner was his son James Heckman

since 2015 - Dennis William

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