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VALIANT

Year1970 May
Current Sail NumberUS 24
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statusperfect conditions
Current LocationMarblehead,MA
Current CountryUS
DesignerOlin J. Stephens
Design / Project#1978
BuilderRobert E. Derecktor Yacht Yard, Inc.
Length Overall19.63 m.
Waterline14.53 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Draught2.76 m.
Displacement32.35 t.
Sail Area163 sq.m.
Construction
Original Owner12 US/24 Syndicate
Original NameVALIANT
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNew York, NY
Original Sail NumberUS 24
Owner Details & History

.Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1970 - 1972 12/US - 24 Syndicate (Robert W. McCullough) - name: Valiant - home port: New York, NY (USA). She is one of the so-called "jumbo" Twelves and the heaviest ever built; Olin Stephens considers her as the "poorest" he has ever designed; she enters the 1970 Defender Trials and she is second to Intrepid she wins the 1970 Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC).

1973 - 1978 Brown University - home port: Providence, RI modified by Britton Chance in order to incorporate in her hull the same "fast back."

1978 - 1989 William Edwards - home port: St. Petersburg, FL (USA). Engine installed in 1978.

1988 - 1989 Charles W. Kem - home port: Long Beach, CA (USA).

According to other information (Ken Jenkins email April 29,2016) Valiant was owned by Kern in 1980/81 and she was sailing in Marina del Rey, LA

Since 1989 Paul G. Gregory III - home port: Marblehead, MA (USA). He has done several modifications to improve successfully the yacht performances including several tests to discover why Valiant was performing better on port tack than starboard; he discovered that the lead in the ballast keel was asymmetric and its modification, and others more, improved her performance.

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