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Year1983 March
Current Sail NumberK 22
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing, very good
Current LocationNewport, RI
Current CountryUS
DesignerIan Howlett
BuilderFairey Allday Marine
Length Overall19.81 m.
Waterline13.79 m.
Beam3.76 m.
Draught2.69 m.
Displacement25.2 t.
Sail Areasq. m. 198
Original OwnerVictory Syndicate (Peter De Savary)
Original NameVICTORY '83
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportBurnham on Crouch
Original Sail NumberK 22
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1982 - 1984 Victory Syndicate (Peter De Savary) - name: Victory '83 - home port: Burnham on Crouch (Great Britain). After the not encouraging results of Victory '82, she is the second boat built for the Peter De Savary campaign for the 1983 25th America's Cup; time is short and after launch she is shipped directly to Newport where she is tuned up against the two trial horses of the Syndicate: Lionheart and Temeraire (ex-Australia); Victory '83 is a well balanced boat still considered being the fastest Twelve of the pre-winged period; just before the Trials she is fitted with some very strange winglets inspired by a David Hollom idea for his not built project Royal Oak; during the Challenger Trials she suffers of excesses: too many sails, too many helmsmen, too many indecisions from Peter De Savary. On average, she has good results and she enters in the Challenger Semi Finals being second only to Australia II.

1985 - 1987 Consorzio Italia - home port: Genova (Italy). She is bought for $ 500,000 by Consorzio Italia as trial-horse in view of the 26th America's Cup; with the Yacht Club Italiano flag, she wins the 1984 World Championship in Porto Cervo.

1988 - 2007 Giovanni Gini - home port: Lecco, Como lake (Italy). Since 1996 she enters the Mediterranean circuit for the Twelve Metre Class with good average results.

Since 2007 April Dennis Williams - home port: Newport, RI (USA). She has been bought in april for $95,000 and transferred to the United States. A complete refit has been done: new cockpit, winches, spars, standing and running rigging, rudder, instruments, etc. She has been relaunched in September 2008 and she has entered with good results in several regattas. In 2009, she is 1st in the New York Yacht Club regatta, 2nd in the Newport Cup and she wins the Modern Division in the Worlds in Newport (September 2009).

World Championships Results: 1982 in Porto Cervo: winner 1986 in Perth: fourteenth 1989 in Saint Tropez: fifth 2009 in Newport: winner of the Modern division

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