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FRANCE II (project)

Year1973
International RuleThird R. AC others
DesignerPaul Elvstrom & Jan Kjaerulff
BuilderHermann Egger, Chantier AFCA
Length Overall19.27 m.
Waterline13.94 m.
Beam3.83 m.
Draught2.74 m.
Displacement26.05 t.
Sail Area166 sq.m.
Construction
Original OwnerL'Ass. France pour La Coupe de l'America
Original NameFRANCE II
Original CountryFR
Original HomeportHyeres
Original Sail Numberno sail number issued
Owner Details & History

Project designed according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1973 L'Association Francaise pour La Coupe de l'America. This France II is not to be confused with the France II actually built and completed for A.F.C.A. in 1977. This yacht was to be an aluminum yacht but construction was stopped during setting-up her frames. Subsequently the framing was destroyed. The project was a radical one with a bulb realized by Paul Elvstrom, asked since 1971 by Baron Bich to form a new crew, and the Danish designer Jan Kjaerulff. The project was suddenly interrupted when Baron Bich had to face the objections coming from French opinion leaders who did not accepted to have a French challenger designed by a non french citizen.


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