America II US-42

america-iiRepresents the contemporary blueprint of the Grand Prix 12 metre yachts. Designed by our Sailing Advisory Committee member Bill Langan at Sparkman & Stephens of New York City, built by Williams & Manchester Shipyard in Newport, RI. and skippered by John Kolius in the campaign to win back the America’s Cup. America II was later featured in the Francis Ford Coppola movie Wind, as Geronimo, that recounted the loss of the America’s Cup to the Australians and the subsequent recapture of the Cup four years later in a Hollywood style finish.