America II US-42
Represents 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.
Lionheart – K-18
Lionheart (K-18) – is a modern America’s Cup class 12m Yacht designed by Ian Howlett and built by Joyce Marine Shipyards of Southhampton, UK in 1978 for Peter d’Savary’s British America’s Cup Challenger syndicate for the 1980 America’s Cup in Newport, R.I.
Lionheart is a single helm 67’ LOA, 54,000lb racing sloop with 12.5ft beam and draft of 9’, constructed of Aluminum.
Freedom (US-30) is the latest acquisition and restoration project to the growing 12mYDF fleet. Built – 1979 by Olin Stephens & Bill Langan of Sparkman & Stephens in New York City and constructed in aluminum alloy at Minneford Yacht Yard, City Island, NY. Freedom was skippered by Dennis Conner and victorious in her battle against challenger Australia in (the 1980 America’s Cup, Newport, R.I.)
ITMA Affiliate Fleet
Our ITMA Affiliate Fleet in Newport & New York City can migrate on demand for fleet and match racing!
- US-17 Weatherly – 1962 America’s Cup Winner
- US-18 Easterner – 1958 America’s Cup Contender
- US-19 Nefertiti – 1962 America’s Cup Contender
- US-21 American Eagle – Ted Turners famous ‘Twelve
- US-22 Intrepid – Legendary two-time Winner ’67 & ’70
- US-27 Enterprise – 1977 America’s Cup Contender
- US-30 Freedom – 1980 America’s Cup Winner
- US-46 America II – 1987 America’s Cup Contender
Historic Spectator Yachts