Advance, KA-7

Advance, KA-7

Built in 1983 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.



1983 – 1984: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Challenge (Sydney Fisher) – name: Advance – home port: Sydney (Australia).

Launched in April 1983, Advance competed in the Challenger Trials in Newport in 1983, skippered by Iain Murray. Her design was drafted without tank tests but used models operated by remote control with a length of almost five meters compared with a similar model of Freedom. If the models were expensive, savings were realized on tank and analysis costs. Payne’s aim was to design a boat for very light winds; the result was disappointing in that Advance was not suited to race in heavier wind conditions. She was slated for destruction in 1984, but just before she was cut up, she was purchased by Kirk Reynolds.

1984 – 1994:  Kirk Reynolds – home port: Skaneateles, NY (USA).
During this time, her sail number was US-22.

1995 – 1999: ? home port: Mystic Cove, CT (USA).

2000 – 2006: January Leo Chenard – home port: Muskegon, MI (USA).

2006: November destroyed by Torresen Marine


Sail Number KA-7
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1983
Designer Alan Payne
Builder Aquacraft & Co. Ltd
First Owner RSYS Challenge (Sydney Fisher)
First Name Advance
First Sail Number KA-7
Yacht Club Royal Sydney Yacht Club
America's Cup / Trials 1983 Challenger Trials
First Country Australia
Original Homeport Sydney
Other Sail Numbers US-22
Current Status / Condition broken-up
Length Overall 19.57 m.
Length Waterline 14.05 m.
Beam 3.73 m.
Draft 2.74 m.
Displacement 26.6 t.
Sail Area 164 sq.m.