America II, US-42

America II, US-42, photo by SallyAnne Santos

Built in 1984 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.

HISTORY:

1984 – 1989: America II Syndicate, USMMA Foundation – name: America II – home port: Kings Point, NY (USA).

Sold on 12 April 1989.

The nickname “Lego Boat” came about because the yacht (keels, rigs, rudders, bustles) could be set-up in different configurations as a 12 Metre. She was used in the making of the movie Wind and in the TV series No Boundaries.

1989 – 2001: Philip Charles Freedman – home port: San Diego, CA (USA).

1998:chartered by Pelle Peterson to race the 1988 Worlds in Lulea (Sweden), the name used was Geronimo

2002 – 2006: Simon Handley – home port: Ladysmith, BC (Canada)

2007 – 2015: 12mR Yacht Development Foundation (Patrick Sikorski) – home port: Greenwich, CT (USA)

2015 – present: Owned by New York Harbor Sailing Foundation. After a 2-year restoration, US-42 joined sister ship America II, US-46, match racing in New York Harbor.

World Championships Results:

1986 in Perth (Australia): winner 1988 in Lulea (Sweden): entered under the name of Royal Blue

2019: America II (US-42) competed in the Spirit Division of the 2019 12mR World Championship, racing against her sister-12, America II (US-46). Both teams were comprised of members of the Manhattan Yacht Club. In the series of 9 match races, US-42, narrowly took first place over US-46 by just one point (15-16). Jump to Twelve Metre Yacht Club, Newport Station Fleet page for America II (US-42).

 

SPECS:

Sail Number US-42
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1986
Designer M. William Langan-Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Williams & Manchester Shipyard
First Owner The America II Syndicate
First Name America II
First Sail Number US-42
First Country USA
Original Homeport Kings Point, NY
Other Names Royal Blue, Lego
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner New York Harbor Foundation
Current Location Jersey City, NJ (USA)
Website https://nyharborsailing.com/12-meter/
Current Division Grand Prix
Measurement Certificate none
Length Overall 20.75 m.
Beam 3.65 m.
Draft 2.44 m.