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).
|International Rule||THIRD Rule-AC|
|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|
|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)|
|Current Division||Grand Prix|
|Length Overall||20.75 m.|