Easterner, US-18

Easterner, US-18

Built in 1958 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.


1958-1966: Built for the Chandler Hovey family, she entered the 1958, 1962 and 1964 Defender Trials. Although the boat had great potential, as she was considered the fastest of the 1958 12s, she was unsuccessful in capturing the Defender position. In 1962 she won the Astor Cup (NYYC) and the Queen’s Cup (NYYC) in 1964.

1967-1995: She was purchased by John F. Baillie who renamed her Newsboy. During this time her homeport was Newport Beach, CA

1995-2013: Arthur Schlossmann (Jamestown RI), SASA Charters Inc., purchased her and undertook a refit at the Brooklin Boat Yard and Cove Haven Marina with a major structural restoration including re-framing, re-fastening and refinishing. In 2008 Schlossmann donated Easterner to Sail to Prevail (Newport, RI), The National Disabled Sailing Program.

2014: Thorpe Lesson (Newport,RI) purchased Easterner, and started a refit in Maine.

2018: Scott Bernard (Annapolis, MD) purchased Easterner with plans to race in Newport, RI and Annapolis, MD. She will undergo a refit keeping the hull bright and the bottom white. Near future plans include racing in Newport- Summer 2018, and Annapolis- Fall / Winter 2018-9.

2019: Easterner participated at the 2019 12mR World Championship at Newport, RI

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Sail Number US-18
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1958
Designer C. Raymond Hunt & F.C. Williams Assoc.
Builder James E. Graves Inc.
First Owner Easterner Syndicate
First Name Easterner
First Sail Number US-18
First Country USA
Original Homeport Marblehead, MA
Other Names Newsboy (1969)
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner Scott Bernard
Current Location Annapolis, MD, USA
Current Division Traditional
Construction Double-planked Mahogany, Oak frames
Length Overall 19.94 m.
Length Waterline 14.35 m.
Beam 3.66 m.
Draft 2.79 m.
Sail Area 179 sq. m.
Displacement 27.8 t.