Project designed in 1973 according to the International Third Rule America’s Cup.
1973 L’Association Francaise pour La Coupe de l’America.
This France II (project) is not to be confused with the France II (F-2) actually built and completed for A.F.C.A. in 1977. This yacht was to be an aluminum yacht but construction was stopped during setting-up her frames. Subsequently the framing was destroyed. The project was a radical one with a bulb realized by Paul Elvstrom, asked since 1971 by Baron Bich to form a new crew, and the Danish designer Jan Kjaerulff. The project was suddenly interrupted when Baron Bich had to face the objections coming from French opinion leaders who did not accepted to have a French challenger designed by a non-French citizen.
|Sail Number||not issued|
|International Rule||THIRD Rule-AC|
|Designer||Paul Elvstrom & Jan Kjaerulff|
|Builder||Herman Egger, Chantier AFCA|
|First Owner||L'Ass. France pour La Coupe de l'America|
|First Sail Number||not issued|
|Length Overall||19.27 m.|
|Length Waterline||13.94 m.|
|Sail Area||166 sq. m.|