Heritage, US-23

Heritage, US-23

Built in 1970 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.


1970-1973: Charles E. Morgan was a renowned designer, yacht builder, sailmaker and ocean racer. To enter as a challenger in the America’s Cup he sold his business, Morgan Yachts to finance his campaign. Although Heritage was a “splendid” 12, inspired by Intrepid, she had more wetted surface and displacement and so was not competitive.

1976: Now owned by Don Wildman of Chicago, IL, she was altered to IOR rating including a redesigned keel and rudder and a new masthead rig. She was raced extensively in the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and on the West Coast. By 1985 she had been donated to the Sea Scouts of America.

1993-2013: Jeffrey G. Barrows, HYC, Inc. purchased Heritage in California in 1990 and brought her to Marblehead, MA. By 1993, Heritage was sailing in Newport, R.I. In 2000 she was refitted with a 12 metre rig.

2013-present: Heritage was purchased by Eli Massar and Emily Pollack in 2013. Homeport: Newport R.I.

*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang

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Sail Number US-23
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1970
Designer Charles E. Morgan Jr.
Builder Morgan Yacht Corp.
Hull ID Number 3603
First Owner Heritage Syndicate Charles E. Morgan Jr.
First Name Heritage
First Sail Number US-23
First Country USA
Original Homeport St. Petersburg, FL
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Location Newport, RI (USA)
Construction Double-planked on laminated Oak and Ash frames
Length Overall 19.20 m.
Length Waterline 14.40 m.
Beam 3.78 m.
Draft 2.84 m.
Sail Area 164 sq. m.
Displacement 29.8 t.