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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|International Rule||THIRD Rule-AC|
|Designer||Charles E. Morgan Jr.|
|Builder||Morgan Yacht Corp.|
|Hull ID Number||3603|
|First Owner||Heritage Syndicate Charles E. Morgan Jr.|
|First Sail Number||US-23|
|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.|
|Sail Area||164 sq. m.|