South Australia, KA-8

South Australia, KA-8

Built in 1985 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.


South Australia, KA-8
South Australia, KA-8


Sail Number KA-8
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1985
Designer Ben Lexcen
Builder Steve E. Ward & Co.
First Owner South Australia Challenge for the Defense 1987, Ltd.
First Name South Australia
First Sail Number KA-8
First Country Australia
Original Homeport Port Adelaide
Other Names New Sweden (1988)
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Location St. Tropez, France
Construction Aluminum alloy
Length Overall 19.51 m.
Length Waterline 13.40 m.
Beam 3.60 m.
Draft 2.63 m.
Sail Area 179.5 m.
Displacement 24.32 t.