Valiant, US-24

Valiant (US-24) sailing at 2017 Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport, RI-- photo by: SallyAnne Santos

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


1970-1972: Valiant was commissioned by Robert W. McCullough of the 12 US/24 Syndicate, her first homeport was New York, NY. She was one of the “jumbo twelves” and the heaviest ever built. She was eliminated from the 1970 Defender Trials by Intrepid, but won the Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC) that year.

1973-1989: She was owned by Brown University (Providence, RI) in 1973 and in 1973 she went to the Kings Point USMMA at Kings Point NY where she served as the trial horse to Mariner for the 1974 Defender Trials. In 978, she was purchased by William Edwards of St. Petersburg FL, who installed an engine. From 1988-1989 she was owned by Charles W. Kem of Long Beach, CA.

1993-present: Paul G. Gregory III, purchased Valiant who sails and races her from Marblehead, MA.

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

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Sail Number US-24
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1970
Designer Olin J. Stephens
Builder Robert E. Derecktor Yacht Yard
Hull ID Number design #: 1978
First Owner 12 US/24 Syndicate
First Name Valiant
First Sail Number US-24
First Country USA
Original Homeport New York, NY
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner Gary Gregory
Current Location Marblehead, MA (USA)
Construction Triple-planked Mahogany, laminated Oak frames
Length Overall 19.63 m.
Length Waterline 14.53 m.
Beam 3.66 m.
Draft 2.76 m.
Sail Area 163 sq. m.
Displacement 32.35 t.