Victory ’83, K-22

Victory '83, K-22 by SallyAnne Santos

Built in 1983 according to the International Third Rule- America’s Cup.


1982-1984: Victory ’83 was the second 12 metre ordered by Peter de Savary for the English challenge in 1983. She bested Victory ‘82 to earn her spot in the Challenger Trials. She was fast and seaworthy, probably the fastest 12 until the coming of wing keels. She lost the Challenger Trials by a score of 1-4 versus Australia II.

1985-2008: Victory ’83 was purchased by Consorzio Italia for $500,000 USD and moved to her new homeport of Genoa, Italy. Under the Italian flag she won the World Championship in Porto Cervo, Sardinia with Flavio Scala at the helm. In 1988 she was purchased by Giovanni Gina who kept her in Lecco (Italy). In 1996 she joined the fleet in the Tyrrhenian Sea and participated in the European Class Regatta.

2008-present: In 2008 she was purchased by Dennis Williams, her current homeport is Newport RI, where she is actively raced in numerous regional regattas.

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

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Sail Number K-22
International Rule THIRD Rule-AC
Year Built 1983
Designer Ian Howlett
Builder Fairey Allday Marine
First Owner Victory Syndicate (Peter De Savary)
First Name Victory '83
First Sail Number K-22
First Country Great Britain (GB)
Original Homeport Burnham on Crouch, England
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner Dennis Williams
Current Location Newport, RI (USA)
Current Division Modern
Length Overall 19.81 m.
Length Waterline 13.79 m.
Beam 3.76 m.
Draft 2.69 m.
Sail Area 198 sq. m.
Displacement 25.2 t.