Yacht: Australia II

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Australia II was built for the 25th America’s Cup in 1983 under the Third International Rule.  She competed and defeated the American yacht, ‘Liberty’, the first time the Cup had been taken away from the New York Yacht Club.  The innovative wing keel design of Australia II gave her the winning edge but Dennis Conner, the defeated skipper, was back with a vengeance for the next America’s Cup in 1987.

Australia II is now owned by the National Museum of Australia and was ‘let out’ to attend the America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta at Cowes in 2001.

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Designer: Ben Lexcen
Type of Boat: 12-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1982
Built By: Steve E Ward & Co., Australia
LOA m / ft: 19.22m / 63'
LOD m / ft: 19.22m / 63'
LWL m / ft:
Beam m / ft: 3.65m / 11'9"
Draft m / ft: 2.59m / 8'4"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 171 sq.m Sail No:KA 6
Construction: Aluminium Alloy
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Displacement: 21.8 tons

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