Yacht: Heritage

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In 1970 Charlie Morgan single-handedly attempted to wrestle control of the Auld Mug from the New York Yacht Club by designing, financing, building, making the sails and skippering his own America’s Cup campaign in Heritage.

He even sailed the boat on its own bottom from St. Petersburg, Florida to Newport, Rhode Island to compete in the trials.  The attempt, however, proved to be too daunting a task as construction delays and a crash on launching day caused the forfeiture of some early races and in the end, the older re-designed Intrepid went on to defend the Cup.

Designer: Charley Morgan
Type of Boat: 12-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1970
Built By:
LOA m / ft: 15.24m / 50'
LOD m / ft: 15.24m / 50'
LWL m / ft:
Beam m / ft: 3.84m / 12' 6
Draft m / ft: 3.29m / 10' 8
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail area:1,785 sq ft Sail No. US23
Construction: Varnished hull
Other:
Displacement: 70,000Ibs

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