Designer: M. William Langan, Sparkman & Stephens | Builder: Williams & Manchester Shipyard
Year Built: 1984 | Other Names: Lego, Geronimo, Royal Blue
Length Overall: 20.75m
Beam: 3.65m | Draft 2.44m
First Owner: America II Syndicate
America II (US-42) competed in the Spirit Division of the 2019 12mR World Championship, racing against her sister-12, America II (US-46). Both teams were comprised of members of the Manhattan Yacht Club. In the series of 9 match races, US-42 narrowly took first place over US-46 by just one point (15-16).
Owned by the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation. After a 2-year restoration, US-42 joined her sister ship America II, US-46 match racing in New York Harbor.
Owned by the 12mR Yacht Development Foundation, Homeport: Greenwich, CT (USA)
Owned by Simon Handley, Homeport: Ladysmith, BC (Canada)
Sold to Philip Charles Freedman of San Diego, CA (USA), she was chartered by Pelle Peterson who raced her at the 1988 World Championship under the name Geronimo.
1986- 1989 Built according to the Third International Rule America’s Cup by America II Syndicate, USMMA Foundation – name: America II – home port: Kings Point, NY (USA).
*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang and New York Harbor Sailing Foundation