CHALLENGE XII KA-10

12mRNA_092317-santos-731

Challenge XII, KA-10

Designer: Ben Lexcen | Steve E. Ward & Co.

Year Built: 1982

Length Overall: 19.25m | Waterline: 13.43m

Beam: 3.65m | Draft 2.66m | Displacement: 23.8 tons | Sail Area: 167sq. m

Construction: aluminum alloy

First Owner: Alan Bond

Current Owner: Jack LeFort | Homeport: Newport, RI

2019
Challenge XII (KA-10) won the Modern Division at the 2019 12mR World Championship held at Newport, RI

2017- present
Challenge XII was purchased by Jack LeFort, who provided a major refit. She returned to  the Newport (RI) race course in July.

1996
She underwent a 3-year refit and was on the race course again in 1999 at the St. Tropez Rolex Cup.

1995
KA-10 served as the trail horse for Challenge France.

1985
Club Nautico Marina di Carrara Consorzio Futurea purchased her intending to use her as Italian challenger for the 1987 America’s Cup, due to financial constraints this did not come to pass. I

1983
Challenge XII was sold to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (AU), and sent to Newport for the challenger trails.

1982
Built according to the Third International Rule, as challenger for the 1983 America’s Cup, her design was a point of departure with traditional lines but having a narrower beam and small bulge below waterline.

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

Jump to International Twelve Metre Association Yacht Database Record for Challenge XII (KA-10)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s