Designers: Olin J. Stephens | Builder: Robert E. Derektor Yacht Yard, Inc.
Year Built: 1970
Length Overall: 19.63m | Waterline: 14.53m
Beam: 3.66m | Draft: 2.76m | Displacement: 32.35 tons | Sail Area: 163sq. m
Construction: triple-planked mahogany, laminated oak frames
First Owner: 12 US/24 Syndicate, USA
Current Owner: Paul G. Gregory III | Homeport: Marblehead, MA
Paul G. Gregory III, purchased Valiant who sails and races her from Marblehead, MA.
She was owned by Brown University (Providence, RI) in 1973 and in 1973 she went to the Kings Point USMMA at Kings Point NY where she served as the trial horse to Mariner for the 1974 Defender Trials. In 978, she was purchased by William Edwards of St. Petersburg FL, who installed an engine. From 1988-1989 she was owned by Charles W. Kem of Long Beach, CA.
Valiant was commissioned by Robert W. McCullough of the 12 US/24 Syndicate, her first homeport was New York, NY. She was one of the “jumbo twelves” and the heaviest ever built. She was eliminated from the 1970 Defender Trials by Intrepid, but won the Lipton Memorial Trophy (NYYC) that year.
*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang