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
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).
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.
Owned by Simon Handley, Homeport: Ladysmith, BC (Canada)
Owned by the 12mR Yacht Development Foundation, Homeport: Greenwich, CT (USA)
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.
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).
*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang and New York Harbor Sailing Foundation