AMERICA II US-42

America II US-42

America II, US-42

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

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).

1989-2001
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.

2002-2006
Owned by Simon Handley, Homeport: Ladysmith, BC (Canada)

2007-2015
Owned by the 12mR Yacht Development Foundation, Homeport: Greenwich, CT (USA)

2015- present
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.

*Content courtesy: The Twelve Metre Class by Dyer Jones & Luigi Lang and New York Harbor Sailing Foundation