EASTERNER US-18

Easterner US-18

Easterner owned by Thorpe Leeson, Newport RI; photo courtesy Sail to Prevail.

Designer: C. Raymond Hunt & F.C. Williams Associates | Builder: James E. Graves, Inc.

Year Built: 1958 | Other Names: Newsboy (1969)

Length Overall: 19.94m | Waterline: 14.35m

Beam: 3.66m | Draft 2.79m | Displacement: 27.8 tons | Sail Area: 179sq. m

Construction: double-planked mahogany, oak frames

First Owner: Easterner Syndicate, U.S.A.

Current Owner: Thorpe Leeson | Homeport: Newport, RI

1958-1966
Built for the Chandler Hovey family, she entered the 1958, 1962 and 1964 Defender Trials. Although the boat had great potential, as she was considered the fastest of the 1958 12s, she was unsuccessful in capturing the Defender position. In 1962 she won the Astor Cup (NYYC) and the Queen’s Cup (NYYC) in 1964.

1967-1995
She was purchased by John F. Baillie who renamed her Newsboy. During this time her homeport was Newport Beach, CA.

1995-2013
Arthur Schlossmann (Jamestown RI), SASA Charters Inc., purchased her and undertook a refit at the Brooklin Boat Yard and Cove Haven Marina with a major structural restoration including re-framing, re-fastening and refinishing. In 2008 Schlossmann donated Easterner to Sail to Prevail (Newport, RI), The National Disabled Sailing Program.

2014
Thorpe Lesson (Newport,RI) purchased Easterner, she is currently undergoing a refit in Maine.

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

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