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Yacht / Country :  America II Syndicate :           America II Challenge CEO :                   Rieh De Vos Yacht Club:  :       New York Yacht Club Designer :            Bill Langan (Sparkman & Stephens) Boat Builder :      Williams and Manchester Skipper:                    John Kolius;
1987
The NYYC and the syndicate ordered 3 new yachts, all called America II but carried  3 different sail numbers. US-42 was the first !2m which has been sent by the NYYC to Fremantleas trial boat. Because of her concept to modify her easily she got thenickname LEGO as the known Danish interlocking blocks. US-44 and US-46 arrived later in Fremantle. US-46 was nominated as official team challenger. She reached ranking 55 after the 3 Round Robins with 128 accounts and missed the semifinal against the 4th place of  French Kiss with 129 points. It was said, that the club spent 15 mio U$ for this ampaign.
The wings look like the pectoral fins of a shark.
The winged keel was painted with camouflage patterns to hide its shape when the yacht was heeling, with the keel coming up.
US-42  America II and the Louis Vuitton Cup 1987 US-42 was the first !2m which has been sent by the NYYC to Fremantleas trial boat.
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