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25th AMERICA's CUP 1983  Newport, Rhode Island, USA 
Yacht / Country :   Defender / USA Sailnumber :         US-33 Syndicate :           People to People Sports Committee Yacht Club :          NYYC Design :               David R. Pedrick Boat Builder :       Newport Offshore Ltd. Skipper :              Thomas D. Blackaller
1983
Defender was a beautiful, conventional 12-m racer, but she was slow. She was skippered by Thomas Blackaller, the sharp-tongued opponent by Dennis Conner. In the Defender/Courageous group she could not convince against Courageous helmed by John Kolius. Playing with modifications on the just developed “computer velocity prediction program”, she could not beat the elder yacht on speed when this one was fed with the same modified parameters. Defender became 1986 the trial horse for Heart of America US-51
US-33 Defender and the “Defender Selection Series” 1983
Defender was a beautiful, conventional 12-m racer, but she was slow.
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