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25th AMERICA's CUP 1983  Newport, Rhode Island, USA 
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Yacht / Country :  Heart of America / US-51 Syndicate :  :        Heart of America Challenge CEO :                   Alan Johnston Yacht Club:          Chicago Yacht Club. Designers :          Gretzky, Graham, MacLane,                             Schlageter Boat Builder :       Merrifield-Roberts Skipper:               Buddy Melges
1987
 Heart of America / US-51 represented by the Chicago YC has been supported by the Chrysler Corporation. On the wings’ end she  had small clippers. The Australian Royal Perth YC claimed that the Chicago YC is neither on the sea nor on a sea arm and asked the Supreme Court of New York for a ruling that the challenge of above YC from the Great Lakes conforms  with the Deed of Gift. It did as the club had organized a sea regatta on the coast. Heart of America reached ranking 8 after RR3 of the LVC.
Heart of America / US-51 and the Louis Vuitton Cup 1987
The Australian Royal Perth YC claimed that the Chicago YC is neither on the sea nor on a sea arm
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