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25th AMERICA's CUP 1983  Newport, Rhode Island, USA 
Yacht / Country :  Canada I  / Canada Sailnumber :        KC-1 Syndicate :          Secret Cove YC Challeng CEO :                  Marvin McDill Yacht Club :         Secret Cove YC Design :               Bruce Kirby Boat Builder :       Fred McConell Marine, Ltd Skipper :             Terry McLaughlin
Canada I (KC-1) reached the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Cup 1983
1983
Always good for a nice story. Her designer Bruce Kirby is also the designer of the very popular Laser-class.  After the NYYC has accepted its challenge, the team lost the YC and had to establish its own club ( and sea regatta ), called The Secret Cove Yacht Club. The boat-builder did not want to release the yacht before its bill was paid. Fund raising was a similar severe concern as for France 3 and Advance. Team-members tried to spy out the winged keel of Australia II which was always hidden in her box by a green skirt. In the first attempt they had a good diver but poor photographer. The second guy was a better cameraman but poor diver, because he was caught by the security guard and handed over to the police. The Canadian syndicate apologized to the Australian team, left them the film and could settle this affair. Despite of all these troubles the team reached with an excellent yacht the Semifinals of the LVC 1983 .
Her designer Bruce Kirby is also the designer of the very popular Laser-class.
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