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Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with white topsides,dark blue bottom paint, American Eagle and Flag on hull.
Hull size: 60cm.
Board size: 75cm X 20cm
|Size||75 cm L x 20 cm Hgh|
|Half Hull Size||Medium (75cm X 20cm)|
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Defender selection trials (from January to April): Stars & Stripes USA-11, Defiant USA-18 & America3.
In the defender finals, 11 races were sailed. America3 won 7 races and Stars & Stripes was eliminated.
On 30 April 1992, America3 was selected as official defender of the 1992 America's Cup.
The 1992 America's Cup races: 9 to 16 May 1992 at San Diego, California -
Best four out of seven races. America3 raced against the challengerIl Moro Di Venezia V ITA-25
Sail number: USA-23
Yacht club: San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, California, USA
Successful challenger of the 28th 1992 America's Cup Challenge
Owner: America3 Foundation, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. William Ingraham Koch, President. Chairman: Louis W. Cabot. Executive Vice President: Vincent Moyersoms.
International America's Cup Class IACC
Skipper: William "Bill" Ingraham Koch.
Lord Dunraven had no hesitation when he decided to issue his second challenge; he immediately turned to George Lennox Watson and gave him carte blanche to design his new challenger. Watson was determined to win. To achieve his objective, his inspiration came largely from ideas developed by the Americans: wide beam, full lines, composite construction.
Valkyrie III was built by the D. & W. Henderson & Co. yard at Partick on the Clyde. Her frames were in steel, with wooden planking. She was given a steel mast. Launched in May 1895, Valkyrie III had her ballast increased after her first trials against Britannia.