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Right to left: Columbia, Aquidneck, Unknown. | by beckstei
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Right to left: Columbia, Aquidneck, Unknown.

12 meter US 16 America's Cup yacht Columbia, 80 foot Schooner Aquidneck, and another sailboat.


Sparkman & Stephens designed five successful America's Cup defenders for the NYYC. The first was Columbia, winner of the 1958 Cup, followed by Constellation in 1964. Intrepid won the 1967 and 1970 ACs. Courageous won in 1974 and 1977 (skippered by Ted Hood in 1974 and Ted Turner in 1977). The last of the S&S designed twelves to win the America's Cup was Freedom in 1980. Both Intrepid and Courageous are still sailing and racing today in Newport. Intrepid is available for charter whereas Courageous is privately owned. Columbia is available for charter in Newport.

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Taken on September 9, 2011