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1992 USSR 73

$65,000 USD

  • $65,000 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1992
  • USSR
  • 73
  • Morro Bay, California, US
  • Sail
  • 081100
  • 73ft / 22.25 m
  • 18ft / 5.49 m
  • Volvo Penta
  • Tamd 4
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • 2016-04-15
  • 2016-04-15
  • 1888833

- Stock #081100 -

Unique America's Cup Racer!

The Yacht Club of St. Petersburg, formerly Leningrad, is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the world. The first attempt of Russia to take part in the America's Cup failed due to competence disputes between Moscow and Petersburg and at the end due to a lack of money.The official, and by the San Diego YC recognized challenger, was the Red Star 92 Syndicate, which was sponsored by the St. Petersburg YC. First they built a test yacht in Aluminium for training around St. Petersburg.The second yacht in carbon-fiber has been finished so late, that it could be only transported by plane to arrive in time. But the YC had insufficient money. Suddenly Moscow representatives nominated to the surprise of all as another official challenger the "Age of Russia" Syndicate. Their yacht has been flown together with her crew in an Antonov-124 to San Diego in December 1991 (the same month the Soviet Union was dissolved) but took no part in the competition.At the beginning, they were not allowed to sail in the San Diego Bay because of military installations. Later they received a special approval from the Navy and the Coast Guard to sail outside the Bay.As the Red Star 92 Syndicate had no boat, but the official recognition as challenger, the Age of Russia Syndicate tried to establish a mixed crew, which failed and therefore the whole challenge

After its earlier history, a canadian racing team purchased the hull, keel, and rudder, though the original rig was destroyed by a tractor as it lay near the hull. They then trucked it all the way up to Vancouver island, BC, and fitted out with an aluminum racing spar, rigging, decks, keel, and and little else. It sat for a few years, never having been finished, and then purchased by the current owner in 2006, who spent a winter outfitting it enough to be able to sail it, though it was without an engine or any thing besides the most basic rigging,south and imported it into the USA. More time was spent putting it together, installing everything, including an engine, and then sailed down the west coast to LA, and then back the San Francisco, where the owner lived aboard and threw "Russian" themed parties, which mostly consisted of fabulous people dressing in furs, Soviet uniforms, etc... "It was a fun time. Just this last winter of 2014-15, I sailed around the Channel Islands for about four months with my wife and two year old daughter, which was a delight".

Down below is spartan with a spacious focsle berth and a small crew berth mid ships. It has a basic galley, range.head and plenty of room for further or complete fitout.

"I don't really like the idea of outright selling the boat as it was such an amazing boat, a guarantee of speed and style like few others."

The hull is carbon/composite with some fiberglass.
Extensive spares and fittings included in sale.


Bow anchor=110lb Bruce with 120 feet of 3/8 chain and 120 feet of 1 inch simpson braid.
Stern anchor= 45 lb Danforth with 20 feet of 1/2 chain and 100 feet of double braid rode.
Spare 60ib bruce
1x Lewmar 3 speed #45 on bow.
4xBarlow 3 speed on stern (5" core)
1x 10 inch main sheet winch

On a scale of 1-10 , 10 being perfect,#12 dacron main, full hoist-7#10 dacron main, delivery-6#carbon Kevlar laminated main, full hoist-4#9 dacron jib, furler, 100%, -7#10 dacron genoa, 120%, -6#9 dacron yankee jib-6#9 dacron storm jib-10

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ConditionAge of Russia was hauled last November and painted with Trinidad anti-fouling. Owner states she does have blisters but only in the faring that covers the carbon.There is also some damage to the faring compound where the keel meets the hull due to the natural flexing of this design. Owner states rig and sails are adequate for cruising this boat by a competent sailor. Engine is well maintained but owner feels injectors need servicing. below decks-It's pretty basic, and parts are unfinished.Starting from the bow/ focsle areaWhich has a spacious master berth with storage below and along the sides. 6' headroomUnder the mast is lower, and contains a crew berth and storage.The main salon is mostly empty, has 6'6" headroom, roughly 12'x17', long galley counter with storage below, simple sink, force 5 two burner propane range, and a norcold freezer. The engine compartment is below entryway and has some storage, but no engine box. The head and more storage is located in the stern, but low headroom clearance there.

Navigational Equipment - CD Player
- Chartplotter (Garmin 740S)
- Compass
- Depth Instrument (Garmin 740s)
- DVD Player
- Navigation Lights
- Radar (JRC 1000)
- Stanchions
- VHF (Icom)

Mechanical - Ballast (12000 Encap. Lead/steel)
- Bilge Pump (2)
- Bottom Paint
- Bulk Heads (Carbon Fibre)
- Control Type (Morse Sheathed Cable)
- Engine Alarms
- Engine Cylinders (4)
- Exhaust (Wet)
- Fuel Filters (1xparker, 1x Sierra)
- Fuel Injected
- Fuel Tank (1x Aluminium At 80 Gals)
- Fuel Tank Location (Port,midship Under Saloon Sole)
- Gearbox (Volvo Hydraulic)
- Hand Rails
- Heat Exchanger
- Propeller Shafts (S/S)
- Rudder (Spade)
- Steering (Twin Pedestals Cable Steering)
- Windlass (Muir 12V)
- Keel (Fin With "bullet")

Electrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets (3x On Inverter)
- 12 V DC Outlets
- Alternator
- Battery (1x8d,1x4d,2xrv's)
- Battery Charger (Portable)
- Battery Switch (Perko Type)
- CD Player
- Circuit Breaker Panel
- Engine Kill Switch
- Flat Screen TV (26')
- Inverter (1500W)
- Oil Pressure Gauge
- Ship's Power (12v DC)
- Solar Panel (300 Watt)
- Speakers (12" Sub, 6x Mid Range)
- Stereo
- Subwoofer
- Tachometer
- Wind Generator (Air-x 400 Watt)

Accommodations - Galley
- Hanging Locker
- Porta-potty
- Stove (2 Burner Propane)

Construction - Keel Type (Racing)

Deck Gear - Anchor (Spare Is A 60lb Bruce)
- Cockpit Drainage System (4 Drains)
- Fenders
- Sail Cover
- Traveler
- Winch Handles
- Bow Anchor (110lb Bruce,120' 3/8 Chain And Braid)
- Stern Anchor (45lb Danforth, 20' 1/2 Chain And Dbl Braid)
- WINCHES 1x Lewmar 3 speed #45 on bow 4x Barlow 3 speed on stern (5"core) 1x 10 inch main sheet winch

Safety Equipment - Air Horn
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Fenders
- Fire Extinguisher (3xabc,b-1 In Date)
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Life Ring (Type 1V)
- Pfd's (9xadult Type 11)
- CO/2 Detector
- CO/2 Detector

Sails - Downhaul
- Halyard Winches
- Headsail
- Main (Usable, No Rips)
- Main Sheet
- Roller Furling Jib
- Spinnaker Gear (Pole Only)

Rigging - Mast (90 Feet With Harken Bat Car System)
- Roller Furling Genoa
- Standing Rigging (4 Shrouds.2 Fore Stays, 2 R/back Stays)

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