1992 USSR 73
- 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
Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!
At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every Boats we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.
Take a look at ALL ***61 PICTURES*** of this Boats on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!