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Old Dec 04, 2007, 02:35 PM
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RE: Sail Pattern and Hull Paint Scheme Resource for America Cup c.1980 Yachts

I'm not sure if this is off topic but does anyone know any really good web sites that provide details of sail patterns and hull colour schemes used on America Cup yachts. I'm particularly interested in information on Stars & Stripes US-55 and Liberty both of which were campaigned in the mid-80s. Unlike the model aero crowd there seems to be a lack of information regarding "war paint" resources for historic racing yachts.
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 03:18 PM
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First hit after a Google search:

http://www.12metre.com/photo/thumbnails.php?album=1
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 04:12 PM
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Wow. Those are some fantastic pictures! Oh, to be rich.
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 04:33 PM
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try an email to:

Matt at rcsailtalk dot com

he was pretty heavy into the older 12's and I had sent him a lot of books and magazine. Not sure how far back they went but worth a try to see if he can email you some photos.
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Old Dec 04, 2007, 09:24 PM
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I'm not sure if this is off topic but does anyone know any really good web sites that provide details of sail patterns and hull colour schemes used on America Cup yachts. I'm particularly interested in information on Stars & Stripes US-55 and Liberty both of which were campaigned in the mid-80s. Unlike the model aero crowd there seems to be a lack of information regarding "war paint" resources for historic racing yachts.

Hi Generic,

Awlgrip paint make a color called S&S blue, it is the actual paint used on US-55. Most of the S&S 12M are in USVI as charter boats. Liberty US-40 was sold to an unkown owner in Japan.

There is also this website http://www.12mrclass.com/ there is a host of helpful info and resources, also the people that run the class are very helpful and can put you in touch with the right people.


I am working on finding KZ-7 plans for a project, hard to find as the designers won't release any of their AC designs. I am hoping the owner will allow them to be released...

Hope that helps

Todd
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Hi Isobaryachts, thanks for the reply but I'm having problems getting Awlcraft in a small quantity here in Ireland. It seems the agencies are only set up to sell for full size boats. Any ideas - also I couldn't find the S&S blue on the Awlcraft online colour chart?
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