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Where are they now? 6 famous America's Cup yachts

Where are they now? 6 famous America's Cup yachts

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1987 movie star Stars & Stripes still racing

While the film Wind, one of the best boat movies, was inspired by Dennis Conner’s experience competing for the America’s Cup in 1983 on board Liberty, the yacht that was actually used in filming was the 12 Metre type sailing yacht Stars & Stripes 87. She was called Geronimo in the film, but Stars & Stripes 87 was more than a screen legend. When Conner launched his own campaign, he wanted a culmination of all the Stars & Stripes yachts that came before her, and she was designed to be fast in heavy air. Stars & Stripes 87 wound up being the final 12 metre yacht to win the America’s Cup.

Where is the America's Cup yacht Stars & Stripes 87 now?

Stars & Stripes 87 can be found in the Caribbean now, able to be sailed with the St Maarten 12 Metre Challenge, giving you a chance to take the helm (if you're lucky) of a real Cup winner.

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