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12 Metre Challenge, St. Maarten

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St. Maarten
Sint Maarten, St. Martin, Saint Martin
12 Metre Challenge
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Estb: 1987? Location: Philipsburg, Sent Maarten, Netherlands
Antilles, and Cozumel, Mexico.
Burgee: Swallowtail 7:11, 7:8 to crutch (photo image). Field blue (next to hoist) and white horizontally and equally divided. Blue field superimposed by a white silhouette of the Americas Cup trophy above the white number 87. White field, (next to fly) fimbriated red (except next to the blue field), superimposed by the underlined red number 12 above the red capital letters SXM (ISO country code and Princess Juliana International Airport).
"Our 1987 America’s Cup inspired burgee is specially designed for 12 Metre and made with 400 Denier nylon, silk-screened, with a special swallowtail. The burgee is 9 by 13 [by 10 to crutch] inches and is printed read right, double-sided."

"Founded by owner and America's Cup enthusiast, Colin Percy, 12 Metre Challenge operates in Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, and Cozumel, Mexico. It provides both experienced and novice guests with a unique and thrilling opportunity to race some of the most magnificent and famous race yachts in the world. Designed for speed and maneuverability, 12 Metre Class yacht designs ushered in a new era of America's Cup racing when the format was introduced in 1958. The fleet operated by 12 Metre Challenge is an unprecedented collection of [five] 1987 vintage boats that represent the pinnacle of the marquee."
Peter Edwards, 9 July 2018

KC 87 Battle Flag

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St. Maarten
Sint Maarten, St. Martin, Saint Martin
True North I (KC - 87)

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Battle Flag(?) Rectangle circa 1:2. White and blue field equally divided horizontally. White field to hoist superimposed by the logo of Sail Canada, but with a red jib and minus the hull. Blue field to fly superimposed by a hoist-facing white rampant polar bear holding a hockey stick in both front paws.

"True North 1 was built by Crockett-McConnel in 1985 and she sailed in the 12 Metre World Championships in 1986, the year before the America's Cup contest.
True North 1 was designed by Steve Killing, one of the principal designers at C&C Yachts from 1972 until 1979. During this period, the wing-keeled Australia II was the state-of-the-art 12 Metre Class, and True North 1 was designed as a longer, heavier boat - specifically built to withstand everything that Fremantle, Australia could throw at it."
The yacht is now owned by the 12 Metre Challenge company.

Peter Edwards, 9 July 2018