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The 12 Meter North American Championships will start today and end on Sunday, September 23 in Newport! Eight 12 Meter yachts (complete list below) will compete in the regatta with big name sailors on board including Ted Turner and Dennis Conner. The boats will be dock at Bannister's Wharf through Sunday so come on down to Newport and check out the America's Cup greats. We know who we will be cheering for - Go Team Columbia, US 16!
2012 12 Meter North American Championships Competitors
Grand Prix - yachts built for the 1987 America's Cup
KZ-5 ~ KZ5, Kip Curren, Newport, R.I.
KZ-7 (Kiwi Magic) ~ KZ7, Dennis Conner, San Diego, Calif.
USA ~ US 61, Andy MacGowan, Middletown, R.I.
Modern - yachts built between 1967 and 1983
Courageous ~ US 26, Ralph Isham, New York, N.Y.
Intrepid ~ US 22, Jack Curtin, New York, N.Y.
Victory '83 ~ K 21, Dennis Williams, Hobe Sound, Fla.
Traditional - yachts built between 1958 and 1966
American Eagle ~ US 21, Ted Turner, Atlanta, Ga.
Columbia ~ US 16, Alain Hanover, Weston, Mass.