Freedom (yacht)

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1980 America's Cup champion Freedom
Yacht Club:  New York Yacht Club
Nation:  United States
America's Cup Year(s): 1980
Class: 12-metre
Designer(s): Olin Stephens and Bill Langan
Builder: Minneford Yacht Yard
Skipper(s): Dennis Conner
Notable Victories: 1980 America's Cup

Freedom (12 meter US-30) is a 12-metre class racing yacht and winner of the 1980 America's Cup, defeating the challenging yacht Australia. Freedom was designed with an alloy rather than a wood hull by Olin Stephens and Bill Langan, and constructed at Minneford Yacht Yard. She was skippered in the Cup by Dennis Conner.

Today Freedom is available for charter out of Newport, Rhode Island from America's Cup Charters, along with fellow America's Cup winners Intrepid and Weatherly.


  • "Freedom". America's Cup Charters. Retrieved April 16, 2009.