Sovereign (yacht)

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Sovereign
Yacht club  Royal Thames Yacht Club
Nation  United Kingdom
Class 12-Metre
Sail no K–12
Designer(s) David Boyd
Builder Alexander Robertson and Sons Ltd
Owner(s) J. A. Boyden
Racing career
America's Cup 1964 America's Cup
Specifications
Hull type Monohull

Sovereign (K-12) was the unsuccessful challenger of the 1964 America's Cup for the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

Design[edit]

Designed by David Boyd and built by Alexander Robertson and Sons, Sovereign was built especially for the 1964 America's Cup challenge. This was the second post-war 12-metre yacht to be designed by David Boyd and built at Alexander Robertson and Sons, the first one being Sceptre.

Career[edit]

Sovereign was built for J A Boyden in 1963. Sovereign lost 4-0 to defender Constellation of the New York Yacht Club.

References[edit]

  1. Alexander Robertson and Sons, history of the yard.

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