Freedom (yacht)

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1980 America's Cup winner Freedom
Yacht club  New York Yacht Club
Nation  United States
Class 12-metre
Sail no US–30
Designer(s) Olin Stephens and Bill Langan
Builder Minneford Yacht Yard
Racing career
Skippers Dennis Conner
Notable victories 1980 America's Cup
America's Cup 1980

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.