True North I (KC-87)

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.

True North 1 is currently sailing as part of our Sint Maarten operations.


Length overall (Loa) 19.84 Metres (65 Feet)
Length overall (Loa) 13.64 Metres (44.5 Feet)
Beam 3.79 Metres (12.4 Feet)
Draft 2.67 Metres (8.8 Feet)
Sail 167 Sq. Metres (1797.6 Sq. Feet)
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