If you’d like to pretend that you are the Mouth of the South at the helm of one of the world’s most famous 12 Metres, here’s your chance.
Courageous, the 12 Metre that won the America’s Cup in 1974 and 1977 and one of only three boats to win the Auld Mug twice, is for sale.
Launched in 1974, Courageous was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built at Minneford Yacht Yard.
The first 12 Metre made of aluminum construction, she carried a who’s who of American sailing to victory in the 1974 and 1977 America’s Cup campaigns.
Ted Hood skippered her in 1974 with Dennis Conner in the afterguard, and in 1977, Ted Turner—Captain Outrageous, also known as the Mouth of the South—steered her to victory with Gary Jobson as his tactician.
In 1997, she was donated to the Museum of Yachting in Newport which was later incorporated into the International Yacht Restoration School, her current owner. Courageous has been under a syndicated ownership and raced competitively since her donation. Restored to near original condition, with a modern mast, a 2019 sail-wardrobe, Harken winch package and running rigging upgrades, the asking price is $445,000.
Fast in her heyday, she is still swift. At a recent North American Championship, she won five out of six races.