The Yacht Club Costra Smeralda and backed by Prince Aga Khan did have four yachts at its disposal for the 1986 Louis Vuitton Cup in Perth, Australia the AZZURRA I (I 4), AZZURRA II (I 8), AZZURRA III (I 10) and AZZURRA IV (I 11).
For the Louis Vuitton races was chosen the AZZURRA III (I-10) as the official challenger, representing the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, Italy.
She was built as a 12-metre class yacht by SAI Ambrosini , Passignano, Italy for Consorzio Italiana America’s Cup 83’ (Ganni Agnelli & Karim Aga Khan), Porto Cervo, Italy.
Designed by Studio Andrea Vallicelli.
1986 Launched as the AZZURRA III (I-10).
Displacement? , dim. 19.98 x 3.81 x 2,72m. (draught), length on waterline 13.87m.
At the Louis Vuitton Races off Freemantle in 1986 under skipper Mauro Pelaschier she reached only the 11th ranking.
1987 Sold to G. Clausen, Hamburg, Germany and renamed FRATZZ.
1994 Sold to Jurgen Rohel, Hamburg and again renamed AZZURRA III.
2014 Still sailing, same name and owner.
Solomon Islands 1986 $1 sg570a, scott573j
Source: Various internet sites. http://www.12mrclass.com/yacht-search/d ... 05391.html
Launched under the name FANNY FISHER.
Tonnage 238 ton, dim. 92.2 x 22.9 x 11.1ft.
Barque rigged. One deck, square stern.
Completed 1847, registered in Sydney.
She was not always used as a whaler, in Shipping Arrivals and departures of South Australia 1627-1850, I found the vessel two times.
She arrived 24 January 1849 from Sydney, with a cargo of beef, pork and sherry and some passengers, cleared 6/7 February for the Swan River, where she arrived the 2 March, then to Mauritius with wheat and leather and some passengers.
Arrived 18 July 1850 from Newcastle, NSW with a cargo of coal and some passengers. Cleared 02 August for Launceston, Tasmania, 5 passengers and 13 crew.
April 1858 was she sold to Henry Clarke & James Merriman.
June 1858, Merriman got 32 shares, Clarke 22 and Wm. Sullivan 10 shares.
September 1860 was she owned by Merriman and Sullivan.
April 1861 was she owned only by Merriman.
1861 Owned by Merriman & William Andrews.
1866 Was Merriman again the only owner.
November 1868 Merriman 22 shares, H. Fairclough 21 and R Randall 21 shares.
1875 Owned by John Broomfield.
January 1877 owned by A. Campbell.
1892 Owned by C.A. Campell & W R Gainford. Gainford was later the only owner.
1903 Owned by Daniel Sheehy who broke vessel up.
Register closed in 1907, vessel broken up.
All her life was she registered in Sydney, and used as freighter or whaler, as whaler she visited the Norfolk Island and was whaling off the island.
Norfolk Island 1985 5c sg 356
Source: Ships of Australia and New Zealand before 1850 by Ronald Parsons