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America's Cup winner on the rocks

Dennis Conner’s Last 12 Metre Boat, US30 Freedom, which he raced in the America’s Cup, got stuck in Greenwich Harbour on Halloween Monday.

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Freedom was stuck on the rocks on Hens & Chickens, which is off Greenwich Wee Captain’s Island.

She was grounded just to the west of Hens (big rocks) and Chickens (little rocks) off Bell number 1, a navigational mark at the entrance to Greenwich Harbor.

The boat, which is aluminum, ran aground around 11:30 hrs and was able to float off a few hours later at high tide with negligible damage.

Freedom was winner of the 1980 America's Cup, defeating the challenging yacht Australia.

See more at Greenwich Free Press

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1 November 2016 22:56 GMT


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