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Red Witch II (official name “S/V Jakab”) is a vintage 1907 America’s Cup racing yacht similar to those that raced in the 1908, 1912, and 1920 Olympics and in the America’s Cup from 1958 to 1987. This era of elegant racing yachts, with long, swooping bow and stern, and flush deck, are considered among the most beautiful and seaworthy sailboats ever designed.

These magnificent sailboats have been referred to as “12-Meter” racing yachts, a descriptor not of their overall length but, rather, the total calculation of their hull shape area, the total of the relevant dimensions could not exceed 12 meters. These boats still race in Antigua, Bermuda, and other prestigious races around the globe.

Red Witch II is an exact replica of the vintage 12-Meter racing yachts – except she carries safety gear as specified by the U.S. Coast Guard to assure the safety of passengers and crew. This vessel has 3 notable sister ships – one was owned by former Senator Ted Kennedy,

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