Both yachts worked up together out of ‘Royals' in Williamstown before shipping to Newport USA for the cup. On Hobsons Bay I witnessed Challenge 12 do to Australia II just what that yacht did to Liberty in the 7th and final race for the Cup.
Some may be interested to see these magnificent, beautiful yachts again racing off Newport in a video featuring Challenge 12 in all black livery, 15mins. of sheer poetry.
Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQJkR6lKPjw
And go full screen. Identified are KA10 - Challenge 12, K22 - Victory, US30 - Freedom, US26 - Courageous.