- Boat Name:
USA 126, ex. GBR 96
- Year Built:
- History: The second boat commissioned by Bruce Owen named Scoundrel, with the first, GBR 86 Scoundrel, designed by Pelle Pettersen. This boat was designed by Ian Howlett and built by Paul Litton as if she were a piece of furniture. Bruce Owen was very successful with the Scoundrels, winning the International 6 Meter World Championships twice - once in each Scoundrel, 1987 and 1997. Mr. Owen also won the 1994 Europeans Championships with Scoundrel at La Benodet. The boat has been active and well traveled, placing 7th of 24 at the 2005 Worlds in Sandhamn, 7th of 23 at the 2007 Worlds at Cowes and 2nd of 11 at the 2009 Worlds in Newport, R.I. Scoundrel was sold to the St Francis Yacht Club Syndicate in June 2016. She made her St Francis YC Team debut in Brunnen at the 2016 European Championships with Eliza Richartz at the helm with an all-female crew, placing 6th of 15. The boat will be moved to San Francisco to take part in the 2016 North American Championships, and competed in the 2017 Worlds in Vancouver. Matt Brooks has assumed sole ownership and took the boat to the Europeans in 2018 at La Trinite Sur Mer, where she finished 5th of 18 with Jamie Hilton at the helm.
Eliza Richartz and team at the 2016 European Championships in Brunnen, Switzerland