- Boat Name: Arunga, ex. Courage VIII, ex. Arunga VI
- Sail: USA 118
- Year Built: 1981
- Designer: Pelle Pettersen
- Builder: Batbyggarna
- Owner: Robert Cadranell
- History: Arunga VI was originally designed for a syndicate
in Sydney, Australia to compete in the 1982 Australian-American
Challenge. Her debut came at the abandoned 1981 World Cup in
Switzerland. After taking part in the non-eventful races at Romanshorn,
'Courage' was shipped to Australia. In January of 1982 she lost
in the finals of the Australian-American Challenge Cup to St.
Francis VII and was then stored at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht
Club at Pittwater. In August of that year it was shipped to Newport
Beach under charter as a trial horse for Newport Harbor Yacht
Club. In March of '83 she was chartered to St. Francis Yacht
Club, re-named 'St. Francis VIII,' and modified by Warwick Tompkins.
Modifications included a beefed-up mast step and headsail winches
set in the deck wells. Under skipper Paul Cayard as 'US 118,'
she won the US Nationals, scored second in the Cal Cup, and third
in the World Cup. After being trucked to San Francisco, where
she won the right to defend the Australian-American Challenge
Cup for St. Francis and winning in four straight races, she was
stored in Sausalito, California until 1984. After being trucked
to Victoria, BC and undergoing an extensive refit, she was then
shipped to Le Havre and trucked to Cannes, competing in April
of 1985 in the World Cup and finishing twelfth to its sister
ships 'Junior' and 'Filippa' who came first and third. There
was one more win at the 1985 Seattle Cup, after which the boat
went into dry dock in Victoria where it remained until 1998.
- The former owner, Dietrich Gruenau, 2005 World Cup champion and owner of two other sixes, GER 49 Courage VI
and GER 118 Courage IX, keeps a residence in the Okanagan area
of British Columbia, and had the boat there from 1999 - 2007. Bob and Molly Cadranell purchased the boat in December 2007 and plan to have her sailing on Puget Sound for the 2008 season, then will take the boat to Newport, R.I. for the 2009 World Cup.