|Retaliation in the 1982 SORC (photo Leutweiler/Seahorse)|
Retaliation was later sold to Swedish yachtsman Victor Forss. She was re-named Carat and went on to compete in the 1982 Sardinia Cup. However, despite her impressive performance in that year's SORC, she was disappointing in Sardinia, finishing a lowly 46th, struggling to save her time in the generally light airs against lower rated boats. She showed some of her earlier form, however, in the 1983 SORC when she finished as top boat in Class B, and 22nd overall.
|Retaliation - above and below, on her way to winning the 1982 SORC|
Carat was also selected for the Swedish team for the 1983 Admiral's Cup, alongside another Frers 51, Bla Carat, the ex-Acadia, winner of the 1978 SORC and which had finished second in Class B in the 1983 SORC. The third member of the Swedish team was the Norlin 42, Paper Tiger. Carat was one of three 40.0ft IOR "maxi-raters" in the 1983 Admiral's Cup, alongside Ireland's Moonduster, another Frers 51 footer and Bla Carat.
|Carat before the 1983 Admiral's Cup|
Carat then went on to compete in the 1984 SORC, in Class B against a newer version of Retaliation. With a slightly higher rating of 40.2ft, Carat finished sixth in class and 40th overall.