This was, at best, a temporary delay. She was minimally patched up, sold, and then donated to a charitable foundation. At this point, the Pearsall family entered the scene with Jed's father, Adrian, buying the boat in 1981 and lavishing a total restoration that took her back to original specifications. The project included reframing, new decks and cabin, new interior, and new gaff rig. In 1983, Amorita was taken to Newport, Rhode Island, to debut in the spectator fleet during the America's Cup races.