America's Cup Series - "America" - Half Hull Model



Yacht America -1851

Designer     George Steers                                L.O.A.      140'
Builder         William H. Brown                            L.O.D.        95'6"
Master         Richard Brown                                L.W.L.         85'6"
Owners        John Cox Stevens &                      Beam          23'
                    NYYC Syndicate                             Draft            11'

In 1851 the Yacht America sailed to England challenging and defeating 15 of England's finest in a race around the Isle of Wight winning the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup.  In 1857 the cup was donated to the New York Yacht Club and renamed the America's Cup with the stipulation that the cup be put up as an incentive to any European country desiring to challenge the holder.

All that remains of the America today is it's rudder which is housed at Mystic Seaport, and the Spread-Eagle escutcheon that proudly adorns the lobby of the New York Yacht Club.

Price     $345.00     Delivered, 21 Days