The crew donated their trophy to the New York Yacht
Club, under the condition that the cup "be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign
countries," and the America's Cup race was born.
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This is another of our personal
selections. America is one of the finest plank on bulkhead wood models on the market at an unbelievable
low price. It is a beautiful reproduction of the famous Schooner America. The one that started it
all!! Built in 1851 to race for the 100 Guinea Cup in Cowes, England. Designed by George Steers for the New York Yacht
Club. Skippered by Richard Brown. Model Size is huge: L.O.A.=37" (with bowsprit) Height=29.5" (base to the top of mast) Its
stitched sails, hand planked wood, and enameled black painted hull, and gold trailing boards are exceptional.
OUR LINE OF QUALITY MODERATELY PRICED BOAT
MODELS in addition to the AMERICA include in sailboats the Crosby cat, the Marshall 18, and Beetle cats, two
different sizes of the Schooner Bluenose, a Friendship sloop, Schooners Adventuress, Amistad in two sizes, the much
admired Herreshoff's 12.5 "S" boats, and New York 30, J Class Rainbow, Endeavour, Enterprise, Shamrock, each
as full models or half hulls, and the yawl Odyssey. In motor vessels we offer the Lake Union Dreamboat ,
the Chris Craft Barrel Back, the Garwood Speedster, and a classic 1920 motor yacht.
SCHOONER AMERICA HISTORY:
On August 22, 1851, the
low black schooner (2-masted sailboat) America sailed around the Isle of Wight in a race to win a silver ewer (pitcher)
from the Royal Yacht Squadron. Beating 14 other yachts to the finish, America won the contest.
At first, America's crew considered melting down their prize, valued at Â
£100 (100 English pounds), to make commemorative medals of their victory. What they did with the trophy instead laid the foundation
for what has become the longest contested trophy in international sport.
From 1870, the next time the race was held, until 1980, American yachts won the America's
Cup race 24 times without a loss (the race is held irregularly). The Australian yacht Australia II finally took the
cup when it won the race in 1983. Although Americans regained the cup in the next race (in 1987), non-American challengers
have won the cup three times since 1983. New Zealand just became the first non-American club to successfully defend the Cup
with its victory in America's Cup 2000.
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this model is shipped
with its masts down. For most people, it is a simple affair to step the masts and hook on all the stays and shrouds,
and attach the sails. The detailed instructions are excellent, and the sails have numbered stickers on them, but if you have
a problem, email or call us for guidance.
& PACKING: Due to the size and weight of the carton, the cost of shipping, packing, handling, and
insurance to your destination, is an extra charge and is stated as a flat rate. We price our shipping honestly, but we
do expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
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