Halsey Herreshoff writes "Despite secrecy on both sides of the Atlantic
the challenger and defender of 1887 were remarkably similar. Both George L. Watson's THISTLE and Edward (Ned) Burgess's
VOLUNTEER were clipper-bowed sloops having large low sail plans. Even their hull lines were strikingly similar, though
VOLUNTEER had a larger beam/draft ratio in keeping with the aforementioned national practices. A substantial difference
was that VOLUNTEER was fitted with a centerboard that greatly enhanced her pointing ability to windward.
Volunteer's lines are particularly natural and pleasing. This
triumph of Edward Burgess decisively beat her predecessor yachts PURITAN and MAYFLOWER and was named the
Cup Defender after an abbreviated set of trials. She then decisively won the 1887 Cup Races."
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An beautiful painting that captures the romance of the early America's Cup Saga.