Contemporary Model of the Sailing Yacht AMERICA
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Length: 46 Inches, Height: 43 Inches, Hull: 36 Inches
 
   

Contemporary Model of the Sailing Yacht AMERICA
 
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Length: 46 Inches, Height: 43 Inches, Hull: 36 Inches
 
   

A finely crafted contemporary model of the famous 19th century racing yacht, AMERICA. Crafted of wood with copper sheet hull, with excellent detail work.

The foremost historic racing yacht ever to sail, the Schooner AMERICA won a silver cup worth 100 British Guineas put up by the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1851. This race established the longest competed for trophy in world yacht racing and all sports in general- the America's Cup, named for this schooner, the first vessel to win the famous race. For her speed at sail she was called a "Hawk among the Pigeons"