schooner America was designed by George Steers and built in William Brown's shipyard in 1851. Its name is still the most
important and celebrated in the history of world yachting. America under Dick Brown's command set out for England in June
of 1851 to take part in the regatta which was to be held on the 22nd of August around the Isle of Wight. The prize offered
was a 100 guinea cup. America enjoyed an overwhelming victory. The 100 guinea cup then became the "America's Cup",
and still gives its name to the most important regatta in the world. The last race for America would be against the schooner
Corona on July 27th in 1901.
the following 40 years America would drift from shipyard to shipyard. In March, 1942, a snowstorm would collapse the shed
that was sheltering her, and the scraps of wood would later be burned. A replica of America, designed by
Olin Stephens - Sparkman & Stephens, was launched May 3rd, 1967 at Goudy & Stevens yard, East Boothbay, Maine, USA.
print is printed on the same watercolor paper and as a result, looks so much like an original, that it is virtually impossible
to tell them apart. The artist is Paul Norton. It should be framed in a 20" x 24"
frame with a mat.