America 1/8 Scale | A perfect desk-top model. In 1851, the ‘low black schooner’ was the only foreign entry to challenge the cream of British yachting in a 53 mile race around the Isle of Wight. One English yachtsman remarked, ‘If she is right, all of us are wrong.’ They were. America romped in 18 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor and brought home the Cup that still bears her name. Our 1/8″” scale kit is of plank-on-frame construction, designed as an Admiralty-style model with its mahogany ribs exposed. We have provided enough wood to complete the planking if you wish, as well as brass and Britannia fittings, rigging line, and sail cloth. It is important to note that some pictured items may have been built with optional items not included as part of standard kits, such as pedestals, bases, cases, paint, etc. If there are any questions about the contents of a particular kit, please contact Bluejacket.