Billing Boats America

$142.99

BB609
scale is 1:72
The built model will be 22.1 inches long, 17.7inches tall and has a beam of 3.9″

Description

Billing Boats America
The ships scale is 1:72 : The built model will be 22.1 inches long, 17.7inches tall and has a beam of 3.9″

The America was a famous racing yacht that played a significant role in the history of yacht racing and the America’s Cup. The America was a 101-foot schooner built in 1851 by George Steers for a syndicate of New York Yacht Club members headed by John Cox Stevens.

In August 1851, the America participated in a race around the Isle of Wight in England, known as the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Guinea Cup. The America competed against 14 British yachts in the race, and despite adverse weather conditions, the America emerged victorious, crossing the finish line ahead of its competitors.

Following its victory in the race, the America brought the trophy, which later became known as the America’s Cup, back to the United States. The America’s triumph in the race and the subsequent regatta marked the beginning of the prestigious America’s Cup competition, which has since become one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies in international sport.

The America’s victory in 1851 also led to the establishment of the New York Yacht Club as the trustee of the America’s Cup, a position it held for over a century until the Cup’s rules were changed in the late 20th century.

Although the original America yacht no longer exists, its legacy as the namesake of the America’s Cup lives on in the world of yacht racing. The America’s victory in 1851 marked a pivotal moment in the history of yacht racing and cemented its place as a symbol of excellence, innovation, and sportsmanship in the sailing community.

Billing Boats America kit contains laser cut boars, wood planking, a full set of fittings, plans diagrams and a muli-language instruction manual. The kit does not contain tools, glue or paint.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in

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