Dimension: Length 70 x Width 12 x Height 58 cm.
Grade B / Quality Superior
America was a 19th-century racing yacht, winner of the America's Cup international sailing trophy. It was built by William H. Brown as a half-hull model ship, featuring one half of a boat's hull without rigging or other fixtures. On August 22nd, 1851, America won the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile (85 km) race around the Isle of Wight by 18 minutes. Captained by Richard Brown, a skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots, America left New York on June 21st, 1851and arrived at Le Havre on July 11th. Britain's yachting community had followed its building with interest.
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