America’s Cup Famous “Reliance” Yacht

photo source wikipedia Now you can own a piece of History America’s Cup “Reliance” Yacht Model History Reliance was the 1903 America’s Cup defender, the fourth America’s Cup defender from the famous designer Nat Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built. Reliance passing the Brenton Reef light ship at high speed, 1903. Photograph by...

Victorious American defender, America’s Cup race” Volunteer”

photo source wikipedia America’s Cup Yacht Model ” Volunteer” Volunteer was the victorious American defender of the seventh America’s Cup race in 1887 against Scottish challenger Thistle. Design Volunteer, a centerboard compromise sloop, was designed by Edward Burgess and built by Pusey & Jones Shipbuilding Company at Wilmington, Delaware in 1887 for owner General Charles...

America’s Cup Schooner America

  source wikipedia Schooner America Ship Model The America was a 19th century racing yacht which gave its name to the international sailing trophy it was the first to win the America’s Cup, known then as the Royal Yacht Squadron’s “One Hundred Guinea Cup”. The schooner was designed by George Steers for Commodore John Cox...

J Class America’s Cup “Ranger’

Legendary Sailboat Model "Ranger"  The J-class yacht Ranger won the 1937 America's Cup, defeating 4-0 the Endeavour II of Britain, raced at Newport, Rhode Island. It would be the last time huge J-class yachts would race in the America's Cup. Construction Harold Stirling Vanderbilt funded construction of the Ranger, and it launched on May 11,...

The New America’s Cup Yachts

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rulenumberone2/8967096944/sizes/z/in/photolist-eEoHvJ-eEhAyz-eEhA84-bxSneQ-bxSnds-8QaJZs/ Since we already took a look at how San Francisco is the ultimate location for the America's Cup, lets look at the most important part of the race: The yachts. The newest yachts are over the top in both size and performance. Actually, super yachts is more fitting. First, we have the AC45. This...