Race Start off Cowes, America's Cup Jubilee, August 2001
|Title||Race Start off Cowes, America’s Cup Jubilee, August 2001|
|Paper Size (W x H)||34 x 24 ins|
The immortal race which spawned the America’s Cup took place on Friday 22nd August 1851. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, a grand Jubilee Regatta was held in its honour at Cowes in 2001. Amongst the heavy racing schedule for the week of 18th-25th August, the organisers planned several outings involving the only three surviving yachts from the legendary J-Class, created in the early 1930s.
Only ten J-Class yachts were ever built and they raced for the America’s Cup and other trophies in British and American waters for a mere eight seasons between 1930 and 1937. Of the ten original yachts, three miraculously have somehow survived . They were invited to participate in the festivities, along with another ageing celebrity from a rival class, the Cambria. From left to right, the vessels depicted are: 'Endeavour', 'Shamrock', 'Velsheda' and 'Cambria'.
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