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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Madeleine - 1876
Madeleine - 1876

1876 America's Cup

The 1876 challenge came from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and was the first to be disputed between two yachts only. The schooner Madeleine (148.2 tons, 1868), a previous defender from the 1870 fleet race, easily defeated the challenger Countess of Dufferin (221 tons, 1876 design by Alexander Cuthbert).


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Mischief - 1881
Mischief - 1881

1881 America's Cup

Alexander Cuthbert filed the second Canadian challenge, bankrolling, designing and sailing the first sloop challenge for the America's Cup in 1881. The small 65 ft (19.81 m) Canadian challenger Atalanta (84 tons, 1881), representing the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, suffered from lack of funds, unfinished build and a difficult delivery through the Erie Canal from Lake Ontario to New York. In contrast, the NYYC cautiously prepared its first selection trials. The iron sloop Mischief (79 tons, 1879 design by Archibald Cary Smith) was chosen from four sloop candidates and successfully defended the cup.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Puritan - 1885
Puritan - 1885

1885 America's Cup

The Puritan was the 1885 America's Cup defender of the international sailing trophy.

Designed by Edward Burgess, she was built at the George Lawley & Son yard in South Boston, Massachusetts and launched May 26, 1885.

The Puritan was an early combination of American and English designs with some of the depth of a cutter but beam and power of a sloop. It was built and skippered by John Malcolm Forbes.

She defeated the New York Yacht Club's Priscilla then went on to defend the America's Cup against the British yacht Genesta, a traditional cutter.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Mayflower - 1886
Mayflower - 1886

1886 America's Cup

Mayflower was the victorious U.S. defender of the sixth America's Cup in 1886 against Scottish challenger Galatea.

The sloop Mayflower was the second America's Cup defender designed by Edward "Ned" Burgess, built by George Lawley & Son and launched in 1886 for owner General Charles J. Paine of Boston. It was built entirely of wood: oak and hard pine. She was skippered by Martin V. B. Stone.

In the trials, Mayflower defeated the yachts Puritan (Burgess' first victorious Cup defender), Priscilla, and Atlantic, and was subsequently selected to defend the 1886 Cup.

The Mayflower defeated the Scottish Challenger Galatea in both races & retained the America's Cup in the New York YC.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Volunteer - 1887
Volunteer - 1887

1887 America's Cup

Volunteer was an American racing yacht built in 1887 for the America's Cup races. She was the victorious American defender of the seventh America's Cup match that same year against Scottish challenger Thistle.

Volunteer, a centerboard compromise sloop, was designed by Edward Burgess, built by Pusey & Jones Shipbuilding Company at Wilmington, Delaware and launched after 66 days under construction on June 30, 1887 for owner General Charles J. Paine of the New York Yacht Club.

Volunteer was the first America's Cup yacht with an all steel frame and hull.

Volunteer easily beat the 1886 America's Cup defender Mayflower during the defender trials for the 1887 America's Cup and won both Cup races on September 27 and 30, 1887, against Thistle. Volunteer was skippered by Captain Hank Haff.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Vigilant - 1893
Vigilant - 1893

1893 America's Cup

Vigilant was the victorious United States defender of the eighth America's Cup in 1893 against British challenger Valkyrie II. Vigilant was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built in 1893 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. She was Herreshoff's first victorious America's Cup defender design.

Vigilant was a centerboard sloop with all-metal (steel and bronze) construction. She was owned by a syndicate led by Charles Oliver Iselin and which included Edwin Dennison Morgan, August Belmont, Jr., Cornelius Vanderbilt, Charles R. Flint, Chester W. Chapin, George R. Clark, Henry Astor Carey, Dr. Barton Hopkins, E.M. Fulton, Jr. and Adrian G Iselin. She was skippered by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff.

Launched on June 14, 1893, Vigilant beat Colonia, Jubilee, and Pilgrim to win the 1893 American selection trials for the America's Cup defense.

In the 1893 America's Cup Vigilant faced Lord Dunraven's British keel cutter Valkyrie II in a best three out of five races format. Vigilant defeated Valkyrie II, 3 races to zero, to successfully defend the Cup.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980

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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.

Defender - 1895
Defender - 1895

1895 America's Cup

The 1895 America's Cup occurred just two years after the 1893 America's Cup pitting the New York Yacht Club against the Royal Yacht Squadron. The 1895 race was between the Herreshoff designed sloop Defender owned by Charles Oliver Iselin, William Kissam Vanderbilt, and Edwin Dennison Morgan from the New York Yacht Club, and the Watson designed Valkyrie III owned by Lord Dunraven of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

The first race, on September 7, 1895, with Defender crossing the line eight minutes and forty-nine seconds ahead of "Valkyrie III" to win the first race.The second race occurred on Tuesday September 10, 1895. Valkyrie III crossed the line forty-seven seconds before Defender but Defender was awarded the race on protest when Valkyrie III was found to have caused a collision. The third race was sailed on Thursday September 12, 1895. After both Defender and Valkyrie III crossed the starting line sailing before the wind, Valkyrie III withdrew from the race claiming the committee could not guarantee a course that was free of spectator craft. Defender completed the race, winning the best of five regatta.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Columbia - 1899 & 1901
Columbia - 1899 & 1901
Columbia

Columbia was an American racing yacht built in 1899 for the America's Cup races. She was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race that same year against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger Shamrock II. She was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row (a record not equaled until Intrepid's back-to-back wins in 1967 and 1970.)

Design

Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-99 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. She was the third successful defender built by Herreshoff.

Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)

Career

Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. She easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, she won all three races against the British challenger, Shamrock, in the 1899 America's Cup. Notably, Hope Goddard Iselin was the only female on the crew, serving as afterguard.

Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Reliance - 1903
Reliance - 1903
Reliance was the 1903 America's Cup defender designed by Nat Herreshoff.

Reliance was funded by a nine member syndicate of members of the New York Yacht Club headed by Cornelius Vanderbilt III.

Reliance was designed to take full advantage of the Seawanhaka '90-foot' rating rule and was suitable only for use in certain conditions. The 1903 America's Cup was the last to be raced according to the Seawanhaka rule.

Design

The design took advantage of a loophole in the Seawanhaka '90-foot' rating rule, to produce a racing yacht with long overhangs at each end, so that when heeled over, her waterline length (and therefore her speed) increased dramatically.

To save weight, she was completely unfinished below deck, with exposed frames. Reliance was the first racing boat to be fitted with winches below decks, in an era when her competitors relied on sheer man-power. Despite this a crew of 64 was required for racing due to the large sail plan. From the tip of her bowsprit to the end of her 108-foot (33 m) boom, Reliance measured 201 feet (61 m), and the tip of her mast was 199 feet (61 m) above the water (the height of a 20-story building). Everything else was to an equally gargantuan scale; her spinnaker pole was 84 feet (26 m) long, and her total sail area of 1,501 m2 (16,160 sq ft) was the equivalent of eight 12 meter class yachts.

Reliance was built for one purpose: to successfully defend the America's Cup.

Career

Her racing career was extraordinarily brief – and undefeated. She bested her America's Cup challenger, Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock III, designed by William Fife, in all three races, with Shamrock III losing by such a margin in the third that she was forced to retire. Reliance's designer, Nathanael Herreshoff, immediately proposed the Universal rating rule to avoid such extreme, dangerous and expensive vessels, which made Reliance an inadequate contestant in subsequent races. There was much speculation as to whether Reliance's victory was due to the design of the yacht or the skill of Charlie Barr in sailing her. Lipton himself proposed to allow the two boats to swap crew after the race to decide the matter, but the offer was refused by the owners of Reliance.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Resolute - 1920
Resolute - 1920
Resolute was a yacht designed and built by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff for a syndicate of New York Yacht Club members headed by Henry Walters to contend the 1914 America's Cup.

Design

Resolute was the last Cup defender to be designed by Herreshoff.

History

Resolute was christened by Grace Vanderbilt and launched on April 25, 1914. In the 1914 America's Cup defender selection trials, skippered by Charles Francis Adams III, she beat Vanitie and Defiance. In so doing, she beat the America's Cup course record off Sandy Hook by sailing 30 miles in 3:16:41. However, the outbreak of World War I caused the America's Cup races for 1914 to be postponed. The race was finally held during the 1920 America's Cup.

In 1920 the America's Cup was reconvened and Resolute again prevailed in selection races before successfully defending the Cup in July, once more with Adams at the helm. Resolute lost the first two matches before recovering to defend the cup 3-2 against Shamrock IV.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Enterprise - 1930
Enterprise - 1930
Enterprise was a 1930 yacht of the J Class and successful defender of the 1930 America's Cup. It was ordered by Harold Vanderbilt and designed by Starling Burgess.

The Universal Rule came into effect in 1930. The size of a yacht was determined (by waterline length) and this was shown as an alphabetical list. “J” signified yachts with a waterline length of between 75 to 87 feet. The addition of the new design Bermuda mast allowed the yachts to carry a huge sail plan. Nothing so large and ‘awesome’ had been built previously. The Americans had a distinct advantage over Britain in the 1930 America’s Cup. They had the money to build four J’s over Britain’s one, yet the British yacht, Shamrock V was a hot contender. She was designed by Nicholson and built at the family yard in 1930, and before she crossed the Atlantic to attend the Cup she had notched up more than 700 sea miles, won 15 out of the 22 races she had entered and had been tweaked and tested to a high degree.

In answer to Lipton’s challenge of 1929 the Americans designed four J-Class yachts as possible defenders. Enterprise, Whirlwind, Yankee and Weetamoe were launched within a month of each other; Weetamoe and Enterprise from the Herreshoff yard and Yankee and Whirlwind from Lawley & Son’s yard in Bristol.

In August 1930, Enterprise qualified for the America’s Cup racing off Mattapoisett Massachusetts by defeating rival yachts Yankee, Whirlwind and Weetamoe.

When Shamrock V and Enterprise eventually met off Newport, Rhode Island, later that year, the two J’s were well matched in hull profile, but differed significantly in rig. Enterprise’s rigging was lighter, she had the Park Avenue boom, which was so advantageous to windward, and had lots of winches on board. Shamrock V meanwhile, was under-winched and hard work to sail.

Enterprise was the winner of the 14th America’s Cup Challenge, in 1930, crushing Shamrock 4-0.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Rainbow - 1934
Rainbow - 1934
Rainbow was a J-class yacht built in 1930, and successful defender of the 1934 America's Cup. It was ordered by Harold Vanderbilt and designed by William Starling Burgess.

She was built to defend the America’s Cup against “Endeavour” in 1934. The first 2 races were tough for Rainbow but in the last 4 races she beat the Challenger Endeavour.

After the death of Thomas Lipton, Thomas Sopwith, of aviation fame, took up the challenge for the America's Cup. The Endeavour was a J-class yacht built for the 1934 America's Cup by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, England. She was built for Thomas Sopwith who used his aviation design expertise to ensure the yacht was the most advanced of its day with a steel hull and mast. She was 130-foot (40 m) and launched in 1934 and won many races in her first season including against the J's Velsheda and Shamrock V. She may have failed in her America's Cup challenge against the American defender Rainbow but came closer to lifting the cup than any other until Australia II succeeded in 1983.

Endeavour challenged for the 1934 America's Cup and raced New York Yacht Club defender Rainbow. However, the campaign was blighted by a strike of Sopwith's professional crew prior to departing for America. Forced to rely mainly on keen amateurs, who lacked the necessary experience, the campaign failed. Rainbow won with 4–2. This was one of the most contentious of the America's Cup battles, with Rainbow borrowing lighter sails from other American yachts, and prompted the headline "Britannia rules the waves and America waives the rules."


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
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1937 saw the building of the last two J class yachts on both sides of the Atlantic. Both Ranger and Endeavour II took the waterline length to its extreme, measuring 87ft LWL. Ranger, the American boat, was built at Bath Ironworks in Maine and designed jointly by W Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens. It was a design combination, which produced the greatest J of the fleet – the ‘super J’ as she was later known. She was built, for the cost of the materials only, of flush riveted steel plating and soon after launching had an accident. The upper parts of her rod rigging which stayed her duralumin mast shook loose and her mast snapped “with a report like a cannon”.

Ranger’s success on the water was widespread. Of 37 starts she won 35. Owner-skipper Harold Vanderbilt described her as being “slower to turn and to pick up speed, but (she) held her way longer, and was perfectly balanced on the wind.” The challenger, Endeavour II, was designed by Nicholson again and built at the C&N yard. She too was steel, but flush-plated above and below the waterline. Sopwith towed her and Endeavour, plus an entourage of 100, to America where he worked on tuning her rig. Sadly, Ranger saw off the competition, easily winning four races, and dashing British hopes.

Although they became recognised the most beautiful yacht design in the world, only 10 J Class yachts were ever built – 6 in the USA and 4 in the UK. Most of these competed in trials for the America’s Cup, or competed in the Cup itself. Several existing large British yachts, ‘Astra’, ‘Candida’, ‘White Heather II’ and ‘Britannia’, the King’s yacht, were all converted to comply with the rule and raced alongside the J’s.

After the victory of Ranger over Endeavour II, Vanderbilt wondered whether the boat was so much faster than the competition that it might kill the class. History would show this was not the case as analysis of the Holm design shows that it would likely have been faster than Ranger.

1937 marked the end of an era – it was the last America’s Cup contest for 21 years and marked the end of Big Yacht racing. Only 3 J class yachts survived the rest were broken up for scrap for use in the war effort in 1941.


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The Second World War marked the end of the J-Class, and when America’s Cup racing began again in 1958, it signaled the beginning of the 12-Metre era.
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Columbia - 1958
Columbia - 1958
The 1958 America's Cup marked the first Cup match sailed in 12-metre class yachts. Twenty years had passed since the last Cup match, held between immense Universal Rule J-class yachts in 1937 besides World War II, and the New York Yacht Club sought a more affordable alternative to restart interest in the Cup. In 1956 Henry Sears led an effort advancing class yachts.

The Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain agreed to challenge with a new 12-metre, Sceptre, whose only serious training partner back home was Elaine, a 12-meter that was defeated by Vim in a race before the war

Four yachts competed in a summer long regatta to determine which the NYYC would name as defender, Columbia (US-16), a new Olin Stephens boat, Weatherly (US-17), Easterner (US-18), and the Olin Stephens designed Vim (US-15) from 1939. Columbia was chosen after a very close set of races resulted in only beating the 19-year-old Vim by 12 seconds in the final competition.

Columbia was designed by Olin Stephens and built by Nevins. Built to compete for the right to defend the '58 America's Cup, she was owned by a syndicate headed by [New York Yacht Club] members Henry Sears, Gerard B. Lambert, Briggs Cunningham, Vincent Astor, James A. Farrell, A. Howard Fuller, and William T. Moore.

Columbia was helmed by Cunningham, the inventor of the Cunningham downhaul, with syndicate head Sears as navigator. After defeating Sceptre in the Cup challenge, she went on to a long career competing in the Defender trials for the 1962, 1964, and 1967 America's Cup competitions.

The New York Yacht Club defended with Columbia & winning the Cup in a four-race sweep.


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America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
America's Cup pre-stamped 15c envelope with Colorano Silk cachet postmarked with the Newport Rhode Island machine fdi slogan cancel - 15th September 1980
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Colorano silk cachet limited edition of 1,400.
Weatherly - 1962
Weatherly - 1962
The 1962 America's Cup, the second to be sailed in 12-metre yachts, marked the first challenge for the Cup from a country other than Great Britain or Canada, and was the first challenge from a country in the southern hemisphere. An Australian syndicate headed by Sir Frank Packer, representing the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, challenged with their yacht Gretel. Although the New York Yacht Club won the regatta four races to one represented by the yacht Weatherly, the challenger, Gretel won the second race, beating the Americans for the first time since the 1930s, and only lost the fourth race by twenty-six seconds. The NYYC was so shocked at the closeness of the contest that they immediately changed the rules to ban the use of American design and technology by Cup challengers.

The NYYC ran a regatta to determine the yacht they would name as defender in the match. Competing were Weatherly, with Emil (Bus) Mosbacher, Jr. at the helm, Easterner, Columbia, skippered by Paul V. Shields, and Nefertiti, helmed by sailmaker and naval architect Ted Hood. Weatherly was chosen as the defender.

Weatherly

Weatherly (USA-17) was designed by Philip Rhodes, built by Luders Marine Construction Company at Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and owned by a syndicate headed by Henry D. Mercer, Cornelius Walsh, and Arnold D. Frese. The boat was built for the trials for the 1958 America's Cup but had performed poorly. For the 1962 trials, Weatherly was extensively modified by shortening the bow, reducing the wetted surface area, reducing weight wherever possible and moving the weight saved to increase the weight of the keel.

Gretel

Gretel (KA-1) was the first Australian 12-meter. She was designed by Alan Payne, built at Lars Halvorsen Sons Pty. Ltd., and owned by a syndicate headed by Sir Frank Packer plus Richard Dickson, William H. Northam, William G. Walkley, and Noel Foley. She was helmed by Jock Sturrock.

The races:
Weatherly wins 4 races to one.<br /><br />From the chart it seems that Gretel was better suited by the triangular course while Weatherly was better suited by the windward leeward course.
Weatherly wins 4 races to one.

From the chart it seems that Gretel was better suited by the triangular course while Weatherly was better suited by the windward leeward course.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962_America%27s_Cup
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