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Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with black glossy hull with shark graphics, light wood back board.
Hull size: 60cm.
Board size: 75cm X 20cm
|Size||75 cm L x 20 cm Hgh|
|Half Hull Size||Medium (75cm X 20cm)|
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Young America was designedby FARR YACHT DESIGN and sponsored by New York Yacht Club to challenge Team New Zealand.
Young America was overcome with technical and structural problems during the challenger trials and was forced to abandon. She was eliminated before the semifinals began. Although the Team met with technical difficulties, we believe that Young America is one of the most strikingly beautiful America’s Cup Challenger in 2000.
Lord Dunraven had no hesitation when he decided to issue his second challenge; he immediately turned to George Lennox Watson and gave him carte blanche to design his new challenger. Watson was determined to win. To achieve his objective, his inspiration came largely from ideas developed by the Americans: wide beam, full lines, composite construction.
Valkyrie III was built by the D. & W. Henderson & Co. yard at Partick on the Clyde. Her frames were in steel, with wooden planking. She was given a steel mast. Launched in May 1895, Valkyrie III had her ballast increased after her first trials against Britannia.