Columbia 1958

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Columbia 1958, America's Cup defender.Designed by Olin J. Stephens II. Built by Henry B. Nevins, Inc.

$1,295.00

Size60cm L 84cm Hgh
Year1958
Historic NoteStarting with the lines of Vim, Olin Stephens designed a new boat, which gradually took shape on Bill Maurogianni’s drawing board, after numerous comparison tests in the tank. On completion of this work, Olin considered that Columbia would be slightly sup

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Columbia 1958

Columbia 1958

William Starling Burgess no doubt inherited his love of boats and sailing from his father as well as  his sharp analytical mind. He also acquired his precise and sensitive feeling for lines and forms from Nathanael Herreshoff, his “Uncle Nat”. But when the young Starling informed Herreshoff of his intention to become a naval architect, “the Wizard of Bristol” took umbrage.

When Mike Vanderbilt contacted him to build a new defender for the 1934 challenge, time was very short. No matter ! He started on the rough drafts of the plans at end of 1931 and Rainbow very nearly failed in the face of a faster challenger, Endeavour.

Starling Burgess came out of it quite well, Charles Nicholson even offering him the plans of his champion. His gesture was to prove quite unwise.

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