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Cutter designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff in 1899.Exact ship model replica America's Cup "Columbia"

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There was a crowd in attendance at the launch of the third America's Cup defender designed and built by the Herreshoff brothers.

As ever, the boat has been built in an utmost secrecy, forbidding the access of the yard to every journalists and photographers.

This time the defender helm was put in the hands of Charles Barr.

This was the first time that the famous Scottish skipper, living in he States for some years , had been entrusted with a defender. 'Captain Nat' was going to be his skipper.

Size75 cm L x 72 cm Hgh
Year1899
Historic NoteAs John Brown predicted, Columbia's steel mast broke after the first trials, due to electrolysis. It was replaced by another in Oregon pine for the rest of the trials. The final race was held on October 20th. The struggle was hard and none of the two team

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Columbia 1899

Columbia 1899

Atlantic, yacht designed by William Gardner. Launched 1903 in New York.

At the turn of the Century, royalty dominated luxury yachting, and races were organized for the pleasure of the wealthiest yacht-owners. In 1905, 11 yachts are invited in LEARN MORE

Atlantic, yacht designed by William Gardner. Launched 1903 in New York.

At the turn of the Century, royalty dominated luxury yachting, and races were organized for the pleasure of the wealthiest yacht-owners. In 1905, 11 yachts are invited in Europe to race the Kaiser's Cup, offered by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Among these luxury yachts, there was a three masted steam schooner Atlantic, 185' long and owned by Wilson Marshall, who would enter the legend of boating forever.

Driven to the potential of her lean hull form and 18,500 square feet of sail by Captain Charlie Barr, on the seventh day of racing she logged a staggering 341 nautical miles. When she passed the warship marking the finish, she had crossed the ocean in 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds. This record would stand for more than 50 years !

Her second owner was Cornelius Vanderbilt. She lasted into the late 1970s.

Too big and costly to properly maintain, she sank at her last mooring in tidewater Virginia. In 1997, the New-York Yacht Club hosted the Atlantic Challenge, race for large cruising yachts in Atlantic's memory.

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