Steers modeled his new yacht on the pilot schooner "Mary Taylor", but made it longer, slimmer, and capable of carrying more sail. She was delivered in May, 1851, and was beautifully proportioned. At 171 tons, she was 89 feet long at the waterline, 22 foot abeam, and possessed an 11 foot draft.Her masts were raked sharply aft and she carried over 5000 square feet of canvas. She was named the America. After reaching England, she was invited to participate against fifteen yachts in the annual 53-mile race around the Isle of Wight conducted by the Royal Yacht Squadron. She won by two minutes despite highly variable winds and intense competition from a wide range of boats. Next she sailed in a match race against England's fastest, the Titania, winning by nearly an hour despite a strong afternoon gale. She was awarded a cup for this triumph which later was presented to the New York Yacht Club. The news informing Queen Victoria was simply America first, Your Majesty. The New York Yacht Club offered the cup they had just won to any yacht capable of defeating them, and subsequent competitions became known as "America's Cup" races. The goods are sent from China via DHL, UPS, FED and EMS express companies. Of course, we will take some methods to make the tarrif the lowest for you. Which is much lower than the normal situation. And we will always figure them out by providing duplicate-for-free service to every customer for once. The item "America 1851 wood ship Kit 1/72 Scale wooden ship model kit unassembled" is in sale since Monday, June 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Wooden". The seller is "modelshipkit" and is located in , . This item can be shipped worldwide.