America under Dick Browns command, a pilot from New York, set out for England in June 1851 to take part in the regatta which was to be held on the 22nd of August around the isle of Wight, without any compensation for difference in tonnage or rigging. The prize offered was a 100 guinea cup. America obtained an overwhelming victory over the English squadron. When it appeared, America presented remarkable novelties in the form of the hull, above all where the water lines and main section were concerned.
The latter was pulled back when compared with other hulls of that time. Besides that, it had a low draught, refined lines, a light displacement and a new cut of sails, remarkably thinner and made of a cotton fabric. And plans/instructions for a museum quality finish.This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the. Is best for intermediate builders! Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! Add a map to your own listings. The item "Gorgeous, Detailed Wooden Model Ship Kit by Mamoli the America" is in sale since Friday, January 20, 2017.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.