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Stars and Stripes 23"

Overall Dims: 14" L x 3" W x 23" H
SKU#: Stars and Stripes 23

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MSRP: $79.99

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Dimensions: 14" L x 3" W x 23" H

Stars and Stripes 23" Description

NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and the Stars & Stripes model yacht is Ready for Immediate Display 

Enjoy the freedom of the seas, the thrill of the race and the sweet taste of victory with the Stars & Stripes model yacht of the famous America's Cup racing yacht.

23" High x 3" Wide x 14" Long

  • High quality woods include birch, maple and yellow siris
  • Amazing Details, includes:
    • Modern fabric sails matching the period of the yacht
    • Individual deck planks visible
    • Hull features on deck include helm wheel, capstains, rope coils and many others
    • Hand-painted to match the real Stars & Stripes racing yacht
  • Sturdy wooden base attached to model with brass supports and metal nameplate
  • Extensive research guarantees accuracy using museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual Stars & Stripes yacht
  • Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
    • Ready to display in less than five minutes
    • Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
    • Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
    • Sails and rigging already complete

 

In 1983 following the victory of Australia II, Dennis Conner was dropped by the New York Yacht Club, and mounted his own Sail America Challenge. This would prove to be the most thorough, professional program the America’s Cup had ever seen. Five boats would be involved.

A design team lead by John Marshall with the yacht designers, Britt Chance, David Pedrick and Bruce Nelson built a completely new 12 Metre boat, STARS & STRIPES ’85. She was shipped to Hawaii for testing.

Months of further testing resulted in a new faster, radical hull, STARS & STRIPES ’86; built to take advantage of the heavy seas and winds expected in Fremantle. All this development lead to the final STARS & STRIPES 12 Metre boat, STARS & STRIPES ’87.

Development and testing continued until it was time to go to Fremantle. The three new boats were shipped to Australia. So similar was their overall performance that the final decision of which boat should race had not been made. Just days before the Regatta would begin STARS & STRIPES ’87 edged out STARS & STRIPES ’86 for the honour of competing in the 1987 America’s Cup.

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