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America's Cup yacht: Columbia 1958

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Antique print. America's Cup yacht: Columbia 1958
America's Cup yacht: Columbia 1958
  • Availability: 2
  • Artist / Collection: John Gardner
  • Product Code: FRP28887
US$45.00

34 x 23.5cm (13.2 x 9.1 inches).
The 1958 America's Cup marked the first Cup match sailed in 12-metre class yachts. Twenty years had passed since the last Cup match, held between immense Universal Rule J-class yachts in 1937, and the New York Yacht Club sought a more affordable alternative to restart interest in the Cup. In 1956 Henry Sears led an effort advancing class yachts. The Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain agreed to challenge with a new 12-metre, Sceptre. The New York Yacht Club defended with theirs, Columbia, winning the Cup four races to none.

This high quality vintage lithograph was made in Great Britain in the early 1970s. The paper is thick and light creamy white in excellent condition and is blank on the reverse side.

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Style
Date Made 1950-1999
Paper Size 34 x 23.5cm (13.2 x 9.1 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Red
Size Category 31 to 40 cm [12 to 16 inches]