America's Cup first J-yacht winner
It's hard to win an
America's cup; extremely hard to repeat that victory.
And Columbia was one of the only three
that ever won America's Cup twice. Moreover,
she did in a row! The first ever record.
Columbia was designed and built in 1898-9 by the
legendary shipbuilder Nathanael Herreshoff and the
Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont
Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht
Club. She was the third successful defender built
She won all three races against the British defender,
Shamrock, in the 1899 America's Cup.
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup,
and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all
three races against Shamrock II. Such
outstanding achievement is very for racing boats.
This Columbia J-yacht model
Beautiful wooden deck
Superior hollow hull
- Wooden and metal parts
41" L x 36" T x 6.5" W
Unfurled sails: extra
and takes about 10 days to make and install.