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The America- Start of Race for Royal Yacht Squadron Cup August 22nd 1851
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: print
Maker: Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 1/2 in x 24 in
Nomenclature: schooner yachts; Royal Yacht Squadron; American
A view of the racing yacht 'America' starting the race of the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile regatta around the Isle of Wight, which she completed ahead second place by 18 minutes. 'America' was built for a syndicate of American yachtsmen as a response to The Great Exhibition of 1851, which was an exhibition showcasing to the world British cutting-edge science and technology. The yacht attracted enormous attention from yachtsmen, shipbuilders, and boatmen as her new design influenced international yacht building.