The America's Cup, the worlds most prestigious and iconic yachting race.
This limited edition piece is a stunning rare release, that tells the story of the "Squadron Cup" from its humble beginnings in 1851 with the American's defeating
the British at the Isle of Wight with the schooner "America", and the cup went to America and became the America's Cup, and started a new era in sporting history.
The Worlds longest winning sporting streak was broken on 26th September 1983 when Australia 11 defeated Liberty 4-3 and created sporting history.
The secret to Australia's success for Alan Bond on his 4th campaign, was the radical new "Winged Keel" design by unheralded yacht designer Ben Lexcen , this brilliant design feature proved to be
the difference between the 2 yacht's, the American's tried every trick in the book to prove the Winged Keel was illegal, but there protests were unsuccessful.
This awesome limited edition piece, shows pictures of the first British Challengers and picture of the original schooner America in 1851, then it shows a picture of the famous America's Cup, then we have the 3 famous faces of winning skipper John Bertrand, and Designed Ben Lexcen, and Entrepreneur Alan Bond, plus a picture of Australia 11 tacking in-front of Liberty in the 7th race in 1983 to take the lead and go on a claim history.
This piece comes personally hand signed by Ben Lexcen, with original watermark and has a personally hand written message about the cup, this piece comes beautifully custom framed in a lovely nautical theme, comes matted and glazed and ready to hang, approx size 860mm x 320mm