America Relaunch (BB609) 1:72 scale Wooden hull 17.72H 22.05L 3.94W Great starter kit.
Introducing the relaunch of one of Billing Boats most popular models!
New and Improved for the US. Includes detailed full color instructions. The 609 America is a Plank on Bulkhead wood model boat kit that is an authentic reproduction of the famous schooner that gave the name to the America’s Cup.
1850-On the urging of the New York Yacht Club to build a fast sailing boat, George Steers creates plans for the America. The low black schooner is designed using the reversal of the codhead-and-mackerel style. 1851-Answering a challenge from the Royal Yacht Squadron, the schooner America enters the Hundred Guinea Cup Race, a 53 mile race around the Isle of Wight. It easily defeats the 14 British ships and is awarded the Hundred Guinea Cup.
On August 25th Queen Victoria herself visits the ship. America returns home and presents the New York Yacht Clup with its prize, which is renamed America’s Cup. Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a fast Cup Sailing Boat.
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