Having won the first two heats, the schooner Endeavour had staked her claim on the America’s Cup, and the third race proved to be the most exciting of all. But destiny was not going to let Sir Thomas Sopwith to walk away with the Auld Mug. His rival Rainbow won by barely a length. Pre-cut keel, frame and decks. Hardwood double planking. Wood and brass fittings. Cloth sails.