The Reliance was the largest single masted boat ever built to compete in the America’s Cup. She carried over 16,000 sq. ft. of sail area and a crew of 62 men. Reliance was considered the crowning achievement of designer and builder Nathaniel G. Herreshoff. Skippered by Charlie Barr, the Reliance won all three races against the Shamrock III.
Last yacht built by owner Thomas Lipton to challenge for the America’s Cup. Lost to Enterprise 4-0. This was the fifth in a series of boats that Lipton tried to obtain the cup back for England. After losing, he said “I cannot win” and gave up. The Shamrock V was restored in the 1990’s and is still racing with the other J-Class yachts today.
Commissioned by aircraft manufacturer T.O.M. Sopwith to challenge for the America’s Cup in 1934. This J-Class sloop was designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper and Nicholson of Gosport, England. Endeavour won the first two races but went on to lose the next four and the cup to Rainbow.