Billing Boats America
The America was a 19th century racing yacht which gave its name to the international sailing trophy it first won the America’s Cup. The schooner was designed by George Steers for Commodore John Cox Stevens and a syndicate from the New York Yacht Club. On August 22, 1851, the America won by over 20 minutes the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 53 mile regatta around the Isle of Wight, capturing the “One Hundred Sovereign Cup.” Watching the race, Queen Victoria asked who was second, and received the famous reply: “There is no second, your Majesty”.
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