41 :: Endeavour (1934)

A famous name: James Cook sailed in Endeavour for his first expedition, from 1768 to 1771. But this is another boat, the one built by Nicholson for the 1934 America Cup races.

 

This magnificent racer was to be opposed to Rainbow, the American opponent. And it had been decided that final victory would be awarded to the winner of four races.

 

It took six years for Rainbow to win a fourth race, by a margin of only 55 seconds, to the despair of the English skipper, T.O.M. Sopwith.