The Mariners' Museum and Park
NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
The Endeavour crew, a mixed group of amateurs and professionals. Owned by T.O.M Sopwith, Endeavour was a challenger in the 1934 and 1937 America's Cup races.
From the Edwin Levick Collection.
Aboard Endeavour shortly before the first 1934 America's Cup race, owner-skipper T.O.M. Sopwith (behind life buoy) and his wife (in beret) are shown surrounded by the yacht‘s crew —most of them amateurs who were recruited less than two months before the series began. Sopwith had fired his professional crewmen when they went on strike for an increase in their £5-a-week wages.