Designer : Nathanael Greene HerreshoffNOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Builder : Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
1893: Victorious defender of the eighth America's Cup (1893). Winner over Valkyrie II (GBR).
Vigilant was the first victorious defender designed and built by the ingenious American designer, nicknamed the Wizard of Bristol, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. Nat Herreshoff repeated this success in 1895, 1899, 1901, 1903 and in 1920.
Vigilant won the 1893 American selection trials for the Cup defence and had beaten Colonia, Jubilee and Pilgrim.
America's Cup races: Sailed October 7 to 13, 1893 in New York
Best three out of five races.
Vigilant vs. Valkyrie II
Alternating courses: the first one, 15 miles to windward off Scotland Lightship and return; the second one, equilateral triangle, 30 miles.
Races: three sailed.
Results: Vigilant beats Valkyrie II by three wins to nil!
42" x 30"