ENTERPRISE VS. SHAMROCK V 1930NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
ENTERPRISE won four consecutive races in the series of races held in 1930 and thus continued America's possession of the Cup. ENTERPRISE is shown taking the lead in the fourth and concluding race held on September 18, 1930, against SHAMROCK V, owned by Sir Thomas Lipton. She won this match by a margin of 5 minutes and 54 seconds and established a new Cup record, sailing the 30-mile course off Newport, R.I. in 3 hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds, her speed averaging 9.45 knots. The previous America's Cup record was held by Columbia in 1901. W. Starling Burgess, Esq. son of the eminent boat designer of fifty years ago, was the designer of ENTERPRISE. She was owned by New York Yacht Club syndicate managed by Harold S. Vanderbilt, Esq., who also was her skipper. She was built by Herreshoff of Bristol, R.I. and was launched April 14, 1930. ENTERPRISE used every known mechanical contrivance to assist her but the races prived that this alone was not entirely responsible for her victory.
Length Over All 120'9",
Length Water Line 80',
Sail Area 7,583 square feet
Mast (deck to hoist) 152'6".
Franklin Fairchild (on plate); c M & B