INSCRIPTION: The 1930 Match - ENTERPRISENOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Sail Area 7,583 Sq. Ft.
Mast (From Deck to Hoist) 152'6"
VARA, ALOHA, NOURMAHAL, VIKING, CORSAIR, ERIN.
Race-Committee Tug MORAN.
ENTERPRISE just after crossing the finish line at the end of the fourth and deciding race on September 18th 1930. While H.S. Vanderbilt, Esqre. had been at the wheel during practically all the 1930 races, he relinquished this position a ENTERPRISE crossed the line in favor of W. Starling Brugess, Esqre. the designer of the 1930 Cup Defender. After crossing the line Commodore Vanderbilt has given the order for the crew to take in the spinnaker. SHAMROCK V, Sir Thomas Lipton's Challenger, is about a mile astern. The first race was sailed on Sept. 13th, l930; the second on Sept. 15th; the third on Sept. 17th; and the fourth on Sept. 18th. All were sailed off Newport, R.I. and all were won by ENTERPRISE and in the final race she broke the existing America's Cup Race Record previously held by COLUMBIA in 1901, by 13 seconds or at an average speed of 9.45 knots. The syndicate which built ENTERPRISE consisted of Vice-Commodore Winthrop W. Aldrich (syndicate manager); Commodore Vincent Astor, Commodore George F. Baker, Jr., Captain Floyd L. Carlisle, Commodore E. Walter Calrk, Commodore Harold S. Vanderbilt, and Captain George Whitney. Her afterguard including Messrs. Aldrich, Burgess, C. F. Havemeyer, C. Sherman Hoyt, and Vanderbilt. ENTERPRISE was constructed by the hERRESHOFF Manufacturing Co. at Bristol, Rhode Island and was launched April 14th, 1930.
R.F. Paterson, delt
New York 1934
Publishd & Copyrightd At the Sign of the Gosden Head
(Signed in pencil) R.F. Paterson
(Numbered in ink) 37/260