Yankee, 1930 NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Gelatin silver print of Willard B. Jackson.
Gift of Alison
H. Jackson, 1978
J-boats were the foremost designs under
the American Universal Rule of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Yankee was the
strongest contender for the right to defend the America's Cup in 1930. However,
when the final series of cup trials off Newport was cancelled due to poor
weather, the New York Yacht Club's racing committee chose Harold Vanderbilt's
Enterprise over Yankee, believing that the former sailed better in light
weather. Ironically, Jackson's photograph shows Yankee in a calm sea that does
little to convey her speed.
Yankee Designed by Paine, Belknap & Skene |
Built by George F. Lawley & Son, Neponset, Mass., 1930 | 126_ Length overall,
85_ Length waterline | Owned by John S. Lawrence, Charles Francis Adams, and