WEETAMOE

The launching of Weetamoe - The Mariners' MuseumIn answer to Lipton’s challenge of 1929 the Americans designed four J-Class yachts as possible defenders. Enterprise, Whirlwind, Yankee and Weetamoe were launched within a month of each other; Weetamoe and Enterprise from the Herreshoff yard and Yankee and Whirlwind from Lawley & Son’s yard in Bristol.
Weetamoe was designed by Clinton Crane for a syndicate headed by George Nichols and Junius S. Morgan.

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Weetamoe was designed by Clinton Crane as a possible defender of the America’s Cup in 1930 with Enterprise, Whirlwind and Yankee. She was the narrowest of the early four.

Despite claims that Yankee was the best all-rounder, Weetamoe is said to have been the closest rival to Enterprise to be the Cup defender.

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