New painting by CAy Broendum 2020
Painted with brushes on canvas the old fashioned way
200 x 150 cm
As history ygoes (From American Sailing Assosiation) asa.com/news/2017/12/16/history-of-the-yacht/
1851 August 22, around the Isle of Wight, racing against 15 yachts of the Royal Yacht Squadron in the club’s annual 53-nautical-mile (98 km) race around the Isle of Wight.
Finishing 8 minutes ahead of its closest rival.
America had won the Royal Yacht Squadron’s “Hundred Guinea Cup“, later called the America’s Cup in honor of the yacht that won it.
Watching the race was Queen Victoria, who supposedly inquired, “Which is first?” Told it was America, she asked, “Which is second?” “Ah, Your Majesty, there is no second,” was the reply.
The NYYC defended that trophy from 1870-1983.
This has been described by journalists as “the longest winning streak in sports“.
Artwork Set Sail by Cay broendum in Studio Copenhagen.