Sign up to stay in touch!
Thank you! You have successfully subscribed to Skipjack's newsletter.
In this painting Harold S.Vanderbilts 1937 Americas Cup defender Ranger has just swept majestically around the leeward mark of the third race of what was destined to be the last contest for the Auld Mug before the outbreak of World War II.
This truly dominant J Class yacht was; at this stage of the race; at least three minutes ahead of the British challenger; the Endeavor II. But the crew of the defending yacht were keeping to their high work rate to ensure that the next day would see their fourth consecutive win and ensure that the Cup would remain at the New York Yacht Club.
The J Class were beautiful big brutes that relied on much physical effort and crew skill to trim their huge sails. Vanderbilt brought a new meaning to crew efficiency and his three Americas Cup victories owed a lot to the skill of his crew and their attitude of co-operation. There was no them and us attitude between the after guard and the rest of the crew. RANGER was not only the greatest but also sadly; the last of the beautiful J Class.
Oil on canvas board; framed: 47½ x 33 "
Thank you for shopping at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, dealers in authentic nautical maritime antiques, collectibles, maritime ship salvage and hardware. OUR STORE offers for sale exceptional, quality nautical furniture and furnishings, nautical lamps and lighting, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. We're everything nautical!
Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features exceptional works of art in various media representing artists from our region and as far away as New Zealand! Each artist that we show is chosen for their unique style of artwork, and has an artist page where you can preview their individual work. You can also browse art categorized by genre.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!