Silver bromide photo taken at the launching of Yankee in 1930 in Neponset MA. She is shown with her white hull coming down the ways flying an American flag off her stern. There is a large number of people on her deck and many more spectators on the shore.
Note 1:The American J, Yankee, was the best all-rounder. At 84ft on the waterline and 125ft length overall, she was solidly made of Tobin bronze and was extremely well balanced. Designed by Frank Paine, Yankee had an almost straight sheerline and easy lines. She was a powerful contender for defender, but not fine-tuned enough to succeed. She did, however, take part in the 1934 America’s Cup trials and with alterations to her rig, to carry more sail, and bow, which was lengthened and made more of a V-shape, she then proved more successful, especially in light winds.
Note 2: In 1935, Lambert personally took it upon himself to try and rectify the unfortunate situation by mounting an ambitious diplomatic and sporting campaign. He bought YANKEE, another unsuccessful but ultimately competitive J Class yacht, sailed her across the Atlantic in a race against his other yacht the record-breaking schooner ATLANTIC, before competing in the entire UK regatta circuit over the following Summer months. Lambert’s initiative did much to reinvigorate motivation amongst the British yachting community for international competition such that a further challenge for the Cup came in 1937. Lambert was again a member of the syndicate that campaigned the Defender that year - RANGER. In 1958, Lambert was instrumental in helping get the 12 Metre COLUMBIA built for her successful defense.
Dimension of Photogrpah: Height 7, Width 9, Inches Sight
Dimensions of Frame: 17 3/8, Width 16