A Portfolio of the Artist Leonard J Pearce


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'Genesta' trailing 'Puritan' 1885                                     (click on the image to return to the previous page)

I have painted an almost birds-eye view for this painting, to show Genesta, the British contender, trailing the eventual winner, the American sloop Puritan.

Genesta was built of oak planking on a steel frame.

After a strong showing in the British yacht races in 1884, the designer refused to let anyone see his yacht before the

America's Cup race, beginning the tradition of secrecy that has persisted to this day.

America’s Cup Races