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Limited Edition Signed Print of America's Cup Winner Stars and Stripes by Skipper Dennis Conner

Limited Edition Signed Print of America's Cup Winner Stars and Stripes by Skipper Dennis Conner

Wonderful lithographs (20) commemorating the famous 1987 America's Cup victory by Skipper Dennis Conner and crew of the yacht "Stars And Stripes" . The America's Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest continuously awarded international sporting award in the world. Conner had lost the America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia by 4 races to 3, in 1983, the first time in 132 years that the United States had lost. He created a syndicate, built four new four-metre sailboats and initiated innovative physical training and sailing practice by now full-time professional yachtsman. The best of the new boats, Stars And Stripes 87, was entered against the Australian boat Kookaburra III in the races at San Diego. In a heavily watched series of televised races, Stars And Stripes won by 4 races to nil to win back the Cup. Beautifully colored lithographs feature Conner, Stars And Stripes sailing, a small chart of the course, and the America's Cup. Each lithograph measures 19.5x25" and has been hand-signed in pencil by Conner as well as hand-signed by artist Michael Elins. Lithographs are individually hand-numbered in pencil. Numbers 17-20, 34-41, 194-200, and 166 out of 500. 

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