Endeavours Flag

Endeavour is a 130-foot J-class yacht built for the 1934 America’s Cup by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, England, during the Golden age of classic yacht sailing. She was built for Thomas Sopwith who used his aviation design expertise to ensure the yacht was the most advanced of its day. She was launched in 1934 and won many races in her first season including against the J’s Velsheda and Shamrock V.

In 1984, Endeavour was bought by Elizabeth Meyer, who undertook a five-year project to rebuild her. The initial work was undertaken where she lay to ensure that the hull was sufficiently seaworthy to be towed to the shipyard of Royal Huisman, in Holland. When Endeavour sailed again in 1989, it was for the first time in 52 years. In September  of that year ,Meyer organized the first J‑Class race in over 50 years, pitting Endeavour against Shamrock V at Newport, Rhode Island.

 In 2006, Meyer sold Endeavour to Dennis Kozlowski who then sold her to  Cassio Antunes the same year. In 2011 The yacht Endeavour has an amazing history starting with an aircraft manufacturer, moving on to an America’s Cup challenge, an appearance at Dunkirk, a near scrapping, a sinking, and  a rescue from obscurity by devoted supporters of J-class yachting.

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“Endeavours Flag” 16×30 canvas (unframed) and all of our original oil paintings are created in my studio on Cape Cod. Cape Cod is famous for its particularly radiant light and magnificent landscapes, seascapes and quaint harbors. Home to thousands of artists and art galleries, Cape Cod has earned its reputation as a location for artists and collectors of fine art. From the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown to the bridges, creating and collecting art is a way of life. We have a number of sailing paintings available in our gallery and online.

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