Endeavor is the name of the sailing yacht with which the British aircraft designer and regatta sailor Sir Thomas Sopwith tried to win the America's Cup in 1934 as a challenger. The Endeavor belonged to the J-class. The boat was beaten by the US defenders. 1934 by the Rainbow with 3:2 and 1937 by the Ranger with 4:0 (Endeavour 2).
In 1934, the victory of the Americans was very narrow and extremely controversial, since the rules were interpreted unilaterally in favor of the defending yacht Rainbow. At the time, people were talking about bending the rules. No challenger had come this close to winning the bottomless pitcher up to that point. The newspapers headlined: “Britannia rules the waves and America waives the rules.
The Endeavor is now available as a ship model in our shop