Boat Name: Jill
Sail: US 56
Year Built: 1931
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Henry Nevins
Owner: Martha Coolidge
History: US 56 Jill was designed by Olin Stephens and built at the Nevins yard on City Island, New York. She was built for J. Seward Johnson and almost immediately made her presence known in the Spring races in Bermuda, then as part of the famous American team that went to England for the 1932 British American Team Races. The other members of the team were US 55 Lucie, US 54 Bobkat II and US 60 Nancy (in England since 1932). Jill also won the Seawanhaka Cup following the British-American series in a light weather series in Scotland on the Clyde against 3 time winner Coila III. Jill was recently relaunched after a massive reconstruction from the ballast keel up by Rockport Marine in Maine.