imageAMERICA'S CUP
1851-1937

   "If we can fly today in the San Francisco Bay, this is because there have been "adventurers" like Walter Greene and Mike Birch.
   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

00231VThe second race

This first race settled pretty conclusively the merits of the two boats and the second race, the following day, was chiefly interesting by reason of the presence of a third boat on the course, though, naturally, not in the contest. This was the old America, which, in racing trim and with a full racing crew aboard, went over the line after the last boat had started and sailed over the course with the contestants.

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Yachting in the Solent: Arrow Livonia Vanguard Egeria FoxhoundOn his return to England late in the autumn, Mr. Ashbury immediately set about building a new schooner, as he had determined before he left America to make another attempt for the Cup the following year.

He felt, however, though he had not made a formal protest at the time, that it was unfair and not in accordance with the terms under which the Cup was held...

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1919

Perseverance Has Won Him Riches
Will Perseverance Win Him Races?

These words were spoken in 1914 by that host of geniality, the saltiest of gay sea dogs, Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton.

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Half hulls of Endeavour II and Ranger Ranger, the "Super J"

Known as the "Super J", Ranger was designed to the maximum waterline length allowed by the Universal Rule, 87', by a collaboration between Sparkman &Stephens and Starling Burgess in 1937.
Extensive tank testing of numerous hull models, allowed the final decision ...

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DavidsonJOVJulian O. Davidson was an American artist and illustrator specializing in maritime and naval subjects, painted in formats ranging from periodical and children's book illustrations to mural-sized canvases. An adventurous spirit who loved the ocean, after receiving a boarding school education and a brief apprenticeship at his father's civil engineering firm, ...

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DrewCVClement Drew is best known as a painter of stormy seascapes of the New England coastline, but was a jack of all trades, including librarian, art dealer, framer, photographer, realtor and avid abolitionist. He was born in Kingston, Massachusetts in 1806 and lived and worked in Boston from 1827 to 1873.

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