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 (V&V July 2014)

 Rhode Island 1930: On sea trials for the America's Cup, the eventual cup winner ENTERPRISE [right] holds off WEETAMOE and YANKEE - by Adrian Rigby1. UNDER OBSERVATION, JULY 6-17

The America's Cup Committee held a meeting on board the flagship Nourmahal on Sunday afternoon, July 6, attended by representatives of each syndicate. The committee announced that the four candidates would race in pairs over the America's Cup course, races to start at fifteen-minute intervals.

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Domaines OTT : vins de Provence, wines of Provence (France)Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup

The following results are extracted from booklet of presentation of the race "Souvenir. Contest for 1893 America's Cup" published by Thomas Manning.

It contains publicity on page 2 for Champagne LOUIS ROEDERER that I reproduce here for my friend Christian of Domaines OTT*.

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Photos of Shamrock III, challenger of the America's Cup in 1903 while crossing the Atlantic with Shamrock I.Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

As the first race for the Cup was scheduled for August 20th, it was planned to bring Shamrock III. over early in the year so as to give her plenty of time to get into proper shape on this side of the water. Instead of fitting out Shamrock II,, which was already in this country it will be remembered, to race against her here, it was decided to bring over the first Shamrock, as she was already in commission and was sailing in consistent form.

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Plan de YankeeYankee, the third American J Class, built to take part to the trials for selecting the defender of America's Cup in 1930 was the best all-rounder. Designed by Frank C. Paine, she had an almost straight sheer-line and easy lines. At 84 feet on the waterline and 125 feet length overall, she was solidly made of Tobin bronze at Lawley & Son’s yard and was extremely well balanced. Yankee was a powerful contender for defender, but not fine-tuned enough to succeed.

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PierceJWV Although little is known about this artist who adeptly worked in both watercolors and oils, records show that he sailed to the far east in the 1860's. (Traditionally, the majority of sea painters lacked any gallery representation, preferring instead to work directly from commissions by the vessel owners themselves).

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BlakeADVA D Blake was born and lives on the coast of New Zealand. He has always been intensely interested and involved with yachting and fascinated with yachting design and construction. He first commanded a yacht at age six, the New Zealand "P" Class dinghy and has been racing a variety of yachts competitively since then.

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