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Enterprise (left) homeward bound, passing Shamrock V outward bound, in the first raceCONDITIONS GOVERNING THE RACES FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP, 1930

Conditions to govern the races for the America's Cup, under the challenge of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, dated 28th May, 1929, as agreed upon by the committees of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club.

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The boats will be raced throughout the summer, about 35 races being already scheduled before trial races that will be held off Newport, between August 15th and 22nd.

The first of the preliminary races to decide which of the three new sloops, Defiance, Resolute, and Vanitie, shall have the honor of defending ...

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The launch of Ranger from the Bath Iron Works boathouse.  This was Harold Vanderbilt's third J-class yacht, and it was built soley for the America's Cup races.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.J-class racing yacht that successfully defended the 1937 America's Cup

Ranger was built as the answer to T.O.M. Sopwith's second challenge for the America's Cup with his Endeavour II. But, unlike Enterprise and Rainbow, the new defender was not a syndicate yacht. All attempts by the New York Yacht Club to form a syndicate in 1937 had failed.

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04865VIn canvassing the list of American boats fast enough to put against the Canadian challenger of 1881, the New York Yacht Club decided that the sloop Arrow was the most desirable. She was of David Kirby's build, but being owned by a non-member of the New York Yacht Club, Mr. Ross Winans, of Baltimore, she was not considered available.
While the question of buying the Arrow was being debated by members of ...

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http://www.titanicology.com/ - Columbia 1899Third victorious design of "Nat" Herreshoff

Designing a Cup racer was getting to be an engineering problem in figuring out new forms of construction, strength of material, rigging, etc. In these things "Nat" Herreshoff excelled, and in addition to being counted one of our foremost designers and the one with the greatest experience in large "single stickers," the boats were constructed at his own plant.

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WhitehandMJVMICHAEL J. WHITEHAND, who was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire in 1941, is a self taught marine artist. He specialises in oil paintings of marine scenes and currently works out of a studio in Cornwall. He is very prolific and his painting achieve prices well into the thousands.

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AthasDVDimetrious Athas, a native of Salem, MA was educated at Berkeley University, California in commercial design and illustration. Since 1976 Athas has been painting luminous realistic scenes of catboats, sloops and schooners - the remaining splendors of sail which he feel records their beauty for future generations.

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