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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)

Endeavour II jumps the gun, race IV, 1937 America's cup off Rhode Island vendu par Sotheby's, New York, on vendredi 14 avril 2000RANGER WINS FOURTH RACE IN ROW AND KEEPS AMERICA'S CUP IN U. S.

Vanderbilt Yacht Sets Series Record, 3:07:;49, for 30-Mile Triangle.
Endeavour II Trails by 3 Mins. 37 Secs., Best Showing, Though Forced Back for Premature Start

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Enterprise (left) and Shamrock V forty seconds before start of first race2 MINUTES, 52 SECONDS LEAD

NATION HEARS CHEERS AS ENTERPRISE WINS

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 13.-- Enterprise, the yacht sailed by Harold Vanderbilt, rode triumphant over thirty miles this afternoon and defeated Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock V in the first race of the America's Cup series.

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00486VVictory of the British Yacht in the Third Race.

Still, though defeated not dejected, Capt Woods and his crew set to work to get the Livonia for the third race which was fixed for the 19th, on the day after the previous match and it was the prevailing idea that either the Dauntless or the Palmer were to be the Livonia's antagonist this time

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The Alarm winning the Ladies Challenge Cup. At Cowes Augt. 1830As the cutter Arrow, Alarm was designed and built by Joseph Weld. It was launched at the Inman shipyard on May 10th, 1830. She cost £20,000 (£1.10m today 2003) but exceeded all other cutters in terms of tonnage and was the final development of racing cutters at that time.
Alarm won the King's Cup in 1830 beating Mr Maxse's Miranda, in 1831 beating Lord Belfast's Louisa and in 1832 beating the Duke of Norfolk's Arundel....

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01916VWilliam Burton had sailed in more than 1000 boats in British waters. For twenty five years, yachting has been his favorite sport, but instead of making a play of yachting he has made it a study just as much as he has his business. He is one of those men who never stay at anything. Everything that he undertakes he enters into with heart and soul. For that reason he is also master of a pack of hounds and during the season is an ardent huntsman.

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LaGrangeJVJacques La Grange was born in Clanwilliam (near Cape Town) in South Africa in 1895. He studied at London University, and at some point immigrated to the United States. La Grange established himself as a painter, illustrator, and printmaker specializing in nautical subjects.

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CrossRVRoy Cross was born in London, April 23, 1924. His first interest was aeroplanes and he became a member of the Society of Aviation Artists in 1952. He was largely self-taught but for a time studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, and the St. Martin's School of Fine Arts.

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