"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)

Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup

During my research of plans, specifications or racing events... on the America's Cup, I discovered a booklet of presentation of the race which contains much interesting information.

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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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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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Schooner Yacht AMERICA Scratch Built Ship Model - Scale 3/8" = 1' - 39.5"L x 9"H x 12"W - $75,000Here jumble of other representations at different scales of the most famous schooner:
3-dimensional first with the half-hulls and models, then plans, more or less recent, more or less accurate but still informative, then some engravings and finally newspaper articles.

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William Fife IIIWilliam Fife III OBE (15 June 1857 – 11 August 1944) was the third generation of a family of Scottish yacht designers and builders. He was born in Fairlie, North Ayrshire on the Firth of Clyde. This is where lies the family shipyard established in 1790 by his grandfather. He will live there until his death in 1944.
In 1875, after his studies at Brisbane Academy, he served his apprenticeship in the family yard.

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ReynoldsKV Keith L. Reynolds has been actively painting since 1961. He is an award-winning member of the Society of Illustrators, New York, where he has been a member since 1964. Reynolds is also a member of American Society of Marine Artists.

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AJKenealyVFrom Brian Kenealy

Ahmed John Kenealy was born in 1856, first of E.V.H. Kenealy's 12 children. He was married in England to a Marie, and then emigrated to USA in about 1880.He has two daughters, Cathleen and Viola, born 1882 and 1883 respectively in New York and the family was living in Midland Twp, Bergan NJ in 1900. Having commanded ships across the Atlantic for many years, Ahmed, who adopted the title Captain, was shipping correspondent for the NY Herald.

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