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   "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)

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01298VRELIANCE WINNER BY GOOD MARGIN

Shamrock III. Was Defeated by Over Seven Minutes.

LogoNYT Aug. 23, 1903 - A fine breeze and a good sea yesterday made the first real race between Reliance and Shamrock III. a splendid contest, and a bright ...

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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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04908VParticular interest attaches to this year's series of contests, because of the fact that they will be held under a new rule of measurement, which discourages the building of the extreme and almost freakish type of yacht with which the public was made familiar in the last series of "America" cup contests.
The new rule governing this year's contests encourages a return to a more wholesome form, with a fuller and deeper body and sharper ends, ...

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RelianceSAVFrom the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - April 11, 1903

At the close of the "America" cup races of 1901, when the results had proved that the two yachts had come so closely together that the result was largely a question of the accidents of seamanship and weather, it was acknowledged on all hands that their designers had apparently reached the limit of their skill ...

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1920 America's Cup defender

Resolute was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1914 for defend the Cup in 1914. She was christened by Grace Vanderbilt and launched on April 25, 1914. In the 1914 America's Cup defender selection trials, skippered by Charles Francis Adams III, she beat Vanitie and Defiance.

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Clinton CraneClinton Hoadley Crane had a somewhat unusual career. Beginning as an amateur naval architect, designing for himself and his friends and relations, he then established a yacht-design firm that he operated for around 12 years, and then left the profession to run the family mining business full-time. He came back 10 years later to his passion of yacht design; part-time and as an amateur.
He was as interested in motor racers as he was in sailboats, ...

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AguimbauPLVArtist Layne Arguimbau grinds his own pigments from powders, makes his own grounds of gesso for panels and lead grounds for canvas. He cooks his own oil-resinous mediums in the tradition of the Flemish Masters from 1450 to the 1650, presently using extremely hard amber, sandarac and rosin varnishes.

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RobinsTSVThomas Sewell Robins was probably born in London in 1810, although the date of his birth could have been 1809 since he was 70 when he died in 1880. Little is known of his childhood but, showing an early talent for art, he was admitted into the Royal Academy Schools on 22nd April, 1829.

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