"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)

SIR THOMAS LIPTON lost no time in announcing his plans for his second attempt to "lift the cup".
Fife having failed with Shamrock I to make possible the realization of Sir Thomas' high ambition was to be put aside, and George Lennox Watson, Americans learned through the press, would be prevailed on, it was hoped, to accept a commission to design the second challenger.

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The Sun : Published: September 12, 1886
The international yacht contest between the Yankee sloop Mayflower and the cutter Galatea, the British idea of a racing yacht, is over and the Yankee model won, as it has always won since there were any Yankees to make models.

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Countess of Dufferin ready for launching at CobourgThe English offside

After Mr. Ashbury, with his letter writing propensities, had departed, the New York Yacht Club came in for some pretty-severe criticism in England — criticism which the facts, especially as to the last series, did not warrant. The club had conceded many points beyond those imposed under the strict wording...

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Unsuccessful challenger for the America's Cup series of 1881

The Atalanta was designed, modeled and built by Captain Alexander Cuthbert of Coburg, reportedly at a cost of $2,100 [C.H.J. Snider], as an improvement to his Annie Cuthbert. Launched late (17 September 1881) the Atalanta was not finished.

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Gerard B. Lambert, Sr. had an association with the America’s Cup that spanned the J Class years of the 1930’s and the beginning of the 12 Metre era in 1958.
In 1928 Lambert bought VANITIE, the unsuccessful Defender candidate of 1920, for the express purpose of converting her to the new J Class rule and using her as a trial horse for the four new American J Class yachts built for the 1930 Defender trials.

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BartlettHVHarley Bartlett is a New Englander in home, heritage and spirit. An early interest in drawing led to a career in Easel and Mural painting. It has been said that he casts a wide net in the world of art. He has run an art company providing murals and faux finishes for commercial and residential applications and has exhibited his fine art paintings in regional galleries for over twenty years.

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RenardSJV Stephen Renard was born in Huddersfield in 1947. Although he was interested in art, and clearly gifted artistically from an early age, he chose to go to teachers training college at Liverpool University, concentrating on the sciences. After an initial career as a teacher, he became a professional portrait artist and supplemented his income as an illustrator of children's comics.

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