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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)

04876VINVESTIGATION TO BEGIN

Committee Will Inquire Into Lord Dunraven's Charges To-day.

LogoNYT Dec. 27, 1895 - The investigation will be in the model room of the New-York Yacht Club this morning at 10 o'clock.

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Puritan, Priscilla and AtlanticThe trial races

The members of the New York Yacht Club did not give much consideration to the Boston boat when word came that one was being built around the Cape, and she was rather slightingly referred to as the “bean boat” and “brick sloop”, the name of Burgess not being known in New York waters at that time.

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00721VReliance Rounds Outer Mark Two Miles Ahead of Shamrock Ill

LogoNYT Aug. 21, 1903 - To Reliance and Shamrock Ill., to the owners of the two great yachts, and to the many thousands who journeyed down the bay to see them race, yesterday was a day of disappointment. The yachtsmen were disappointed because there was not enough wind to drive the yachts around ...

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THISTLE : SEAWORTHY, FAST AND ELEGANTLord Dunraven says of the Thistle : "Thistle was built for the express purpose of sailing for the cup... She was built for the purpose and was the best thing we could turn out."
The money for building the new boat was subscribed by Messrs. John Clark, Commodore of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, William Clark, Andrew Coates, William Coates, James Coates, George Coates, J. Hilliard, James Bell, Vice-Commodore of the Royal Clyde Yacht Club, and William Bell.

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IndepenceLinesVIn 1901, there are two yacht designers engaged in the task of defending the "America" Cup, and the yacht which is being built from Mr. Crowninshield's designs is of a type very widely diferent from what might be called the typical Herreshoff model. The "Independence" is an attempt to apply to the 90 foot yacht a form of hull which has been developed of late years in the keen competition between small craft of 15 and 20-foot waterline.

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GribbleBFVB. F. (Bernard Finegan) Gribble RBC SMA (10 May 1872 - 21 February 1962) was a prolific British marine artist and illustrator.
Gribble was born in Chelsea in 1872. His father Herbert A. K. Gribble ARIBA was an architect known for his design of the Brompton Oratory.

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DavidsonJOVJulian O. Davidson was an American artist and illustrator specializing in maritime and naval subjects, painted in formats ranging from periodical and children's book illustrations to mural-sized canvases. An adventurous spirit who loved the ocean, after receiving a boarding school education and a brief apprenticeship at his father's civil engineering firm, ...

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