"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)


NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 25. -- The America's Cup will remain in the United States. The most bitterly contested series of races for the famous old yachting trophy ended today when Rainbow, the defender, boiled over the finish line fifty-five seconds ahead of Endeavour.

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Few photos for this edition of 1937. Perhaps because of the crisis, Ranger has not had the success he deserved, whether in the selection trials than for the Cup matches or in regattas after the Cup.

Two main sources for 1937 photos : The Mariners' Museum with the Edwin Levick collection and the Rosenfeld Collection.

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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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AshburyVJames Lloyd Ashbury (1834 – 3 September 1895) was a British yachtsman and Conservative Party politician.
The son of John Ashbury, founder of the Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company Ltd of Manchester, James trained as an engineer and joined the family company. When his father died in 1866 he inherited the business and a considerable fortune...

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BollesVCharles E. BOLLES (1847-1914) was a prominent maritime photographer of the end 19th and early 20th century. His photographs are in the collections of the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Library of Congress.

The Detroit Publishing Company has published numerous photos of the America's Cup without specifying the name of the photographer...

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SopwithV.jpgSir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (18 January 1888 – 27 January 1989) was an English aviation pioneer and yachtsman. Sopwith was born in Kensington, London on 18 January 1888.
He was the eighth child and only son of Thomas Sopwith (a civil engineer) & his wife Lydia Gertrude née Messiter. He was educated at Cottesmore School in Hove and at Seafield Park engineering college in Hill Head.

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