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1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

The first challenge of Lord Dunraven. First victory of the architect
Nathanael Herreshoff but George Lennox Watson deserved better.

A first attempt

After the last modification of Deed of Gift adopted in May 1888, nothing of importance transpired in cup matters until the following spring, when a challenge, dated March 19th, 1889, was received from the Earl of Dunraven.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

Greater revival of American yacht designing

American yacht designing never had a greater revival than that which followed the acceptance of the second Dunraven challenge. Great progress had been made since the days of Volunteer, which was already far outclassed in theory, if not in actual boats.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

Four candidates for one place

The four candidates for the honor of defending the cup met for the first time on the New York Yacht Club cruise. Little definite was learned here of their relative speed, owing to a succession of light, baffling winds, with fog, while on the first day of the cruise. 

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

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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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

03632VTHE OFFICIAL MEASUREMENT

A Close Race Expected by the Yachting Experts, but the Vigilant Is the Favorite.

LogoNYTCopyright © The New York Times - October 5, 1893 - John Bull and Uncle Sam will engage in a contest to-day. All differences between the two cousins will be put on one side, and the contest will be of the most friendly character.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

By the time Lord Dunraven's yacht arrived on this side there was plenty of faith displayed in Vigilant. She was as firmly fixed in the hearts of Americans as Volunteer, Mayflower or Puritan had ever been, though it cannot be said that the man who designed her was as popular as Burgess, nor her manager, Mr. C. Oliver Iselin, as was Gen. Paine.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

00674VTHE VIGILANT DEFEATED THE VALKYRIE BY 5 MN 48 S.

LogoNYTCopyright © The New York Times - Published: October 8, 1893 - The yachts left Bay Ridge in tow under bare poles before 8 o'clock. The white star tug L. Pulver had the Valkyrie, while the Commander, with Mr. Iselin’s colors flying from the bow flagstaff and on both sides of the pilot house, towed the Vigilant.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

04191V2VIGILANT AGAIN THE VICTOR - SHE BEATS THE VALKYRIE ON EVERY POINT OF SAILING

LogoNYTCopyright © The New York Times - Published: October 10, 1893“You are going to see a yacht race today," said the knowing chaps as The Times's tug poked her nose through the Narrows. That was at 8:45 A. M. There was a brisk wind from west southwest and the glass was falling.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

00974VVIGILANT WON BY FORTY SECONDS. THE CUP CAN BE PUT BACK IN THE SAFE

LogoNYTCopyright © The New York Times - Published October 13, 1893
- That there would be a wet sheet and a flowing sea and wind enough to bend the “gallant mast,” nobody familiar with the sea doubted yesterday morning on the way down to the Sandy Hook Lightship.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

«Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup »

The following results are extracted from booklet of presentation of the race "Souvenir. Contest for 1893 America's Cup" published by Thomas Manning and sold 25 cents.

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Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8
Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8
Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8
Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8
Category: 1893 : CHALLENGE N°8