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PHOTOS DES COURSES DE 1937

Catégorie : 1937 : DEFI N°16

Peu de photos pour cette édition de 1937. Peut-être a cause de la crise, Ranger n'a pas eu le succès qu'il méritait, que ce soit dans les épreuves de sélection, pour les matches de la Coupe ou dans les régates après la Coupe. Deux sources principales pour les photos de 1937 : Le Mariners' Museum avec la collection Edwin Levick et la Rosenfeld Collection.

Heureusement, l'article de avec des photos des départs de la Cup vient enrichir la collection.

 

        J-Boats in the Fog, America's Cup, 1937
Start of first race
Both yachts were on the starboard tack with Ranger to weather but with Endeavour II about
half a length ahead. They were quite close together and crossed the line within a very few
seconds of the starting whistle. Endeavour II was carrying a Genoa jib while Ranger had a
double clewed jib with staysail set under it.
      J-Boats in the Fog, America's Cup, 1937
      Ranger and Endeavour II during the 1937 America's Cup races.  From the Edwin Levick Collection   An photograph from the Edwin Levick Collection showing the Endeavour and Ranger during the America's Cup Race.
Start of second race
Endeavour II stole the start and came about directly in front of Ranger, back winding her
so badly that just before the actual start Ranger was forced to go about and crossed the
starting line on the port tack. Endeavour II did not cover.
  Ranger and Endeavour II during the 1937 America's Cup races.   An photograph from the Edwin Levick Collection showing the Endeavour and Ranger during the America's Cup Race.
RANGER and ENDEAVOUR II in 4th race   A photo from the fourth race of the 1937 America's Cup race.  Ranger is in the foreground and Endeavour II is in the background.  At the start of the race Endeavour II showed a faster start; however, she could never match Ranger's overall speed or the skill of Vanderbilt's leadership.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.      
Start of fourth and last race
For seven or eight minutes before the start, there was a regular dog fight around the starting line between the two big yachts which were being sailed
more like Frostbite dinghies. Each gibed, tacked and spun around for all the world like two small class boats. At the start, both were on the starboard tack
with Endeavour II ahead and slightly to leeward. However, she was early and her nine second lead at this point cost her one minute and fifteen seconds
as she had to swing hack around the buoy and again cross the line.
Ranger (left) and Yankee (right) during a America's cup trial race.  These types of races would occur during the months leading up to the America's Cup in order to determine who would be the defender of the Cup.  In 1937 Ranger became another in a long line of successful defenders. From the Edwin Levick Collection.   The start of a race between Weetamoe and Ranger prior to the 1937 America's Cup as seen from the race committee.  The view from their vessel is one of the best as they not only see the start, but are normally the first to see the yachts return.  Fortunately, Ranger was a successful defender of the Cup during the 1937 races.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.   America's Cup Race. Yankee JUS2 in foreground.   Yankee (1930) and Endeavour II (1936) at the foreground during the America's Cup Race.   Starboard bow views of RANGER in foreground with RAINBOW and ENDEAVOUR visible under her mainsail and ENDEAVOUR II and YANKEE astern running before the wind under marconi-rigged mainsails and spinnakers, other sails in distance.
Ranger (left) and Yankee (right) during a America's cup trial race.   The start of a race between Weetamoe and Ranger prior to the 1937 America's Cup as seen from the race committee.   America's Cup Race. Yankee JUS2 in foreground.   Yankee (1930) and Endeavour II (1936) at the foreground during the America's Cup Race.   Starboard bow views of RANGER in foreground with RAINBOW and ENDEAVOUR visible under her mainsail and ENDEAVOUR II and YANKEE astern.
America's Cup race. Ranger J5 in foreground.   The New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzard's Bay. Cloudless image without clouds in the background of five J Class boats undersail, starboard bow views with spinnakers set and RANGER in the foreground to the right.   America's Cup. Start of J Class race with Yankee JUS2 on far right.   Photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on July 8, 1937. Image of the last time that all five of the J Class sloops were together in history that year as seen undersail at the start of the J Class race during the New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. From left to right: port beam view of RAINBOW (J/4), ENDEAVOUR (J/K4), RANGER (J/5), ENDEAVOUR II (J/K6) and YANKEE (J/US2) on starboard close reach.  
America's Cup race. Ranger J5 in foreground.   The New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzard's Bay. RANGER in the foreground to the right.   America's Cup. Start of J Class race with Yankee JUS2 on far right.   Photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on July 8, 1937. Image of the last time that all five of the J Class sloops were together in history that year as seen undersail at the start of the J Class race during the New York Yacht Club Cruise on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. From left to right: port beam view of RAINBOW (J/4), ENDEAVOUR (J/K4), RANGER (J/5), ENDEAVOUR II (J/K6) and YANKEE (J/US2) on starboard close reach.