imageAMERICA'S CUP
1851-1937

   "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 (V&V July 2014)



AMERICA'S CUP STAYS HERE
RESOLUTE WINS BY A MILE

TIME LIMIT ALMOST GONE AS DEFENDER CROSSES LINE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1920 - When Resolute and Shamrock IV started making ready in Sandy Hook Bay for the fifth and ...

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RESOLUTE WINS 4th RACE BY 9 MN 58 S.

Cup Series Is Now Tied; Deciding Contest To-day.

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1920 - It was a runaway race, from the start off Ambrose Lightship, where the defender danced away from the snub-nosed, green boat at the start and flitted into the face of the ten-knot wind.

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James Edward Buttersworth - The Volunteer - Approximate Original Size - 6x12 1887
Volunteer
was the third and last defender designed by Edward Burgess. She was built in the remarkably short time of sixty-six days, and was launched the last day of June.

It won all the races sailed before the America's Cup.

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Photos of Shamrock, challenger of America's Cup 1899Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

Sir Thomas Lipton bequeathed his collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia to the Mitchell Library where it is still housed. In 1999, the collection was showing signs of degradation and Unilever, who now own the Lipton brand, funded the conservation and digitisation costs.

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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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MackrillMRV.jpgThere was no point at which Martyn Mackrill (b. 1962) consciously made a decision to become a marine painter. Born on the Isle of Wight where he is still resident, the son of a marine engineer in the Merchant Navy and a grandson of the owner of a fleet of trawlers, ...

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IT WAS THERE ...

80 years: ENDEAVOUR IS FINALLY SIGHTED

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May 23, 1937 - The English America’s Cup racer Endeavour, unreported since her towline from the motor yacht Viva II mysteriously let go nine days ago while they were 950 miles from here, passed Nantucket Lightship at 5 P. M. today, Eastern standard time.

116 years: LIPTON CALLS REPORT FOR RACES

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On May 23, 1901, after Shamrock II was dismasted, Sir Thomas asked for a postponement of the races for six weeks from August 20th, the original date, and offered Shamrock I. as a substitute for the challenger, if the club found it "must adhere to date."

131 years: REBUILDING OF AMERICA

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BOSTON, May 23.--Gen. Butler intends fitting out the America, and everything that can be done to improve her will be done. If she does not sail as fast as any other American yacht it will not be the fault of her owner.

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