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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 (V&V July 2014)



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03617VCOLUMBIA WINS A DECISIVE VICTORY

Beats Shamrock II. in Brisk Wind by 2 Min. 52 Sec. Actual Time. The Challenger Is Worsted on Each Leg of the Triangular Course.

LogoNYT Oct. 4, 1901 - The second race for the America's Cup was sailed yesterday, over a triangular course off Sandy Hook and Columbia won by ...

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Unfortunate challenger in America's Cup 1920

In selecting a designer for his fourth attempt to capture the Cup, Sir Thomas Lipton has gone to C. E. Nicholson, probably the foremost, or perhaps more correctly, most successful, designer of racing yachts in England, though he has had no experience in an America's Cup race.

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LangmaidRVRowland John Robb Langmaid R.A. (1 December 1897 – 11 February 1956) was a British Seaman, engraver, artist and war artist.
Langmaid was born in to a Navy family in Vancouver and he studied maritime art with William Lionel Wyllie.

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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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131 years: The first trial race for the defender 1886

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August 21, 1886: The Mayflower led the Atlantic, her nearest competitor, by over a mile. Puritan and Priscilla come after.

93 years: HERRESHOFF SHIPYARD TO BE SOLD TODAY

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NEW LONDON, Conn., Aug. 20, 1924.-- The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s boatbuilding plant at Bristol, where every defender of the America’s Cup has been designed and constructed since 1893, will be auctioned off at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at a voluntary liquidation sale, either as a whole or in seven parcels.

132 years: PURITAN WINS FIRST TRIAL RACE

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New York, Aug. 21, 1885. The first trial race was sailed today.-1 Puritan: 4:57:05-2 Priscilla: 5:08:17-3 Bedouin: 5:15:51-3 Gracie: 5:32:58

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