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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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01296VSHAMROCK DEFEATED, CUP REMAINS HERE

Challenger Beats Columbia by Two Seconds Over a Thirty-Mile Course, but Defender Wins on Time Allowance.

LogoNYT Oct. 5, 1901 - The third and last race of the series for the America's Cup was sailed yesterday and concluded with the most magnificent finish ...

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EnglishJAVBorn in Trenton, New Jersey, on Nov. 7, 1913 to former Judge Charles H. English and his wife Montie Arbogast English, the American marine painter John Arbogast English was known as "Jack" to his friends. He has a first-hand knowledge of his subject matter that becomes apparent upon viewing his highly detailed and meticulously rendered paintings of sailing craft.

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ComstockAJVAndrew Jackson Comstock was one of several Comstock brothers from New London who were accomplished racing yacht masters.

Comstock was skipper of the racing schooner Columbia, which defended during the 1871 America’s Cup challenge and also skipper of the Magic, the successful defender of the 1870 Cup.

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IT WAS THERE ...

132 years: GENESTA CROSSES ATLANTIC

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Left June 22, 1885, Sir R Sutton sailed aboard Genesta across the Atlantic.

166 years: AMERICA’S LOG

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On June 28, 1851: "The Captain said that she sails like the wind. We saw the British bark Clyde of Liverpool, right ahead about 10 o’clock, and at 6 p. m. she was out of sight astern."

165 years: HOMEWARD VOYAGE FOR AMERICA

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For her homeward voyage, the course of America was Leghorn, Italy then touched at Toulon and Marseille on the French coast and touched briefly at Gibraltar on June 28, 1852. The passage returned to England within about two weeks.

129 years: ANNUAL REGATTA OF THE EASTERN YACHT CLUB

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BOSTON, June 28, 1888 .--Among Eastern yachtsmen the event of the season when there are no English Cup challengers in American waters is found in the annual races of the Eastern Yacht Club. The Volunteer beat the Puritan by 11 minutes and 45 seconds.

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