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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 (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

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05062VSHAMROCK DISABLED LOSES SECOND RACE

Her Stout Topmast Snaps Short Off Soon After the Start.

LogoNYT Oct. 18, 1899 - The second of the races for the America's Cup was won yesterday by the Columbia owing to an accident to Shamrock. The course was over an equilateral triangle of ten miles to each side, ...

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Resolute and Vanitie in elimination series to decide Defender of the America's Cup

NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 1920.

It is the intention of the New York Yacht Club to resume its elimination contests between Resolute and Vanitie next spring and not pick the defender of the America's Cup until after the series is ended.

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RELIANCE, closeup of action at the bow, 1903The twelfth defender of the America's Cup

Reliance has been designed for the twelfth edition of the America's Cup for race against the third challenger of Sir Thomas Lipton. She was the fourth defender from the famous designer Nat Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built. Reliance was built at Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for...

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02942VFirst J-Class yacht to be commissioned and built in the UK

Sources : http://www.boat-duesseldorf.com Towards the end of 1929, Lipton issued his fifth and final challenge for the Cup (he was busy planning his sixth when he died). In the negotiations that followed as they always do when someone lays a challenge, Lipton agreed to build his yacht to the American Universal Rule, and that the yacht would be of the J Class.

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The second boat built for the defense of the America's Cup in 1914 was for Alexander Smith Cochran, formerly the owner of the schooner Westward, which raced so successfully in English waters in 1910.

This boat has been designed by William Gardner, a New York naval architect with long experience both in the designing and construction of racing yachts.

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FeiningerLVPainter, printmaker and illustrator.
Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) was born in New York City in 1871 to German violinist Karl Feininger and American singer Elizabeth Feininger. He spent his childhood in New York City and became interested in art at a young age. Although born in New York, Lyonel Feininger lived and worked mostly in Germany.

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EdwinLevickV2Born in London and educated in France, the son of a former British Consul in Suez, Mr. Edwin Levick came to America in 1899.
He was raised in the Far East near the Red Sea and, with no other playthings at hand, he soon learned to build and sail boats, assisted by the native children of the locality. It was here that he acquired the love of the water which he carried with him through life.

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