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00984VCUP RACERS UNABLE TO FINISH IN TIME

Shamrock Was Leading Columbia When Race Was Called Off.

LogoNYT Oct. 1st, 1901 - The next meeting of the yachts, on Tuesday, October 1st, was fruitless, there not being enough wind in which to finish the race.

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PURITAN ET GENESTAX3D

X3D is an open standard for 3D content delivery. It is not a programming API, nor just a file format for geometry interchange.

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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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'Magic' leads 'America' and 'Cambria' past Fort Wadsworththe first challenge for the America Cup

In the first challenge for the America Cup in 1870, Magic defeated the English challenger, Cambria, successfully defending the America's Cup. Is it possible to imagine a more appropriate name for the very first America's Cup Defender than Magic? There might be something to the name.

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William Fife IIIWilliam Fife III OBE (15 June 1857 – 11 August 1944) was the third generation of a family of Scottish yacht designers and builders. He was born in Fairlie, North Ayrshire on the Firth of Clyde. This is where lies the family shipyard established in 1790 by his grandfather. He will live there until his death in 1944.
In 1875, after his studies at Brisbane Academy, he served his apprenticeship in the family yard.

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EversCGV Carl Evers is a contemporary painter of maritime subjects, mostly in watercolor of tugs, freighters, liners, naval ships and ships in coastal waters. He was born in Dortmund, Germany and studied at the Slade School in London and in Sweden, before emigrating to the United States in 1947.

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WhitehandMJVMICHAEL J. WHITEHAND, who was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire in 1941, is a self taught marine artist. He specialises in oil paintings of marine scenes and currently works out of a studio in Cornwall. He is very prolific and his painting achieve prices well into the thousands.

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132 years: THE GENESTA TRIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

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Left Tompkinsville on October 8, 1885, Genesta sails to England with hard head winds.

130 years: GALATEA GO BACKHOME

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The English cutter Galatea, with Lieutenant Henn and his wife on board, returned to England. The cutter dropped its moorings in Bay Ridge Oct. 11, 1887.

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