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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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YACHTS JOCKEYING FOR POSITION JUST BEFORE START OF RACE YESTERDAY. Endeavour Leading Rainbow as the Boats Approach the Line.RAINBOW GAINS BIG LEAD BUT RACE IS NO CONTEST AS TIME LIMIT EXPIRES.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 15. -- Under a sky trellised with clouds that were unfruitful of breeze, Endeavour, the British challenger, and Rainbow, the defender, attempted to sail their first America's Cup match today.

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Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup

During my research of plans, specifications or racing events... on the America's Cup, I discovered a booklet of presentation of the race which contains much interesting information.

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Mr. and Mrs. T.O.M Sopwith aboard the yacht with Frank Murdoch. From the Edwin Levick Collection.Fairey, Briton, Proposes That Races Be Held With Smaller Class K Boats. Planned Year Ago, in Event of Endeavour's Failure to Make Bid for Trophy.

LONDON, Aug. 31.-The long-awaited British challenge for the America’s Cup already has been sent to New York by C. R. Fairey, airplane builder and owner of Shamrock V.

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

On her arrival here Shamrock was rigged promptly for racing, and was given several trials off Sandy Hook, in which she appeared to be a veritable witch in light airs. On September 13th she met with an accident, her steel gaff buckling until it collapsed. It may be mentioned here that her spars and gear were too light for her sails, which defect caused a loss of speed. She was finely handled by Capt. Archie Hogarth, assisted by Capt. Robert Wringe.

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John Mecray Limited Editions: 35.  DEFENDERIn this country we were not content to trust the defense to Vigilant, especially after her poor showing against Britannia in 1894, and a syndicate was formed in the New York Yacht Club (syndicates were getting to be the fashion those days, with the growing cost of building and running a defender) to build a new boat. In this syndicate were C. Oliver Iselin, who was to manage the yacht, W. K. Vanderbilt, and E. D. Morgan.

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ReynoldsKV Keith L. Reynolds has been actively painting since 1961. He is an award-winning member of the Society of Illustrators, New York, where he has been a member since 1964. Reynolds is also a member of American Society of Marine Artists.

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FairchildFV.jpgNo details of the life of Franklin Fairchild found on the internet.
His work seems to boil down to a series of four lithographs of the matches of the America's Cup in 1885, 1895, 1930 and 1934.

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