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the past."

Loïck PEYRON (V&V July 2014)



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Lieutenant W. Henn and Mrs., owners of the cutter GalateaOne letter for two challenges

No one seemed in a desperate hurry to challenge for the bit of silver, however, and though several rumors of a possible match were heard, it was nearly three years later, or not until December, 1884, that the gauntlet was actually taken up.

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America Cup Yachts Shamrock Russell Dock Glasgow Unsuccessful Irish challenger for the 11th America's Cup in 1901

Shamrock II was launched from the yard of Messrs. William Denny & Brother at Dumbarton, on the river Leven, April 20th, and was towed to Cowes, where she received her sails from Ratsey's lofts, and thence to Southampton for her spars. The boat was given her first trial under sail May 4th, and for a week was jogged about The Solent and neighborhood, generally in company with the first Shamrock.

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The launching of Weetamoe - The Mariners' MuseumIn answer to Lipton’s challenge of 1929 the Americans designed four J-Class yachts as possible defenders. Enterprise, Whirlwind, Yankee and Weetamoe were launched within a month of each other; Weetamoe and Enterprise from the Herreshoff yard and Yankee and Whirlwind from Lawley & Son’s yard in Bristol.
Weetamoe was designed by Clinton Crane for a syndicate headed by George Nichols and Junius S. Morgan.

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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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OMalleyKJVJulia O’Malley-Keyes resides in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where she lives and paints in her studio. Her affinity for the ocean is reflected in her luminous coastal landscapes, seascapes, and paintings of classic yachts including the “Big J’s”, Endeavour, Endeavour II, Shamrock V, Velsheda, and Ranger.

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131 years: Galatea sailed its Atlantic crossing

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Left July 2, 1886, Galatea sailed its Atlantic crossing with Mr. & Mrs. Henn aboard. The cruise is made without incident in light winds.

103 years: SHAMROCK IV SAILS TO THE AZORES

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Having left Portsmouth 18 July 1914 under the command of Captain Turner, Shamrock IV sailed to the Azores.

97 years: Third race of the 1920 challenge

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July 21, 1920: Resolute Wins Third Race. Yachts sail dead head but Handicap Gives Cup Defender the Victory for 7 minutes 1 second.

92 years: RESOLUTE BOUGHT BY PHILADELPHIA

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PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 21, 1925. -- The Resolute, victor over the Shamrock IV. in the 1920 races for the America’s Cup, has been bought by E.W. Clark of Philadelphia and will make her next appearance afloat as a schooner. The Resolute is at Bristol, where she has been stored since she was hauled out in 1920.

130 years: THE MAIDEN TRIP OF THE VOLUNTEER

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The maiden trip of the Volunteer under sail was made on July 21, 1887, and she gave great satisfaction.

133 years: RECORDS 1884 OF GENESTA

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July 21, 1884.- Course 50 miles, Dublin Bay; wind variable; win by Irex, Geneasta not placed; time, 8:19:15.

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