imageAMERICA'S CUP
1851-1937

   "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 (V&V July 2014)



The start

The start does not seem to have inspired many painters, perhaps because the schooner America was not shown to advantage, so here is a picture of the the castle of and the Cowes start line traditional of all the races of the Royal yacht Squadron.

Read more...

Read more...

As more than a year was to intervene between the conclusion of the negotiations and the sailing of the races, the American public held great expectations as to the character of the yachts that should be built to compete.

Since the introduction of bronze and other expensive metals in the building of cup defenders, only the richest could afford to order them.

Read more...

Read more...

Read more...

Antique Print of 1901 America Cup Constitution Yacht“Constitution the unlucky !”

As soon as the second challenge of Sir Thomas Lipton was received and accepted, another syndicate was in order, there being hardly a thought as to whether Columbia would be good enough to take Shamrock II's measure. This new syndicate was composed of August Belmont, Oliver H. Payne, ...

Read more...

04378VCaptain Urias Rhodes was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, on February 23, 1852. He was the son of Richard Rhodes, whose father, William Rhodes, lived in Rockaway before coming to Bay Shore. William was four times married and had 13 children. Richard was the only child of the union of William and Elizabeth Brower. Richard was born in Bay Shore on December 8, 1827, and died September 6, 1916. He married Selina L'Hommedieu on January 28, 1851.

Read more...

WrightBVFor many years, Mr. Wright has been a professional painter with a particular interest in marine and landscape subjects. He works outdoors in all seasons, and paints in both watercolors and oils. Most of his paintings are completed on site.

Read more...

BishopWHVWilliam H. Bishop was born and brought up in the Portsmouth/Solent area of the South Coast of England. He has maintained a lifetime interest in the sea, as a sailor of dinghies, competitive racing sloops and extensive cruising. For 21 years he was a director of a family owned company which was sold in 1980 upon his father's retirement.

Read more...

HALF HULLS

NEW

Who's Online

We have 1532 guests and 25 members online

Site Search

IT WAS THERE ...

124 years: Valkyrie II crosses the Atlantic

EvValkyrieII.jpg

After leaving Cowes 23 August 1893, Valkyrie II crosses the Atlantic.

80 years: NO TRACE OF THE ENDEAVOUR

EvEndeavourAtl3.jpg

The four Coast Guard cutters continue a fruitless search for Endeavour, but nothing to report.

116 years: SHAMROCK II IN DRY DOCK

EvShIIDryDock.jpg

On September 21, 1901 the coat of green paint on Shamrock’s topsides was removed, except a narrow ribband at the sheer-strake, it being thought she would sail better without it. The entire hull of the boat was burnished like a metal mirror, the bronze taking a dull lustre of a yellowish-green tint.

131 years: CABLE FOR NEW CHALLENGE

EvRCYC.jpg

GLASGOW, Sept. 21, 1886On behalf of James Bell, a member of this club, I officially intimate a challenge for America’s Cup, the contest to take place next September, confirming by post.WILLIAM YORKSecretary Royal Clyde Yacht Club.

FAVORITES

IT WAS ON ...

Choose a date:

LOGO DU SITE

Logo America-Scoop

Facebook Likebox Slider