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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 (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

00721VCOLUMBIA WINS BY NARROW MARGIN

Gains Her First Victory Over Shamrock II. by 1 Minute 20 Seconds. Finest Light-Weather Contest in Cup's History

LogoNYT Sept. 29, 1901 - Columbia defeated Shamrock yesterday in the first of the races for the America's Cup in the finest light-weather contest ...

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Both boats were measured by John Hyslop, the measurer of the New York Yacht Club, on the day before the first race. Valkyrie was the larger, and her rating was slightly higher than the Defender's; consequently she had to allow the American boat twenty-nine seconds in time over a 30-mile course.
In a letter of October 25th, 1894, Lord Dunraven suggested that the vessels when measured should be marked on water-line.

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The debate is open

Many paintings exist representative the £100 Cup. Some depict a specific time of the race that can be situed approximately in time and space through the respective positions of ships, their appearance, the landscape and sometimes indications of their author. Some times shown below are questionable. The debate is open.

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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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01259V2WELCOME TO SHAMROCK II.

Sir Thomas Lipton's Challenger Journeys Gloriously Up the Bay.

August 13, 1901 : Shamrock II., Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger for the America's Cup, rested off Sandy Hook Bar after a fortnight's journey across the Atlantic until daybreak yesterday.

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AguimbauPLVArtist Layne Arguimbau grinds his own pigments from powders, makes his own grounds of gesso for panels and lead grounds for canvas. He cooks his own oil-resinous mediums in the tradition of the Flemish Masters from 1450 to the 1650, presently using extremely hard amber, sandarac and rosin varnishes.

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BennettAVAndrew Bennett is a contemporary Australian Artist who works primarily in acrylics on canvas. His interest in painting began in late high school, when his early studies of perspective and still life studies won the Sydney Morning Heral Art Heritage Prize in 1983.

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