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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 (V&V July 2014)

It was feared by many that the Dunraven affair would result in a permanent cessation of contests for the America's cup, and such might have been the case had not Sir Thomas J. Lipton, an enterprising tradesman, profiting by an era of good feeling between the United States and Great Britain, issued a challenge through an Irish yacht club of which he was a valued member.

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Countess of Dufferin ready for launching at CobourgThe English offside

After Mr. Ashbury, with his letter writing propensities, had departed, the New York Yacht Club came in for some pretty-severe criticism in England — criticism which the facts, especially as to the last series, did not warrant. The club had conceded many points beyond those imposed under the strict wording...

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Enterprise passing Resolute two minutes after the start of second race (May 12) Resolute as a trial horse

During the previous winter Commodore Clark had generously offered to sail Resolute against Enterprise as a trial horse and to have her in commission by May 10. Walter Clark was better than his word, as he had Resolute not only in commission but ready to race us on May 10.

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PuritanX3D

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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Roy Cross - Trial of SpeedTrials inconclusive

As agreed in the contract, the shipyard has organized trials for the America. It's against the Maria, Commodore Stevens' fast sloop, which, in smooth water in the neighborhood of Sandy Hook, easily outsailed the new schooner. She is said to have sailed completely around the schooner three times in a short distance.

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CurrierNNathaniel Currier was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His father died when he was aged twelve, and at the age of fifteen he was apprenticed in a Boston lithography shop. In 1833 at twenty years of age he moved to Philadelphia to do contract work for an engraver and printer.

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DIXONCV Charles Edward Dixon (8 December 1872 - 12 September 1934) was a British maritime painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whose work was highly successful and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy.

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