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AMERICA'S CUP 1901 - THE DECISIVE CONTEST

The third and last race of the series for the America's Cup 1901 was sailed on the fourth of October and concluded with the most magnificent finish ever seen in a yacht race...

Shamrock II was certainly the best boat just like another drawing by George L. Watson (Valkyrie II) eight years earlier.

 

Sir Thomas Lipton would have deserved to win a race :

I would have liked to win one race as a kind of consolation and relief. It is a hard thing to see your boat after racing nearly forty miles of water beaten at the last by a few beats of a pulse. This has been a very severe strain. I won't deny it. I felt it because I have worked so hard to win...

 

 

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