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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)



Puritan v GenestaSeveral postponements

September 7th opened with a thick fog hanging over New York Bay, and through this the racers and a big excursion fleet, loaded to the guards with a patriotic and enthusiastic crowd of sightseers, felt their way down to the Scotland lightship off the Hook.

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The sources

It's the last Cup for the faithful John S. Johnston, who died several weeks later of a heart attack near Niagara Falls. John thank you for all your work ...

The yacht photography of John S. Johnston
The Library of Congress (Detroit Publishing Co)

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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.

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Photos of Shamrock IV, challenger of America's Cup 1920Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

Shamrock IV is confronted to Resolute, the defender of the New York Yacht Club.<br>
Height races disputed. <br>
Three races canceled : time limit.<br>
Resolute beats Shamrock IV three wins to two.

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Photos of Shamrock, challenger of America's Cup 1899Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

A collection of photos taken from the deck of Shamrock around 1900 with Sir Thomas Lipton, Colonel Neill and the crew.

Each thumbnail presented here contains a link to the original photo on the Mitchell Library' s website.

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01450VLieut. William Henn, R. N., was born in Dublin in 1847, his father being a landed proprietor in the County Clare. At 13 years of age, he joined the Royal Navy (RN) as a cadet on HMS Trafalgar. From 1862 to 1866, he served as midshipman on the steam frigate HMS Galatea, at the time one of the fastest ships of the Royal Navy. William left the vessel a few months before the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred, took command.

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ForrestJHVHaughton Forrest (1826-1925), artist, was born on 30 December 1826 at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, youngest son of Thomas Arthur Forrest, equerry to Queen Victoria, and his wife Mary Lowther, both parents being of distinguished family.

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Angius-Bursus, Bruno (-) ITA (3)

AngiusBVBruno Angius - in art "Bursus" - is born in Rome, Italy. After completing his engineering studies at the Naval Academy of Leghorn and at the University of Pisa, he spent many years as a Navy Officer on board ships and ashore.

AngiusBPWhen he left the Navy in 1982, he was for several years an executive director in companies operating in the defense and transport fields, then he landed, by a quite fortuitous way, to the world of Painting.

At that point in time, with a basic knowledge of History of the Art and a strong and passionate feeling for the pictorial representation of the sea and of human emotions, Bursus began, as a self taught painter, his artistic path, based on Marine Subjects and Portraiture.

He lives in Rome where creates his paintings and continues, with passion and full dedication, the course of his artistic development. He signs his works with 'Bursus': his nickname when he was at the Naval Academy.

 

Bruno Angius-Bursus - 3 PAINTINGS
Bruno Angius-Bursus
Americas Cup 1870 - Cambria Vs. Magic
Bruno Angius-Bursus
America's Cup 1885
Bruno Angius-Bursus
J Class Regatta
 

 

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IT WAS THERE ...

124 years: Valkyrie II crosses the Atlantic

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

80 years: NO TRACE OF THE ENDEAVOUR

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

116 years: SHAMROCK II IN DRY DOCK

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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

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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.

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