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)



01298VRELIANCE WINNER BY GOOD MARGIN

Shamrock III. Was Defeated by Over Seven Minutes.

LogoNYT Aug. 23, 1903 - A fine breeze and a good sea yesterday made the first real race between Reliance and Shamrock III. a splendid contest, and a bright ...

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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.

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Yankee and Rainbow with their spinnakers flying during a pre-America's Cup trial race for the defenders position.  Rainbow won the spot to defend the Cup and went on to win the 1934 America's Cup.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.Vanderblit and Morgan head America's Cup syndicates

November 1, 1933.— Where three years ago four candidates, Enterprise, Weetamoe, Whirlwind and Yankee were built and raced in an elimination series for the honor of defending the America’s Cup, only two syndicates definitely are being formed thus far for the 1934 match.

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Livonia - Photo Beken of CowesOn his return to England in 1870 Mr. Ashbury laid his plans for another attempt to win the cup, and gave an order for a schooner to Michael Ratsey, of Cowes, Isle of Wight. The result was Livonia, named for a province in Russia in which Mr. Ashbury had made money in railroad-building contracts.

The vessel was launched April 6th, 1871, and great things were predicted for her.

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James Gordon BennettJames Gordon Bennett, Jr. was the son of James Gordon Bennett, the founder and publisher of the New York Herald. The son was groomed to be publisher all his life, and as sole owner and publisher, he busied himself throughout his long life in finding ways to spend the largest assured income in America (with the possible exception of William B. Astor and commodore Vanderbilt) for the benefit of the paper and himself. Perhaps not in that order.

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ReynoldsKV Keith L. Reynolds has been actively painting since 1961. He is an award-winning member of the Society of Illustrators, New York, where he has been a member since 1964. Reynolds is also a member of American Society of Marine Artists.

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DawsonMVMontague Dawson Is widely considered the best known sea painter of the 20th Century, and one of the most skilled craftsman in the direct line of English marine artists. He is noted for his unerringly beautiful ships, the weight and surging power of his waves and the scudding grace of his skies.

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ENTERPRISE : INTERACTIVE ANIMATION (X3D)

ENTERPRISEX3D

X3D is an open standard for 3D content delivery. It is not a programming API, nor just a file format for geometry interchange.

It combines both geometry and runtime behavioural descriptions into a single file that has a number of different file formats available for it, including the Extensible Markup Language (XML).

You can read more about this topic on web3d.org.

ENTERPRISE
défenseur de la Coupe de l'America en 1930

 

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