MISCHIEF

Mischief weathering Atalanta in their first raceAn English member of the New York Yacht Club, Joseph R. Busk, owned Mischief. He lived near Newport, but he was not a naturalised American in 1881. However, it was his yacht that would be selected after elimination trials as the defender of the America's Cup.
The important nationality clause, so important to the New York Yacht Club in the coming years was very circumvented early on…

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Mischief, America's Cup Winner with plank on bulkhead construction. Intricate riggings and deck fittings, brass winchs, blocks, and cleats.For the first time in the history of the Cup, a boat was built specially for the defense of the cup, a sloop chirped 22.10 m long and 6.55 m of midship nicknamed Pocahontas.

But he will be severely beaten in the selection tests and that's Mischief will have the honor of défending the Cup.

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