VIGILANT

'Vigilant' vs 'Valkyrie' 1893 by Leonard J. PearceWinner of America's Cup 1893

Vigilant is one of four boats built specifically to defend the Cup in 1893 against Valkyrie II. She is the first in a series uninterrupted of five Cup winners drawn by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff between 1893 and 1920. Vigilant was very different of the oldest yachts designed by Burgess.

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A miniature ivory model of the America's Cup defender VigilantFirst Herreshoff's design of a series of 5 winners

When the question of building a cup defender came forward yachtsmen naturally looked for a designer worthy of the highest accomplishment of which the country was capable. The star of Burgess had set, but in its place had risen that of Nathaniel G. Herreshoff, of Bristol, R. I., designer of the forty six-footers Gloriana and Wasp and other racers with good records.

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Domaines OTT : vins de Provence, wines of Provence (France)Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup

The following results are extracted from booklet of presentation of the race "Souvenir. Contest for 1893 America's Cup" published by Thomas Manning.

It contains publicity on page 2 for Champagne LOUIS ROEDERER that I reproduce here for my friend Christian of Domaines OTT*.

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VigilantX3D

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).

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