VALKYRIE II

THE GRAPHIC October 7, 1893 - The Old Print ShopUnlucky Challenger for America's Cup 1893

After an aborted first challenge with the "Old Valkyrie," Lord Dunraven returns to the attack in 1893 with Valkyrie II.
Valkyrie was designed by George L. Watson and was built by D. &: W. Henderson & Company at Partick on the Clyde.

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Unlucky challenger for America's Cup 1893

Valkyrie II was a gaff-rigged cutter. She was designed by George Lennox Watson and built alongside HMY Britannia at the D&W Henderson shipyard, Meadowside, Partick on the River Clyde, Scotland in 1893 for owner Lord Dunraven of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

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Britannia vs Valkyrie, Cowes 1893 - Shane Couch"A demon in light airs and a very devil in a blow"

When Lord Dunraven's yacht arrived in America, American yachtsmen believed they had in Valkyrie II a boat worthy of die best we could put against her. Like Thistle, she was preceded by stories of victories on the other side that showed her to be "a demon in light airs and a very devil in a blow."

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VALKYRIE IIX3D

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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