VALKYRIE III

"Britannia Racing Valkyrie III and Ailsa"  by Steven DewsUnlucky challenger of America's Cup 1895

Valkyrie III was not owned exclusively by Lord Dunraven, as was Valkyrie II but by a syndicate composed of Lord Dunraven, Lord Lonsdale, Lord Wolverton and Capt. Harry McCalmont. She was designed by George L. Watson, professedly for light weather sailing, and was altogether a radical example.

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VALKYRIE III on [dry] dockThe most American of British Challengers

Valkyrie III was not owned exclusively by Lord Dunraven, as was Valkyrie II but by a syndicate composed of Lord Dunraven, Lord Lonsdale, Lord Wolverton and Capt. Harry McCalmont. She was designed by George L. Watson, professedly for light weather sailing, and was altogether a radical example.

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03369V August 19, 1895 : The Run Required 21 Days 9 Hours and 80 Minutes, Average 129 Miles Per Day.

A reporter for The New-York Times boarded Valkyrie before she came in anchor, and the story of her trip across was gathered from talks with Capts. Cranfield and Sycamore, and from the log kept by the Navigating Officer, James Harrison.

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