RELIANCE

RELIANCE, closeup of action at the bow, 1903The twelfth defender of the America's Cup

Reliance has been designed for the twelfth edition of the America's Cup for race against the third challenger of Sir Thomas Lipton. She was the fourth defender from the famous designer Nat Herreshoff, and reportedly the largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built. Reliance was built at Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for...

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Reliance in dry dockRELIANCE the ultimate skimming dish

To meet the latest English creation, a new millionaires' syndicate had been formed in the New York Yacht Club as soon as Lipton's challenge was received and took upon itself the task of financing a ninety-foot, up-to-the-minute racing machine. This syndicate was composed of Cornelius Vanderbilt, William Rockefeller,...

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RelianceSAVFrom the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - April 11, 1903

At the close of the "America" cup races of 1901, when the results had proved that the two yachts had come so closely together that the result was largely a question of the accidents of seamanship and weather, it was acknowledged on all hands that their designers had apparently reached the limit of their skill ...

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