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AshburyVJames Lloyd Ashbury (1834 – 3 September 1895) was a British yachtsman and Conservative Party politician.
The son of John Ashbury, founder of the Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company Ltd of Manchester, James trained as an engineer and joined the family company. When his father died in 1866 he inherited the business and a considerable fortune...

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James Gordon BennettJames Gordon Bennett, Jr. was the son of James Gordon Bennett, the founder and publisher of the New York Herald. The son was groomed to be publisher all his life, and as sole owner and publisher, he busied himself throughout his long life in finding ways to spend the largest assured income in America (with the possible exception of William B. Astor and commodore Vanderbilt) for the benefit of the paper and himself. Perhaps not in that order.

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02087VWhen the New York Yacht Club was arranging for the defense of the America's Cup, Alexander Smith Cochran was asked if he would join the syndicate to build the Herreshoff boat.
He asked for a few hours to think it over, and then said:
"I have decided not to join your syndicate. If, however, you would like to have a second yacht built for the defense of the America's Cup I will build that yacht."

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DunravenVWindham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, (12 February 1841 – 14 June 1926), styled Viscount Adare between 1850 and 1871, was an Irish journalist, landowner, entrepreneur, sportsman and Conservative politician.
He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Lord Salisbury from 1885 to 1886 and 1886 to 1887...

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01450VLieut. William Henn, R. N., was born in Dublin in 1847, his father being a landed proprietor in the County Clare. At 13 years of age, he joined the Royal Navy (RN) as a cadet on HMS Trafalgar. From 1862 to 1866, he served as midshipman on the steam frigate HMS Galatea, at the time one of the fastest ships of the Royal Navy. William left the vessel a few months before the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred, took command.

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01396VChandler Hovey was a competitor and Corinthian yachtsman in the truest sense. He not only was involved in several defenses of the America's Cup — spanning a period of 34 years — he possessed unequaled enthusiasm as an ambassador for the sport of sailing.
His first involvement in the America's Cup was in 1930 as manager and afterguard member of the Yankee syndicate.

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COIselinVCharles Oliver Iselin (June 8, 1854 – January 1, 1932) was a New York businessman and member of the firm of "A. Iselin & Co." Wall Street bankers, as well as a noted sportsman. He was born on June 8, 1854 to Adrian Georg Iselin and Eleanora O Donnell. His great great-grandfather Isaac Iselin came to America in 1801 from Basel, Switzerland, where the Iselin’s had been merchants, public officials, and military and professional men since the 14th century.

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Gerard B. Lambert, Sr. had an association with the America’s Cup that spanned the J Class years of the 1930’s and the beginning of the 12 Metre era in 1958.
In 1928 Lambert bought VANITIE, the unsuccessful Defender candidate of 1920, for the express purpose of converting her to the new J Class rule and using her as a trial horse for the four new American J Class yachts built for the 1930 Defender trials.

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LiptonVSir Thomas J. Lipton's interest in sailing began at the age of fourteen when he talked his parents into letting him sail from his native Scotland to New York.

Five years later, he returned to Scotland with the equivalent of $500 and a lot of ideas on how to expand his family grocery store. Within a few years, he had 500 shops all over Great Britain and was well on his way to accumulating ...

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JPMorganVJohn Pierpont "J.P." Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time.
Morgan was born into the influential Morgan family to Junius Spencer Morgan (1813–1890) and Juliet Pierpont (1816–1884) in Hartford, Connecticut, and was raised there.

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ChPaineVCharles Jackson Paine (August 26, 1833 – August 12, 1916) was an American railroad executive, soldier, and yachtsman who was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Paine was born August 26, 1833 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of Charles Cushing Paine and Fannie Cabot Jackson, and great-grandson of Robert Treat Paine, one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.

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GLSchuylerV1George Lee Schuyler was the grandson of Gen. Philip John Schuyler of Revolutionary fame. He was born in Rhinebeck, June 9, 1811. He early settled in this city, and received his education at private schools and was a graduate of Columbia College. In the early part of Mr. Schuyler‘s business career he was one or the chief owners of the old steamboat line to New-Haven, and was also interested in the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad.

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SopwithV.jpgSir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (18 January 1888 – 27 January 1989) was an English aviation pioneer and yachtsman. Sopwith was born in Kensington, London on 18 January 1888.
He was the eighth child and only son of Thomas Sopwith (a civil engineer) & his wife Lydia Gertrude née Messiter. He was educated at Cottesmore School in Hove and at Seafield Park engineering college in Hill Head.

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QueenStephensVJohn C. Stevens (September 24, 1785 – June 13, 1857), first commodore of the N.Y.Y.C. was the son of Col. John Stevens, a contemporary of Fulton and Livingston, and like them a pioneer in the application of steam to the propulsion of vessels, he being the inventor County of the steam screw-propeller. He was educated at Columbia College, and married Miss Maria Livingston, a famous New York belle, who presided over his household with distinguished grace.

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01245VSir Richard Francis Sutton, 5th Baronet (20 December 1853 – 25 February 1891) was the owner of the racing yacht Genesta with which he raced the Puritan for the America's Cup in 1885.
He was married to Constance Corbet, daughter of Sir Vincent Corbet, Bt., and had a son (Sir Richard Vincent Sutton, 6th Baronet, see bellow) who succeeded him posthumously. He was Sheriff of Berkshire in 1887.

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HaroldVanderbiltV2Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (July 6, 1884 – July 4, 1970) was a railroad executive, America’s Cup yachtsman with three Cup defenses, commodore of the New York Yacht Club, and originator of contract bridge.
He is the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith and great-grandson of the shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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