DEFIANCE

02109VAfter Resolute and Vanitie, the third of the defenders for the 1914 challenge is the Defiance, built at Bath Iron Works for $63,000, from designs by George Owen. She was built for a syndicate of yachtsmen of which G. M. Pynchon is the manager and E. Walter Clark the treasurer.
There are 15 yachtsmen in this syndicate and as these members represent New York, Boston and Philadelphia, the yacht is called the Tri-City defender.

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01946VSource: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (May 2, 1914) - The Universal Rule

As Resolute and Vanitie, Defiance has been designed under the new rule of measurement which will govern this year's series of races.
The changes introduced under the new rule were in the direction of producing a more wholesome boat, with a larger displacement, a smaller draft,...

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