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1887 : CHALLENGE N°7

Third consecutive win of the architect Edward Burgess
against a promising architect George Lennox Watson.

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No sooner had Galatea followed in the wake of Genesta as a defeated challenger than Albion's sons set out for another trial for the cup. This time the challenge came from Scotland, the Royal Clyde Yacht Club sending a letter proposing a race in 1887 on behalf of Mr. James Bell, with a boat of about the size of the Mayflower.

Read more: AN ESTABLISHMENT NOT VERY EASY

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Boston faced up to the British threat

After Mr. George L. Watson, the leading yacht designer of Great Britain, had visited America, it was then reported that his forthcoming yacht would be of phenomenal speed, combining the best points of American as well as English racers.

Read more: ORGANIZATION OF THE DEFENSE 1887

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Two out of three races were decided upon for the international series, one over the inside course, one to windward and return outside Sandy Hook, and the third, if necessary, triangular, over an outside course. The date set for the first race was September 27th.

Read more: THE RACES OF 1887

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The third "Deed of Gift"

Following the problems caused by the false waterline length of Thistle and alarmed by the growing British threat, the New York Yacht Club has decided to amend the Deed of Gift. This will be the beginning of a period of controversy that might have put an end to this story.

Read more: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE 7TH CHALLENGE

Category: 1887 : CHALLENGE N°7

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Category: 1887 : CHALLENGE N°7