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1893 : CHALLENGE N°8

The first challenge of Lord Dunraven. First victory of the architect
Nathanael Herreshoff but George Lennox Watson deserved better.

A first attempt

After the last modification of Deed of Gift adopted in May 1888, nothing of importance transpired in cup matters until the following spring, when a challenge, dated March 19th, 1889, was received from the Earl of Dunraven.

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Greater revival of American yacht designing

American yacht designing never had a greater revival than that which followed the acceptance of the second Dunraven challenge. Great progress had been made since the days of Volunteer, which was already far outclassed in theory, if not in actual boats.

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Four candidates for one place

The four candidates for the honor of defending the cup met for the first time on the New York Yacht Club cruise. Little definite was learned here of their relative speed, owing to a succession of light, baffling winds, with fog, while on the first day of the cruise. 

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Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup

During my research of plans, specifications or racing events... on the America's Cup, I discovered a booklet of presentation of the race which contains much interesting information.

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By the time Lord Dunraven's yacht arrived on this side there was plenty of faith displayed in Vigilant. She was as firmly fixed in the hearts of Americans as Volunteer, Mayflower or Puritan had ever been, though it cannot be said that the man who designed her was as popular as Burgess, nor her manager, Mr. C. Oliver Iselin, as was Gen. Paine.

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00674VGALLANTLY SHOWED THE WAY IN THE CUP CONTEST

In a Variable Sailing Breeze the American Defender Proved the Faster Yacht.

LogoNYT October 07, 1893 - At 11 o'clock, when flagship May ...

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SHE BEATS THE VALKYRIE ON EVERY POINT OF SAILING

Designer Watson Says the Vigilant Is Better than the Valkyrie.

LogoNYT October 09, 1893 - At 10:15 o'clock, the flagship May ...

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00974VVIGILANT WON BY FORTY SECONDS. THE CUP CAN BE PUT BACK IN THE SAFE

The English Cutter Made a Gallant Fight, but Had Hard Luck on the Run Home.

LogoNYT October 13, 1893 - That there would be a wet sheet and a flowing sea ...

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«Souvenir. 1893 Contest for America's Cup »

The following results are extracted from booklet of presentation of the race "Souvenir. Contest for 1893 America's Cup" published by Thomas Manning and sold 25 cents.

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Peintures Photos Gravures Journaux Modeles

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