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1901 : CHALLENGE N°11

Second Challenge Sir Thomas Lipton and second win of Columbia.

SIR THOMAS LIPTON lost no time in announcing his plans for his second attempt to "lift the cup".
Fife having failed with Shamrock I to make possible the realization of Sir Thomas' high ambition was to be put aside, and George Lennox Watson, Americans learned through the press, would be prevailed on, it was hoped, to accept a commission to design the second challenger.

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Three American yachts of the cup class were put in commission at the opening of the sailing season of 1901. One was Columbia, defender of 1899, the other was a new “Herreshoff" boat built for a New York Yacht Club syndicate and called Constitution, and the third was built in Boston, for Thomas W. Lawson, and was called Independence. An authentic detailed description of this boat is given in another chapter of this book.

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Final preparations

On August 11th, at 11.30 P.M., Shamrock II passed Sandy Hook, a little less than sixteen days out from the Clyde. She was promptly taken to Erie Basin, where all challengers since Genesta had refitted, and there received her racing spars and gear, which arrived by steamer August 4th.

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00721VCOLUMBIA WINS BY NARROW MARGIN

Gains Her First Victory Over Shamrock II. by 1 Minute 20 Seconds. Finest Light-Weather Contest in Cup's History

LogoNYT Sept. 29, 1901 - Columbia defeated Shamrock yesterday in the first of the races for the America's Cup in the finest light-weather contest ...

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00984VCUP RACERS UNABLE TO FINISH IN TIME

Shamrock Was Leading Columbia When Race Was Called Off.

LogoNYT Oct. 1st, 1901 - The next meeting of the yachts, on Tuesday, October 1st, was fruitless, there not being enough wind in which to finish the race.

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03617VCOLUMBIA WINS A DECISIVE VICTORY

Beats Shamrock II. in Brisk Wind by 2 Min. 52 Sec. Actual Time. The Challenger Is Worsted on Each Leg of the Triangular Course.

LogoNYT Oct. 4, 1901 - The second race for the America's Cup was sailed yesterday, over a triangular course off Sandy Hook and Columbia won by ...

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01296VSHAMROCK DEFEATED, CUP REMAINS HERE

Challenger Beats Columbia by Two Seconds Over a Thirty-Mile Course, but Defender Wins on Time Allowance.

LogoNYT Oct. 5, 1901 - The third and last race of the series for the America's Cup was sailed yesterday and concluded with the most magnificent finish ...

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