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1903 : CHALLENGE N°12

The height of excess with Reliance and Shamrock III.
New defeat of Sir Thomas Lipton and another victory for Reliance.

After the Cup Race of 1901 it began to be apparent to everyone who had followed yacht racing closely that the limit to which everything could be sacrificed for speed in racing yachts had about been reached.

The tendency in Cup defenders was naturally reflected in smaller yachts, and, on the whole, a very unsatisfactory type of racing boat was being developed.

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While the two Shamrocks were busy with each other in England things were happening fast in this country. The Reliance had been launched April 12th, and even in her sail stretching spins showed evidence of great speed, particularly in smooth water and light airs.
In order to give her a thorough trying out Mr. E. D. Morgan put Columbia in commission and gave the command to Captain " Lem " Miller, who was ...

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03499VRELIANCE TO ALLOW TIME TO SHAMROCK III

Official Figures Give Challenger 1 Minute, 45 Seconds.

August 19, 1903 - Reliance and Shamrock III., the two great yachts which will race to-morrow for the America's Cup and the world's yachting championship, ...

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00721VReliance Rounds Outer Mark Two Miles Ahead of Shamrock Ill

LogoNYT Aug. 21, 1903 - To Reliance and Shamrock Ill., to the owners of the two great yachts, and to the many thousands who journeyed down the bay to see them race, yesterday was a day of disappointment. The yachtsmen were disappointed because there was not enough wind to drive the yachts around ...

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01298VRELIANCE WINNER BY GOOD MARGIN

Shamrock III. Was Defeated by Over Seven Minutes.

LogoNYT Aug. 23, 1903 - A fine breeze and a good sea yesterday made the first real race between Reliance and Shamrock III. a splendid contest, and a bright ...

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01012VVICTORY BY SMALL MARGIN

Barr and Wringe Put to Tests in the Handling of the Two Tender Yachts

LogoNYT Aug. 26, 1903 - Reliance and Shamrock III, sailed their second race yesterday, and Reliance won her second victory.

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01015VRELIANCE JUST MISSES FINISHING ON TIME

Cup Yacht Race Fails to be Decisive by Six Minutes. Shamrock III, Outsailed in Light Winds, Drops Far Astern of the Defender

LogoNYT Aug. 28, 1903 - The light winds that prevailed yesterday about Sandy Hook and off the Jersey coast were not strong enough to drive Reliance and...

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01294VCHALLENGER OUTSAILED

Shamrock III. Lost in Dense Fog Misses Finish Line. Small Fleet to Cheer the Winning Yacht.

LogoNYT Sept. 03, 1903 - Reliance won her third race from the third Shamrock yesterday, and the reward of her three victories is the title.

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