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1930 : CHALLENGE N°14

The arrival of the J Class and the end of the corrected times.
The final challenge of Sir Thomas Lipton but not the best.

Illustration shows an American yachtsman shaking hands with Sir Thomas Lipton, with the America's Cup between them.On May 20, 1929, in the rooms of the Broad Street Club, the America's Cup Committee of the N.Y.Y.C. had met to discuss a challenge recently received from the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, acting on behalf of Sir Thomas J. Lipton for a series of races to be held in September, 1930, for The America's Cup. Sixteen years had passed since the receipt of the last challenge, nine since the last series of races, postponed for six years on account of the Great War.

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Enterprise passing Resolute two minutes after the start of second race (May 12) Resolute as a trial horse

During the previous winter Commodore Clark had generously offered to sail Resolute against Enterprise as a trial horse and to have her in commission by May 10. Walter Clark was better than his word, as he had Resolute not only in commission but ready to race us on May 10.

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 Rhode Island 1930: On sea trials for the America's Cup, the eventual cup winner ENTERPRISE [right] holds off WEETAMOE and YANKEE - by Adrian Rigby1. UNDER OBSERVATION, JULY 6-17

The America's Cup Committee held a meeting on board the flagship Nourmahal on Sunday afternoon, July 6, attended by representatives of each syndicate. The committee announced that the four candidates would race in pairs over the America's Cup course, races to start at fifteen-minute intervals.

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Enterprise (left) homeward bound, passing Shamrock V outward bound, in the first raceCONDITIONS GOVERNING THE RACES FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP, 1930

Conditions to govern the races for the America's Cup, under the challenge of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, dated 28th May, 1929, as agreed upon by the committees of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club.

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Enterprise (left) and Shamrock V forty seconds before start of first race2 MINUTES, 52 SECONDS LEAD

NATION HEARS CHEERS AS ENTERPRISE WINS

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 13.-- Enterprise, the yacht sailed by Harold Vanderbilt, rode triumphant over thirty miles this afternoon and defeated Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock V in the first race of the America's Cup series.

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05317VENTERPRISE SAILS AWAY FROM ALTERED SHAMROCK IN SECOND YACHT CUP RACE

LIPTON IS GRIEVED AS HE VIEWS DEFEAT

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 15.-- Wheeling around a triangular course of thirty miles with the apparent ease of a great, soaring bird, Enterprise, defender of the ...

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Forty seconds before the start of the third raceSHAMROCK DISABLED, ENTERPRISE SAILS ON TO WIN THIRD RACE

British Expert at Newport Also Says the American Crew Is Excellent.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 17.-- Enterprise, defender of the America's Cup, swept on today to her third straight victory over Shamrock V, Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger.

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Harold S. Vanderbilt, skipper of Enterprise, and thr afterguardENTERPRISE WINS SERIES AND AMERICA KEEPS CUP - HIS LAST TRY, SAYS LIPTON

SIR THOMAS MOURNS FAILURE AS FINAL

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 18.--Sir Thomas Lipton's hopes of winning the America's Cup went a-glimmering out at sea today when Enterprise, the American ...

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Easy victory for Shamrock V
If Shamrock V was clearly dominated on the water, she widely wins for the number of images. Certainly because of the short career of the American boat while the English yacht still sailing. But the book of Harold S. Vanderbilt widely compensates for this with many pictures and wealth of information on the 1930 season of the America's Cup.

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