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1934 : CHALLENGE N°15

Sir Thomas Sopwith replaces Sir Thomas Lipton and his sailboat Endeavour will shake America.

Thomas Sopwith in 1911LONDON, Oct. 17.--England today challenged the United States to another series of races for the America's Cup.

At a special meeting of the International Yacht Racing Union today the Royal Yacht Squadron issued at challenge on behalf of Thomas 0ctave Murdoch Sopwith, aircraft manufacturer and designer.

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Yankee and Rainbow with their spinnakers flying during a pre-America's Cup trial race for the defenders position.  Rainbow won the spot to defend the Cup and went on to win the 1934 America's Cup.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.Vanderblit and Morgan head America's Cup syndicates

November 1, 1933.— Where three years ago four candidates, Enterprise, Weetamoe, Whirlwind and Yankee were built and raced in an elimination series for the honor of defending the America’s Cup, only two syndicates definitely are being formed thus far for the 1934 match.

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Block Island Sound off NewportNegotiations with the Royal Yacht Squadron for holding the races for the America’s Cup having been completed, the conditions to govern the match were announced yesterday by the New York Yacht Club.

The contests again will be held in Block Island Sound off Newport, R. I., where the late Sir Thomas Lipton made his last try for the old trophy in 1930.

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YACHTS JOCKEYING FOR POSITION JUST BEFORE START OF RACE YESTERDAY. Endeavour Leading Rainbow as the Boats Approach the Line.RAINBOW GAINS BIG LEAD BUT RACE IS NO CONTEST AS TIME LIMIT EXPIRES.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 15. -- Under a sky trellised with clouds that were unfruitful of breeze, Endeavour, the British challenger, and Rainbow, the defender, attempted to sail their first America's Cup match today.

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http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/john-sutton-endeavour-and-rainbow-neck-and-5145066-details.aspxENDEAVOUR WINS FIRST RACE, A TEST OF MEN AND YACHTS; LEADS BY 2' 09"

NEWPORT, R. I., Sept. 17. - Endeavour won. The British yachtsman, T. O. M. Sopwith, aviator and amateur helmsman, sent his blue hulled craft around the course today 2mn 9s faster than Harold S. Vanderbilt could drive the Rainbow.

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Endeavour & Rainbow, America’s Cup 1934 by Richard M. FirthENDEAVOUR AGAIN SAILS HOME FIRST BEATING RAINBOW IN SECOND RACE BY 51 S.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 18. - Today's race was triangular, first a close reach to the east of Block Island, then a beat to windward toward Point Judith and finally a broad reach back to the mark.

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Montague Dawson - The Greatest Race, Endeavour vs Rainbow, 1934RAINBOW OUTSAILS ENDEAVOUR 3 MN 26 S BY GREAT SPURT IN LAST 11 MILES.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 20. -- In a blaze of sunlight over a blue carpet of ocean, Rainbow, the defender, came through today to win the third America's Cup race. It made the score two contests to one in favor of the English challenger, ...

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Endeavour And Rainbow Racing Off Rhode IslandRAINBOW WINS AND EVENS SERIES WITH ENDEAVOUR; LOSER PROTESTS VICTORY

NEWPORT, R.I, Sept. 22. -- With all the sail cloth on her bulging with power, Rainbow came on today in a never-say-die spirit to take the fourth America's Cup race by 1 minute and 15 seconds from the British challenger Endeavour.

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DEWS John Steven, *1949 (Royaume-Uni) Titre : Rainbow racing EndeavourRAINBOW TRIUMPHS IN A FINE BREEZE. DEFENDER BEATS ENDEAVOUR BY 4 MN 1S.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 24. -- Finishing with her rail down and going great guns in an eighteen-knot breeze, the defender Rainbow today again defeated the challenger Endeavour in the fifth America's Cup race.

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R6VVANDERBILT PILOTS YACHT TO VICTORY

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 25. -- The America's Cup will remain in the United States. The most bitterly contested series of races for the famous old yachting trophy ended today when Rainbow, the defender, boiled over the finish line fifty-five seconds ahead of Endeavour.

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RAINBOW & ENDEAVOURX3D

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