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1937 : CHALLENGE N°16

The end of the J Class with the Super J Ranger. Third consecutive victory
of Harold S. Vanderbilt with the architect William Starling Burgess.

Mr. and Mrs. T.O.M Sopwith aboard the yacht with Frank Murdoch. From the Edwin Levick Collection.Fairey, Briton, Proposes That Races Be Held With Smaller Class K Boats. Planned Year Ago, in Event of Endeavour's Failure to Make Bid for Trophy.

LONDON, Aug. 31.-The long-awaited British challenge for the America’s Cup already has been sent to New York by C. R. Fairey, airplane builder and owner of Shamrock V.

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YANKEE LEADING RANGER OVER THE STARTING LINE OFF NEWPORT - The race committee's yacht Wilhelmina is in the foreground as the two America’s Cup candidates begin their first trialU. S. Yachts to Race in Three Series of Tests

March 26, 1937.— There will be three trial series for the defense candidates as in 1930 and 1934. They again will be the preliminary series, the observation one and the final trials. The first two will consist of approximately seven races each, and the last will be carried out until the cup committee selects the defender.

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Text of Conditions for Yacht Race

The text of the conditions which will govern the America's Cup races next Summer and which were agreed upon by the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club follows:

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00418VRANGER BEATS ENDEAVOUR II BY BIGGEST MARGIN IN FIFTY YEARS

Huge Newport Spectator Fleet Ranges From Rowboats to Ocean-Going Craft; FOG COVERS RETURN OF FLEET TO HARBOR But Skippers Report Perfect Day of Cruising in World's Biggest Sports Arena.

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The start of the second raceRANGER SCORES BY 3 MILES FOR SECOND VICTORY IN ROW

Ranger won her second straight of the America's Cup races, and in doing so administered to the challenger, Endeavour II, the worst defeat over a triangular course of thirty miles in the long history of the prized trophy.

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A.D. Blake - "Endeavour II" and "Ranger" at the start of the 3rd America's Cup race, 1937.U.S. YACHT TAKES THIRD RACE IN ROW

Ranger Defeats Endeavour II by 4 Minutes 27 Seconds Over 30-Mile Course. Vanderbilt Needs Only One More Victory to Retain the America's Cup
Wonder of the sea so far, the great Ranger today won her third straight race in the America's Cup series.

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Endeavour II jumps the gun, race IV, 1937 America's cup off Rhode Island vendu par Sotheby's, New York, on vendredi 14 avril 2000RANGER WINS FOURTH RACE IN ROW AND KEEPS AMERICA'S CUP IN U. S.

Vanderbilt Yacht Sets Series Record, 3:07:;49, for 30-Mile Triangle.
Endeavour II Trails by 3 Mins. 37 Secs., Best Showing, Though Forced Back for Premature Start

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Few photos for this edition of 1937. Perhaps because of the crisis, Ranger has not had the success he deserved, whether in the selection trials than for the Cup matches or in regattas after the Cup.

Two main sources for 1937 photos : The Mariners' Museum with the Edwin Levick collection and the Rosenfeld Collection.

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