AUTEUR : Anthony D. Blake
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EDITION : 1899
DATE : 20 Oct 1899 - 12:00
COURSE : 8
DESCRIPTION SITE :
America's Cup, 1899, Race 3. " Columbia leads Shamrock I "NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
on canvas 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
Race 3 for the 1899 America's Cup between "Columbia" and the challenger "Shamrock I", was described at the time, as the most exciting race in America's Cup history. In a 20 knot breeze the yachts raced over a 30 mile course off Sandy Hook, New York, consisting of a 15 mile run to the leeward mark, followed by a 15 mile beat back to the finish. There was a large spectator fleet following the yachts which were surfing down the running sea and waves at speeds approaching 13 knots. Commodore J.P. Morgan's steam yacht "Corsair" is seen on the right side, and Sir Thomas Lipton's steam yacht "Erin" is on the left side.
"Columbia" managed to hold off "Shamrock I" until the leeward mark. On the beat back to the finish "Columbia" pulled away and finished 6 minutes and 34 seconds ahead on corrected time to win the America's Cup. "Columbia" was designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff and built for the New York Yacht Club syndicate of Commodore J.P.Morgan, ex-Commodore E.D. Morgan and C. Oliver Iselin. "Shamrock I" was designed by William Fife Jr. and built for Sir Thomas Lipton.
THE AMERICA'S CUP WILL REMAIN HERE; Columbia Makes it Three Straight from Shamrock.
WON BY OVER SIX MINUTES
NEWPORT, R.I., Oct. 20. - The cup is safe, and Columbia is the gem of the ocean. The yachting supremacy of the United States is just where it was before the formidable Shamrock was turned out of the brain of Will Fife of Fairlie, and there is a place for another challenger as soon as one can be found who will undertake the task of "lifting" the cup....LICENCE :
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