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1851-1937

   "If we can fly today in the San Francisco Bay, this is because there have been "adventurers" like Walter Greene and Mike Birch.
   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

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00984VCUP RACERS UNABLE TO FINISH IN TIME

Shamrock Was Leading Columbia When Race Was Called Off.

LogoNYT Oct. 1st, 1901 - The next meeting of the yachts, on Tuesday, October 1st, was fruitless, there not being enough wind in which to finish the race.

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Falling production

Little inspiration among the artists for this edition of the Cup. The proximity of the war, the domination of Shamrock in the early series, perhaps the return of yachts to a more reasonable sizeall this has cooled the ardor of painters as photographers.

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The Schooner Yacht 'Cambria', 188 Tons, Racing off Ryde, 1868 - Arthur Wellington Fowles"I have always regarded the model of Cambria as one of the finest in the very fine collection in the model room of the New York Yacht Club. I was on board her during several of her races and I think her failure to win was due to clumsiness of rig rather than to a defect in the model."

The compliment was all the more relevant coming from a fine connoisseur and an attentive witness of the first America’s Cup challenges, Captain Roland F. Coffin.

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RAINBOW LAUNCHED AT BRISTOL YARDFifteenth victorious defender of the America's Cup

Rainbow was built in 1934 and commissioned by Harold Vanderbilt at the Nat Herreshoff yard in Bristol (New England). The yacht was designed by William Starling Burgess. Vanderbilt named her Rainbow, hoping for a better future in times of great depression.

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Above all, he was modest.

Roderick Stephens, Jr. (1909-1995) was a renown yachtsman of the twentieth century. Born in New York City in 1909 Stephens began his sailing career off Cape Cod in 1919. In 1928 Roderick Stephens left Cornell University after one year to work up through the ranks at the Henry Nevins boat yard on City Island.

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BollesVEdwin Hale Lincoln (1848-1938) was a well-recognized American fine arts photographer who was one of the few photographers that created platinum prints.

Edwin Hale Lincoln was born in Westminster, Mass., in 1848, the son of a Universalist minister. He served as a drummer in the Civil War and then as a page in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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CozzensFVBorn in Livingston, Staten Island, New York in 1846, Cozzens became one of the era's better known sea painters recognized primarily for his early depictions of the fledgling New York Yacht Club racing events. He was also noted for his portrayal of naval events and maneuvers.

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