"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)

Photos of Shamrock IV, challenger of America's Cup 1920Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

On April 22, Captain Turner and twenty-three members of the crew of the yacht Shamrock IV. will sail for New York on board the steamer Lapland.
On June 2, SHAMROCK has had her first trial spin. She had two and a half hours of it in very light to fair breezes on the Sound. Designer and skipper are well pleased with impressive speed of the Yacht.

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01916VWilliam Burton had sailed in more than 1000 boats in British waters. For twenty five years, yachting has been his favorite sport, but instead of making a play of yachting he has made it a study just as much as he has his business. He is one of those men who never stay at anything. Everything that he undertakes he enters into with heart and soul. For that reason he is also master of a pack of hounds and during the season is an ardent huntsman.

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CharlieBarrVWho is this genius?

And what his training that so peculiarly fitted him for his high estate? A Scotchman by birth, a sailor by nature, a grocer by early training, and navigator and helmsman of imperishable fame by dint of indomitable will, unequaled skill, infallible judgment, and an irrepressible love of boats and all that pertains to them.

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PlatjeMVMaarten Platje was born in Rotterdam in 1967.Already in his youth, the Dutch landscape with its waterways and ships was the subject of his drawings and paintings.

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