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1851-1937

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Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

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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America's Cup 1871, LIVONIA vs. COLUMBIAA tempestuous passage

The new challenger, Livonia, left Cowes on September 2d and after a slow and tempestuous passage of twenty-nine days, during which she was hove to in a hurricane, and lost sails, broke her foreboom, and carried away her bowsprit, arrived at Staten Island on October 1st.

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Four candidates for one place

The four candidates for the honor of defending the cup met for the first time on the New York Yacht Club cruise. Little definite was learned here of their relative speed, owing to a succession of light, baffling winds, with fog, while on the first day of the cruise. 

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'Mayflower' Leading 'Puritan', America's Cup Trial Race, 18861886

Mayflower was the second defender designed by Edward Burgess for the General Paine. She was built at George Lawley's yard at City Point that winter and was launched on May 6th. During its first trials, Puritan (1885) defeated it easily.

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Gerard B. Lambert, Sr. had an association with the America’s Cup that spanned the J Class years of the 1930’s and the beginning of the 12 Metre era in 1958.
In 1928 Lambert bought VANITIE, the unsuccessful Defender candidate of 1920, for the express purpose of converting her to the new J Class rule and using her as a trial horse for the four new American J Class yachts built for the 1930 Defender trials.

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HalsallWFVWilliam Formby Halsall was a marine painter based in Massachusetts. Born in England, his family settled in Boston when he was young. Halsall worked as a sailor for seven years until 1859. In 1860 he began studying fresco painting with William E. Norton, a marine artist and contemporary of his in Boston who was also a former sailor.

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GilbertJMVJoseph Miles Gilbert was born in London on 26th April 1799, son of Joseph and Matilda Ann Gilbert: he also reportedly had a younger brother, William, who became an Indian army officer and eventually a General. He first comes to notice as winning a silver medal...

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