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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)

DEWS John Steven, *1949 (Royaume-Uni) Titre : Rainbow racing EndeavourRAINBOW TRIUMPHS IN A FINE BREEZE. DEFENDER BEATS ENDEAVOUR BY 4 MN 1S.

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 24. -- Finishing with her rail down and going great guns in an eighteen-knot breeze, the defender Rainbow today again defeated the challenger Endeavour in the fifth America's Cup race.

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00049V.jpgTHE AMERICAS CUP WILL STAY HERE.
AN EASY VICTORY WON BY THE PEERLESS MAYFLOWER-DECIDING THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE.

New York Tribune : Published: September 12, 1886
The America's cup will not go across the ocean this year, for the Mayflower won the second of the international races yesterday. The victory of the American boat was so great and so complete that the race was uninteresting.

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Lancement de PuritanEvolution of yacht design

With the application of naval architecture to yacht design, there was a tendency to break away somewhat from hide-bound tradition in yacht building, and the claims of the English type of deep, narrow cutter were beginning to be heeded and its good points to be taken into consideration.

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ARROW - John B. DayBy William P. Stephens - MotorBoating oct. 1944

CONTEMPORARY with Pearl, and even more famous in racing, was the cutter Arrow, built in 1822. Her first owner, Joseph Weld, was, like the Marquis of Angelsey, one of the founders of the Royal Yacht Squadron; like the Marquis, he had ideas of his own, and he chose as a builder, Inman of Lymington, to carry them out.

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WHIRLWINDX3D

X3D is an open standard for 3D content delivery. It is not a programming API, nor just a file format for geometry interchange.

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WatsonVGeorge Lennox Watson was born in Glasgow in the same year in which the schooner America was built and raced; his father, Dr. Watson, was a noted physician, his mother was a Miss Burstall, daughter of Timothy Burstall, an inventor, and a contemporary of George Stevenson, builder of the locomotive Rocket, and engaged in similar work.
At the age of sixteen, Mr. Watson, whose tastes as a young boy inclined ..

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GerrardCFV The artist, Charles F. Gerrard, shows up in 1882 on the Sydney professional trade list as a painter, then as a marine artist and finally as simply ‘artist’. He exhibits his first works with the Royal Art Society in Sydney in 1884, consisting of coastal scenes. He is extremely well received by his contemporaries according to newspaper reports.

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WestVAlfred John West (1857–1937) was a British award-winning marine photographer in the Gosport firm of G. West and Sons from 1881 and from 1897 at the age of 40, a pioneer cinematographer. He was then active in both roles until 1913 when he sold his copyright in negative plates of yachting studies to Beken of Cowes, and his stock of positive moving film to a distributor in Glasgow who quickly went out of business and disappeared with the material without completing the purchase.

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