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   To understand the future, we must know and respect the past."

Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

00255VCOLUMBIA LEAVES SHAMROCK BEHIND

British Yacht Loses by More Than Ten Minutes.

LogoNYT Oct. 17, 1899 - After seven failures to accomplish the feat, the first of the series of races for the America's Cup was sailed yesterday. The result was that the American yacht crossed the finish line ...

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Puritan v GenestaSeveral postponements

September 7th opened with a thick fog hanging over New York Bay, and through this the racers and a big excursion fleet, loaded to the guards with a patriotic and enthusiastic crowd of sightseers, felt their way down to the Scotland lightship off the Hook.

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Photographs of start of Resolute and Shamrock made for The Evening World from Curtiss Airplane, Pilot Olson, at altitude of 250 feet. The pictures were taken by Bide Martin and were delivered within ninety minutes.
Crowds greeted the arrival of The Evening World airplane at Centre and Worth streets to-day, when It brought photographs of the start of the International Yacht Race, taken at Ambrose Channel just as the boats crossed the line.

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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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ConradPVGraphiste pour des chantiers navals,architectes navals, entreprises nautiques et maritimes (Beneteau, Stardust, Cunard, Coupe de l'America, etc...) Philippe Conrad a acquis une grande expérience dans ces domaines, et ensuite est devenu peintre de marines.

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James Gordon BennettJames Gordon Bennett, Jr. was the son of James Gordon Bennett, the founder and publisher of the New York Herald. The son was groomed to be publisher all his life, and as sole owner and publisher, he busied himself throughout his long life in finding ways to spend the largest assured income in America (with the possible exception of William B. Astor and commodore Vanderbilt) for the benefit of the paper and himself. Perhaps not in that order.

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