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Loïck PEYRON (Voiles et Voiliers July 2014)

05676VTHE MISCHIEF THE WINNER.

YACHTING IN HEAVY SEAS — THE GRACIE DEFEATED ON TIME ALLOWANCE.

Copyright © The New York Times - Published: October 21, 1881 : Yachting 20 miles to the windward in a heavy sea is fine sport for yachtsmen who are not fond of smooth water, but it is not very easy work. The race yesterday was the last of the series sailed by first class sloops of the New-York Yacht Club, and the course was laid 20 miles to the windward of the point of Sandy Hook.

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Reach for the Start: MISCHIEF, 1881 - by Russ Kramer"Mischief... magnificently handled, easily outdistanced the Atalanta, a new yacht, hastily built... and bungled around the course by an alleged crew, who would have been overmatched in trying to handle a canal boat anchored in the fog".

This was the description of a Spirit of the Times journalist in his article about the 1881 challenge.

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RESOLUTE WINS 4th RACE BY 9 MN 58 S.

Cup Series Is Now Tied; Deciding Contest To-day.

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1920 - It was a runaway race, from the start off Ambrose Lightship, where the defender danced away from the snub-nosed, green boat at the start and flitted into the face of the ten-knot wind.

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03493VFrom the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (March 30, 1901)

The very liberal policy which is being pursued by Mr. Thomas W. Lawson, the owner, and Mr. B. B. Crowninshield, the designer, of the 90-foot racing yacht, which is now under construction in Boston, for the defense of the America Cup, comes in pleasing contrast to the secrecy which of late years has surrounded ...

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HaroldVanderbiltV2Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (July 6, 1884 – July 4, 1970) was a railroad executive, America’s Cup yachtsman with three Cup defenses, commodore of the New York Yacht Club, and originator of contract bridge.
He is the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith and great-grandson of the shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt.

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GeorgesSteersVGeorge Steers (Aug. 15, 1819 – Sept. 25, 1856) one of 13 children, was born in Washington, USA. His father Henry Steers was engaged as Naval Constructor for the U.S. Government. He was a native of Devonshire, England, and learned his trade at the Royal dockyard at Devonport, coming to this country in 1819 and securing employment at the Washington navy yard. In 1827 the older Steers removed with his family to New York, where he built the first government dry-dock.

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EversCGVI live in a small village in Holland in the neighborhood of Rotterdam. I was already fascinated by everything about sailing. As the son of a tugboat captain I spend from my 5th year all my spare time on the water. I endlessly made drawings of boats on newspapers and pieces of paper. The foundation for all my marine art is ever based on those early experiences.

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