"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)

Peintures Photos Gravures Journaux Modeles

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Committee Will Inquire Into Lord Dunraven's Charges To-day.

LogoNYT Dec. 27, 1895 - The investigation will be in the model room of the New-York Yacht Club this morning at 10 o'clock.

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Yankee and Rainbow with their spinnakers flying during a pre-America's Cup trial race for the defenders position.  Rainbow won the spot to defend the Cup and went on to win the 1934 America's Cup.  From the Edwin Levick Collection.Vanderblit and Morgan head America's Cup syndicates

November 1, 1933.— Where three years ago four candidates, Enterprise, Weetamoe, Whirlwind and Yankee were built and raced in an elimination series for the honor of defending the America’s Cup, only two syndicates definitely are being formed thus far for the 1934 match.

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Sappho was a model widely inspired by the lines of America. It was cut by William Townsend, the main modeller of the C. and R. Poillon Bros shipyard, situated in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and then built in 1867 for Richard Poillon. In fact, he built it on speculation, without a commission, thinking he could quickly sell the beautiful schooner.

For that reason, it was sailed across the Atlantic to Cowes, England, by Captain Tom Baldwin the following year. The crossing took 14 days.


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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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ChPaineVCharles Jackson Paine (August 26, 1833 – August 12, 1916) was an American railroad executive, soldier, and yachtsman who was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Paine was born August 26, 1833 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of Charles Cushing Paine and Fannie Cabot Jackson, and great-grandson of Robert Treat Paine, one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.

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BernathSVSandor Bernath was born in Hungary in 1892, but emigrated to the United States as a youth. In the early 1920’s, Bernath was an up and coming artist in New York City. He became a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Brooklyn Society of Modern Artists.

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SchellFHVFrancis (Frank) Henry Schell (1830-1909) was born September 12, 1830 in Philadelphia. He came from a large family, having six brothers (including a younger brother, Frederic B. Schell, who also became a ‘Special Artist’ for Leslie’s) and a sister.

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