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1871 : CHALLENGE N°2

In 1871, James Lloyd Ashbury tries his luck again and
Livonia will be the first challenger who wins a race.

Yachting in the Solent: Arrow Livonia Vanguard Egeria FoxhoundOn his return to England late in the autumn, Mr. Ashbury immediately set about building a new schooner, as he had determined before he left America to make another attempt for the Cup the following year.

He felt, however, though he had not made a formal protest at the time, that it was unfair and not in accordance with the terms under which the Cup was held...

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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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00486VThe American Yacht Columbia Victorious
The Livonia Half an Hour Behind

After Mr. Ashbury and the N.Y.Y.C. had at length agreed on the terms above referred to, Monday the 16th of October was fixed upon for the first match and the day broke with scarce a ripple on the waters of the Bay.

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00486VThe American Yacht Columbia Victorious
The Livonia Half an Hour Behind

Copyright © The New York Times : Published: October 17, 1871
After the long and apparently endless correspondence, it is a pleasant task to chronicle the details of the first of the series of matches for possession of the America Cup.

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00486VAnother Victory for the American Yacht Columbia. The Livonia Defeated on the Open Course

The second race was appointed to be sailed on the 18th October, when a fresh N.N.W. breeze gave promise of better sport.

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00486VAnother Victory for the American Yacht Columbia.
The Livonia Defeated on the Open Course.
Forty Miles in Three Hours - The Quickest Race on Record.

Copyright © The New York Times: Published: October 19, 1871:
The second of the series of international contests for the possession of the Queen's Cup was sailed yesterday, and resulted in another victory for the American yacht Columbia.

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00486VVictory of the British Yacht in the Third Race.

Still, though defeated not dejected, Capt Woods and his crew set to work to get the Livonia for the third race which was fixed for the 19th, on the day after the previous match and it was the prevailing idea that either the Dauntless or the Palmer were to be the Livonia's antagonist this time

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Category: 1871 : CHALLENGE N°2

00486VVictory of the British Yacht Livonia in the Third Race.
The Columbia - A Bad Start - Some of Her Rigging Gives Way.

The magnificent race on Wednesday between the Columbia and the Livonia had a very enlivening effect upon the series of matches for the Queen's Cup, as previously the Livonia was rather underrated, and everybody, expected to see a clean walk-over.

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04785V4Livonia Again Beaten - Sappho Wins Easily

The fourth of the series of matches was fixed for the 21st on the early morning of which day the committee-boat Seth Low, with the judges on board, left the foot of Desbrosses street at 7h 30m a.m. and steaming down found the Columbia lying at anchor off Staten Island.

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04785V4The Livonia Again Beaten.
The Sappho Wins an Easy Victory

Copyright © The New York Times : Published: October 22, 1871
The yachting contests of the past week were brought to a glorious conclusion by yesterday's race, which was one of the fairest and most legitimate that we have had yet.

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00486VAnother Race Won by the Sappho and the Match Decided

On the morning of the 23rd October, the committee boat Seth Low left the foot of Vestry street shortly after nine o’clock, and proceeded with all dispatch to the anchorage ground, opposite the New York Yacht Club House.

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00486VAnother Race Won by the Sappho and the Match Decided.
Protest from Mr. Ashbury - He will Sail Over the Course Twice More

1871 Copyright © The New York Times
Published: October 24.
The fifth race of the series of matches for the Queen’s Cup was sailed yesterday over the regular regatta course of the New-York Yacht Club.

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00486VTHE DECISIVE RACE FOR THE QUEEN’S CUP - OCT. 23, 1871
THE HARPER'S WEEKLY: Published November 11, 1871

The decisive race for the Queen's Cup, so gallantly won by the yacht America in 1851 from the flower of the English yachts, was sailed on Monday, October 23, between the Livonia and the Sappho. Our artist was a witness of the friendly contest from the start to the close; and on this page records the triumph of the American yacht in a series of pictures which show the position occupied by each of the competing vessels at different hours during the progress of the race.

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Category: 1871 : CHALLENGE N°2
Category: 1871 : CHALLENGE N°2
Category: 1871 : CHALLENGE N°2