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Author Richard V. Simpson sheds new light on long-forgotten stories of the early quests for the coveted Cup.

Author: Richard V. Simpson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614234463

Category: History

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For over one hundred and fifty years, the America's Cup has been the premier prize as yachtsmen have been pitted against sailors from around the world in an effort to win this prestigious race. The race takes its name from the champion schooner America, which was created due in large part to the efforts of New York Yacht Club founder John Cox Stevens. Author Richard V. Simpson sheds new light on long-forgotten stories of the early quests for the coveted Cup. Among the notable yachtsmen profiled are Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, who earned a special award for being the race's best loser, and Ted Hood, who owned a sail-making company that developed the Dacron cloth from which the twelve-meter sails were cut. This history comes to life with exciting descriptions of the yachts, the races and the colorful personalities of those who longed to capture the greatest prize in yacht racing.
2012-04-24 By Richard V. Simpson

Author: Bob Field

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ISBN: OCLC:154056512

Category: America's Cup

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1991 By Bob Field

Author: Stanley Rosenfeld

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ISBN: LCCN:78104537

Category: America's Cup

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Also included in this volume are sailing techniques, maneuvers and useful nautical terminology.

Author: Richard V. Simpson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 1596293292

Category: History

Page: 156

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America’s Cup: Trials & Triumphs is a concise history of some of the most interesting of the international struggles for possession of the acclaimed Cup. But more than that, Simpson writes about the ingenuity and technical advancements made over the years in hull and sail design for swift oceangoing sailing yachts. Not satisfied by relating only the history of the America’s Cup challenges and defenses, Simpson illustrates some of the interesting events that have changed commercial sailing into the popular sport of sailboat racing. A sport that was once the singular pleasure of wealthy barons of industry is now enjoyed by thousands of middle-class citizens from many nations with access to the sea. Also included in this volume are sailing techniques, maneuvers and useful nautical terminology.

And his colorful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic. In A Full Cup, Michael D'Antonio tells the tale of this larger- than-life figure.

Author: Michael D'Antonio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101188750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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An in-depth biography of Sir Thomas Lipton, the founder of Lipton Tea-a portrait of a remarkable self-made man and intrepid sailor. Today Lipton means tea. However, in his time Sir Thomas Lipton was known for much more. Raised in desperate poverty, he became rich beyond his wildest dreams. He built a global empire of markets, factories, plantations, and stockyards. And his colorful pursuit of the America's Cup trophy made him a beloved figure on both sides of the Atlantic. In A Full Cup, Michael D'Antonio tells the tale of this larger- than-life figure. Beginning with a journey across the United States just after the Civil War, Thomas J. Lipton developed the ambition and learned the business techniques that helped him create the first chain of grocery stores. Wealthy before the age of thirty, he set his sights on the tea trade, and soon his name became synonymous with his product. Lipton's great business success makes for a compelling story of innovation and achievement. Moreover, though, Lipton's most intriguing creation was a public persona-one of the first formed with the help of a modern mass media-that appealed to millions of ordinary people, as well as the elites in America and Europe. Concocting simple stunts like elephant parades, Lipton mastered the new art of obtaining free publicity. With shameless self-promotion, he became one of the world's most eligible bachelors, a patron of the poor, and ultimately reached legendary heights when he revived the competition for the America's Cup. With one losing attempt after another, the gallant Lipton, who didn't even know how to sail his own yacht, became ever more popular. D'Antonio's biography brings to vivid life this remarkable figure.
2010-07-08 By Michael D'Antonio

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ISBN: OCLC:28903409

Category: America's Cup

Page: 32

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1970* By

There are more American syndicates than ever vying for the honor of becoming
the challenger and getting the cup ... single race in America's Cup trials only
made him redouble his efforts and spend even more millions of dollars in the
quest of ...

Author: Robert Newton Bavier

Publisher: Dodd Mead

ISBN: PSU:000014592102

Category: America's Cup

Page: 279

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The first 11 chapters follow the original background story (relating to skippers, match race tactics, role of computers, designs, protests, selection committees, and matches nearly lost. The concluding 4 chapters are devoted to the stunning chain of events that made up the historic 1983 match races with a forecast of what might happen in 1987.

Author: Alan Marks

Publisher:

ISBN: 0642527482

Category: America's Cup

Page: 401

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1987 By Alan Marks

These people had come from the bogs of Ireland and the smog of Manchester at
the turn of the century in the quest for a dream ; their short lives were
beleaguered by the incessant attention of flies , lack of proper hygiene , sickness
, accidents ...

Author:

Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated

ISBN: 0911378723

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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1987 By

America’s Cup San Francisco covers it all, from the story of bringing the world’s oldest sporting trophy to the Golden Gate Yacht Club and building the new-look America’s Cup organization, to the launch of the AC72s—the fastest, ...

Author: Kimball Livingston

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 1608872483

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

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America’s Cup San Francisco covers it all, from the story of bringing the world’s oldest sporting trophy to the Golden Gate Yacht Club and building the new-look America’s Cup organization, to the launch of the AC72s—the fastest, most demanding catamarans on the planet. Get to know the teams who wield these powerful boats, the design challenges behind their build, and how the world’s best sailors harness the elements to make them fly. With a distinct focus on San Francisco, this souvenir keepsake not only follows the quest for the world’s oldest trophy as it unfolds in the blustery winds and beautiful waters of San Francisco Bay, but also offers a unique perspective on neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city. Complete with photographs from the world’s foremost marine photographers and a removable race map, America’s Cup San Francisco: The Official Guide is the ultimate companion to the 34th America’s Cup.
2013-07-23 By Kimball Livingston

This is author Richard V. Simpson's fifth title concerning the quest for the America's Cup-the Blue Riband prize for the sport of large ocean racing yachts.

Author: Richard V. Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1625451016

Category: America's Cup

Page: 176

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Thomas J. Lipton's America's Cup Campaigns is the saga on one man's three decade obsession with winning the America's Cup. This is author Richard V. Simpson's fifth title concerning the quest for the America's Cup-the Blue Riband prize for the sport of large ocean racing yachts. In this book, Simpson relates brief stories of some of the most interesting of the early races for the Cup which lead up to the Lipton challenges. The narrative covers the development of the early sloops and schooners from wood, to metal and the challenges faced by designers. For this narrative Simpson has searched century-old tabloids for early sport writers' predictions and observation of the contestants; he has resurrected many long-forgotten contemporary accounts relative to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century yachts built especially as America's Cup racers. This historical account of the Lipton and Herreshoff face-offs is a sterling read for professional, amateur, and armchair sailor.
2015-07-15 By Richard V. Simpson

In retrospect , his anthology now seems like the first experiences in the America's
Cup . The same impulse was ... Cup of poetry is ours ! The quest for greatness
satisfied , the desire for comparison recognised - Murray as Ahab and Moby Dick
.

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ISBN: UVA:X001758037

Category: United States

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Author: W.M. Thompson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785870902210

Category: History

Page: 402

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1902 By W.M. Thompson

SHIP HYDRODYNAMICS What did it take to recapture the America's Cup ? ... of
the most timely efforts supFor centuries , man has used his ingenuity and experi
ported the quest to recapture the America's Cup . ... Maneuverability , in months
of the failed 1983 America's Cup Defense , speed , and endurance have been
key ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924057775664

Category: Marine engineering

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1987 By

Through the years the America's Cup struck me as a gentleman's race for the
wealthy who donned blue blazers , white ... Then there was the gracious tea
mogul , Sir Thomas Lipton , who spent 30 years on the same quest and never
fulfilled ...

Author: Vernon Hines

Publisher:

ISBN: 0940089009

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

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Traces the history of the America's Cup, discusses preparations for the 1987 challenge in Australia, and estimates the chances of each ship
1986 By Vernon Hines

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016979962

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03769673U

Category: Law

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1987-02-05 By United States. Congress

He was prepared now to spend a large part of his fortune on the quest for the
America's Cup . From 1868 onwards , a series of attempts had been made to win
back the cup which the original America , a yacht specially constructed at the
order ...

Author: Robert Bartly Smallwood

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112083431335

Category: America's Cup

Page: 24

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He was prepared now to spend a large part of his fortune on the quest for the
America's Cup . From 1868 onwards , a series of attempts had been made to win
back the cup which the original America , a yacht specially constructed at the
order ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:15867624

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1952 By

122 Racing for the America's Cup , 1974 “ We deplore this approach , which is
degrading to the dignity and prestige of the ... There are many who would have
wished the Aussies luck in their quest for the America's Cup , but few who wanted
 ...

Author: Theodore A. Jones

Publisher: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company

ISBN: PSU:000004906759

Category: America's Cup

Page: 177

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