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Paul Pless
03-24-2015, 09:08 AM
http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SY-America-during-naval-email.jpg

C. Ross
03-24-2015, 10:12 AM
Badass.

I'd just throw the cup at it and not bother to race.

Gerarddm
03-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Winning through intimidation. The very definition of rakish.

ahp
03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SY-America-during-naval-email.jpg

I am confused. All of the pictures I have seen of "America" with her original rig did not show top masts and she had only one foresail, a very simple rig, but fast. Later her English owners almost doubled her sail area, and she didn't do so well, baggy English sails maybe.