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martin schulz
03-05-2003, 12:28 PM
...I thought I help all those people out there frustrated about the Victory of the Alinghi to overcome their pain with some nice pics I found:

http://www.fky.org/aktuell/ac/2pictures.php4

http://www.fky.org/aktuell/ac/1pictures.php4
http://www.fky.org/aktuell/ac/pictures%202.php4
http://www.fky.org/aktuell/ac/pictures%205.php4
http://www.fky.org/aktuell/ac/pictures%203.php4

Of course I know what boats they are - do you?

John B
03-05-2003, 01:37 PM
Hard to tell in that size.
I'll punt at
Reliance
J with the double clew not Whirlwind , Yankee?. can't remember the defender that year.Mind you, it's dark!....mmm Endeavour.Did the challengers use the double clew.?
Columbia
Dunno the 12 metres.

[ 03-05-2003, 02:43 PM: Message edited by: John B ]

Doug Wood
03-05-2003, 02:08 PM
Sure is nice not to see sails, spars and hulls littered with corporate logo's, huh?

JimD
03-05-2003, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Doug Wood:
Sure is nice not to see sails, spars and hulls littered with corporate logo's, huh?I'll second that. Corporate sponsors spending millions of $ to paste their garish ads on boats that fall apart when the wind picks up.

Alan D. Hyde
03-06-2003, 09:50 AM
Much as do many of the sponsoring corporations themselves, in a stiff economic breeze...

Alan

TomRobb
03-06-2003, 12:41 PM
LOL :D

martin schulz
03-06-2003, 02:39 PM
Ok - time is up.

The right answer is:
Valkyrie II 1893
Endeavour II 1937
Shamrock I 1899
Columbia 1958
Sceptre 1958

John B
03-06-2003, 03:25 PM
Valkyrie( I don't know whether it was 1 or II) was the one T boned and sunk by Satanita in Scotland.

I looked at Dennis Connors Am Cup models for a few hours in 2000 and decided then that Columbia( the first one, not the 12) and her competitor Shamrock II? were the ultimate aesthetically as far as I was concerned. Those later yachts... Resolute and Shamrock 4 from 1920 just didn't do it for me.