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Ok chaps which Shamrock is it ? Both Shamrock III and Shamrock V were dismasted in trials before going to the US for the cup. It was after SV's dismasting that Thomas Lipton gave up and sold SV to Tommy Sopwith. Yes, that, Tommy Sopwith, he of Camel fame.
I couldn't find any record of a dismasting during the Cup itself.
Cool pic Alex. Do you have the Beken of Cowes book ? I'm sure it's still in print but was published at least 20 years ago.
Edit - S II was also dismasted, horror of horrors with the King of England onboard. That was in 1901 btw. He had been invited out to watch the Shamrocks 1 and 2 race each other and decided he'd rather be on board S2 than be a mere spectator.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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Last edited by tdw; 03-19-2008 at 03:12 PM.