lundi 11 juin 2012

AMERICA'S CUP - 34TH AMERICA'S CUP - SAN FRANCISCO - CATAMARAN - HISTORY - DUSTER

WHAT A PREMONITION!


One year after the launching of his catamaran Amaryllis (1876) - the first modern cat ever designed and built - Nathanael Greene Herreshoff designed John Gilpin (1877)...


©François Chevalier

©François Chevalier




In the same time, this little racing catamaran, Duster (1877), sailed by one person was cruising right past front of the San Francisco Yacht Club's club house. 


©University of California - Berkeley/Bancroft Library




135 years before the AC72 of the 2013 America's Cup first sails on the same stretch of water!

By Jacques Taglang

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