Thursday, January 30, 2014

Yacht Altantic

The yacht Atlantic as she was rigged in 1905 when she won the first Kaiser's Cup Transatlantic race, setting a record for conventional hull sailing ships crossing from New Jersey to Lizard Point UK that lasted for 100 years. In 1997 her record of 12 days, 4 hours 1 minute and 19 seconds was beaten by the yacht Nicorette with a time of 11 days 13 hours and 22 minutes.
 Unfortunately the Atlantic was not around to see it as she had deteriorated over the years and in 1982 sunk at a Norfolk Va. dock.

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