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The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...



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August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 

* 1st America's Cup
* Yacht "America" wins


Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.
This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as the race for the "America's Cup".
Listed are each of the contenting yachts with details, and considerable reporting on the race. Part of the report includes: "...and the Royal yacht, having run close by the America under half steam for a short distance, went on towards Osborne. Off Cowes were innumerable yachts and on every side was heard the hail, --'Is the America first?' --The Answer 'Yes'. 'What's Second?'--The reply, 'Nothing'...". The intent was that only first place mattered.
Terrific to have this report in this venerable London newspaper.
Complete in 12 pages, wide never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War