New Aspects in Sport History The Olympic Lectures:Proceedings of the IXth ISHPES Congress, Cologne, Germany. 1., Aufl.
Sport, History, and Heritage:Studies in Public Representation
In 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled to Deer Isle, Maine, to recruit the nation´s best sailors, an ´´All American´´ crew. This remote island in Penobscot Bay sent nearly 30 of its fishing men to sail Defender, and under skipper Hank Haff, they beat their opponents in a difficult and controversial series. To the delight of the American public, the charismatic Sir Thomas Lipton sent a surprise challenge in 1899. The New York Yacht Club knew where to turn and again recruited Deer Isle´s fisherman sailors. Undefeated in two defense campaigns, they are still considered one of the best American sail-racing teams ever assembled. Listen to their fascinating story and relive their adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Willett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016540/bk_acx0_016540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.