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Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt (Sailing.  Born, Oakdale, NY, July 6, 1884; died, Newport, RI, July 4, 1970.)  Harold Stirling Vanderbilt was the son of William K. Vanderbilt, president of the New York Central Railroad at a time when the industry was dominant and the Central was one of the dominant roads in the industry. Yet, despite his […]

Cornelius Shields

Cornelius Shields (Sailing.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Apr. 7, 1895; died, New Rochelle, NY, Oct. 15, 1981.)  Cornelius Shields, Sr., is recognized in America as one of the most highly respected sailors of the 20th century.  As an ambassador-at-large for yachting, he served the sport for five decades.  Shields was also a tough championship-caliber competitor who […]

Arthur Knapp

Arthur Knapp (Sailing.  Born, Bayside, NY, Jan. 5, 1907; died: Greenwich, CT, June 15, 1992.)  For decades before and after World War II, Arthur Knapp, Jr., of the Larchmont Yacht Club was  one of the country’s leading competitors in boats of all sizes and descriptions.  In 1924, he was one of the first winners of […]

Emil (Bus) Mosbacher

Emil (Bus) Mosbacher (Sailing. Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Apr. 1, 1922; died, Greenwich, CT, Aug. 13, 1997.) During the post-World War II era, Emil Mosbacher, Jr., was the pre-eminent yachtsman in the United States. It was a position he earned through diligent effort and dedication. His training started very early. At age five, Mosbacher was […]

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