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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 […]

Nathaniel Herreshoff

Nathaniel Herreshoff (Yachting.  Born, Bristol, RI, Mar. 18, 1848; died, Bristol, RI, June 2, 1938.)  During his time, Capt. Nathaniel G. Herreshoff was America’s leading designer of racing yachts.  In the days when racing yachts were somewhat larger than they were to become, Herreshoff designed five boats that made six successful America’s Cup defenses.  Those […]

Lawrence Perry

Lawrence Perry (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Nov. 10, 1875; died, Glen Ridge, NJ, Sept. 6, 1954.)  Among the first syndicated sports columnists in the U.S., Lawrence Perry was also the founding editor of Yachting Magazine, a novelist, and a playwright.  Perry left Princeton in 1897 to join The Sun evening editions as a writer, spent […]

James Gordon Bennett, Jr.

James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (Yachting, polo.  Born, New York, NY, May 10, 1841; died, Paris, France, May 14, 1918.)  In common with many wealthy young men of his era, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., was both socially prominent and important to the development of sports in the U.S.  Bennett’s father founded the New York Herald in […]

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