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SCHNEIDER TROPHY, PART 3

IN THIS, the last of three mini-essays on the Schneider Trophy seaplane races, there are contrasting technologies, contrasting views on sportsmanship—and a moral victory for risk takers. As its title suggests, … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

SCHNEIDER TROPHY, PART 2

WHEN LAST we visited the Schneider Trophy seaplane races (virtually yesterday, http://www.wp.me/p2ETap-1ct), the Italians had choice of venue for the 1920 event, the fourth of an eventual 11 competitions. They … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

SCHNEIDER TROPHY, PART 1

THERE’S A rich history documenting the Schneider Trophy, seaplane races held 11 times between 1913 and 1931. It began in Monaco and was to end—somewhat ignominiously—off the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 1 Comment