A Great South Bay (N.Y.) iceboat known as a scooter. Normally driven by a sail and gliding across the ice on at least four runners, a small engine powered this example, transmitting its torque motion via a spiked belt a la modern snowmobiles.
Racing on the Hudson River in 1912. The Hudson played host to a wide variety of competitions through the early years of Yachting’s life, including hotly contested iceboat races, when the river was still clean enough to freeze.
1917: Join the Navy to see the world and what do you see, you see the sea. Yachtsmen naturally gravitated to the Navy, and druing World War I, Yachting published a list of vounteers from a variety of yacht clubs areound the country.
Lt. Herbert L. Stone, USNRF, went to war and left Wililam Atkin in charge of Yachting. Atkin was a design, boatbuilder and writer. Stone returned from the war and took up the helm at Yachting for many years to come.
Sir Thomas Lipton challenged for the America’s Cup in 1920 with Shamrock IV. This portrait appeared in the July 1920 issue, along with a note from Lipton expressing his admiration for the American defenders-a brilliant marketing ploy for his brand of tea.
From the telephone to the hydroplane, Alexander Graham Bell put his brilliant mind and eft fingers to use, including creating this foil-assisted hydroplane from 1920, which had a top speed of 70 mph and rose onto its foils at about 15 mph. The cigar-shaped hull was 60 feet long.