There is a nostalgic process of experiencing the 30s. Experienced yachtsmen have a certain lyrical craving for J-class yachts by that time.
Sir Thomas Lipton - yachtsman
O! It was truly a class of yachts for the elite. The best and most talented yachtsmen participated in races on J-class yachts. Beginning in 1929, such monohulls were chased for the famous America's Cup.
In those glorious times Sir Thomas Lipton (founder of the Lipton tea empire), at the age of 79, for the last time, at the age of 79, he challenged the Americans in the race for the America's Cup on a J-class yacht. He has taken part in this race since 1899 and it was after his final participation in the America's Cup that his Lipton tea brand became known all over the world, and especially in America.
The thing is that after his last participation in this elite race, in which he put so much effort and effort, the "Best of All Losers" Cup was created especially for him.
In 1993, after the death of Sir Thomas Lipton, he was inaugurated into the America's Cup Hall of Fame and is considered one of its most honorary members.
The great yachtsman and tea tycoon died in London in 1931 at the age of 83, of which more than 30 years Sir Thomas Lipton devoted to professional yachting and sailing racing.
Thus, the last race for the America's Cup glorified Sir Thomas Lipton all over the world, and raised his tea empire to a new level!
From childhood, Thomas Lipton was attracted by the sea and boats. Since Thomas sailed a lot on ships with his parents, and in 1864 he was accepted as a sailor on a steamer, his passion for sailing grew every day. And this passion grew into a serious hobby for yachting, which was the meaning of life for Sir Thomas Lipton until the end of his days.
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