WHAT A PREMONITION!
One year after the launching of his catamaran Amaryllis (1876) - the first modern cat ever designed and built - Nathanael Greene Herreshoff designed John Gilpin (1877)...
In the same time, this little racing catamaran, Duster (1877), sailed by one person was cruising right past front of the San Francisco Yacht Club's club house.
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135 years before the AC72 of the 2013 America's Cup first sails on the same stretch of water!
By Jacques Taglang