[Harold Stirling Vanderbilt and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt]

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Creation: 1935

After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on board racing J-class yachts in the 1930s. Aboard Rainbow in 1937, the couple successfully defended the America’s Cup for the second time, with Gertie acting as timekeeper, observer, and afterguard and Mike as skipper. They remained avid sailors and were inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 1993.

Title

[Harold Stirling Vanderbilt and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt]

Date

Creation: 1935

Description

After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on board racing J-class yachts in the 1930s. Aboard Rainbow in 1937, the couple successfully defended the America’s Cup for the second time, with Gertie acting as timekeeper, observer, and afterguard and Mike as skipper. They remained avid sailors and were inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 1993.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0468, Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Papers

Files

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Citation

“[Harold Stirling Vanderbilt and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt],” Gallery, accessed November 19, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/808.