Talk:Deed of Gift

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The text doesn't match the original at the link above. The sentence "Vessels selected to compete for this Cup must proceed under sail on their own bottoms to the port where the contest is to take place." does not appear in the version on that site. --74.67.152.103 05:26, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

The text now matches the version of the deed on the e-link above. In 1882, the original deed (1852, re-dated 1857) was modified by to include the clause, "Vessels selected to compete for this Cup must proceed under sail on their own bottoms to the port where the contest is to take place" (in conjunction with other clauses) to prevent non-seagoing vessels from competing in the America's Cup. Several years later the deed was re-written again but it retained the clause. Finally, in 1956, the clause was deleted to allow the 12-metre class, a non-seagoing class of yacht, to be eligible for competition in the America's Cup. The corrected part of the text was drawn from my history of the Deed of Gift: The Deed of Gift of the America's Cup and related manuscripts from the archives of the New York Yacht Club (2006, revised edition 2007). R S Tsuchiya November, December 2007.

The note on the page says that the text includes the "own bottom" amendment. Perhaps this can be solved by keeping it in the text, but striking it out so the reader knows it was later removed. John Vandenberg 23:07, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks to Mr. Vandeberg for suggesting to add a striking out feature. That idea was implemented today. RSTsuchiya 19:40, 2 December 2007 (UTC)