Muskrat: A Surprise Bid for the America’s Cup

Published on July 15th, 2013

By Fletcher C. Bauman
After reading Scuttlebutt 3879, I couldn’t agree more about the mess that the 34th America’s Cup has become. I thought about that at and pulled an old photo out of my archives.

I thought this photo might have a little resonation, such as, why don’t we get back to the old school of racing. We have lost our way.

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This is the original litho of author Doug Hanks of Oxford MD, who wrote “Muskrat: A Surprise Bid for the America’s Cup“. Hanks wrote this magnificent story about how the people of Oxford mounted a bid for the America’s Cup in Perth.

Doug Hanks is in the center, in the checkered shirt that he always wore. Moving from left is Howie Lapp , my dad Dr. Robert C. Bauman, and Peter Bailey. To Doug’s right is Duck Bradley, and his beautiful bride Xan.

This is a classic!

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