Oh I like this instantaneous acceptance of comments.
Larry Ellison - in his dreams
Perchance did this fellow gallivant with the Ladies of Larchmont. (highly speculative mind you!)
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Not Phil Hartman.
Not Eliot Spitzer, but you are getting warmer.
Not Geraldo RIvera. But you are not a million miles from the right answer.
I have no evidence that this sailor ever gallivanted with the ladies of Larchmont. But you are on the right track. He did belong to a yacht club in New York state.
Just posted clue #4.
If this is correct, then perhaps Tweezerman knew the answer first: Wilson Marshall at Larchmont
Litoralis is correct in that there is symbiosis between Tillerman and Tweezerman on this quiz but I don't think Wilson Marshall (a great read from the NYT bu the way - thanks Litoralis) is the one. I will be interested where Tillerman found the picture.
Tweezerman is correct. This is not Wilson Marshall.
In good time I will reveal where I found the picture in the quiz. I also have found another picture of this gentleman, along with the other members of the crew he sailed with in 1905.
Thanks to Litoralis for his guess that the picture is Wilson Marshall who won the Kaiser's Gold Cup in 1905 and in the process set a speed record for sailing across the Atlantic. Unfortunately his answer is wrong.But there is an interesting story related to his answer which may lead to another blog post. By the way, the skipper on Marshall's record-breaking crossing was the famous Charlie Barr, also well known as a winning America's Cup skipper. Marshall was "merely" the owner of the boat.
Just posted clue #5.
Fred Mabbett?Canada Cup
Ding ding ding. It is indeed the (not very) famous Rochester YC sailor, Fred A. Mabbett. More details and another picture or Mr. Mabbett in another post shortly.I find it interesting that my readers guessed Fred A. Mabbett more quickly than they guessed the correct answer to my other recent photo quiz picture of a young Prince Philip sailing.