It's been nearly a century since Charlie Barr (1864-1911) died
of a heart attack, (born in Scotland, naturalized as a U.S. citizen in
1899) but people are still chasing the wily Scot. His unblemished three
match wins and 9-0 race record in Cup competition is still the standard
by which Cup skippers are measured (Coutts now stands at 14-0 with
three match wins).
Barr also set a transatlantic passage record aboard the schooner Atlantic in 1905 that wasn't bettered until 1980.