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Charlie Barr

Hard driving skipper

April 26, 2002
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**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.

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