Vanitie

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William S. Dennis captain of the Vanitie in 1914

Vanitie was a yacht owned by Alexander Smith Cochran that was selected to take part in selection trials for the America's Cup in 1914 against Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht Shamrock IV.

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On June 17, 1914 William S. Dennis was replaced by Harry Haff, son of Hank Haff as the captain of the yacht.[1] Vanitie lost to Resolute in the 1914 trials.[2] Defense of the cup was put off during World War I. The 1920 campaign was not successful and Vanitie lost 7-4 in the final selection series,[3] again against Resolute which went on to successfully defend the America's Cup on behalf of the New York Yacht Club.

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