1904 APBA Gold Cup [first running]
Hudson River, New York City NY, June 23-25, 1904


Standard Is Protested

She Wins Again--Owner of Water Lily Asks Remeasurement

First Running of the APBA Gold Challenge Cup
New Auto Boat Record
Arrow Races the Standard
Standard Wins the Cup
Standard Wins Challenge Cup
Standard is Protested
Gold Challenge Cup Protest Finding
Auto Boat Cup Race

C. C. Riotte's Standard, representing the Columbia Yacht Club, won the third and final race yesterday for the American Power Boat Association's challenge cup. She defeated the Water Lily by 24 minutes 5 seconds, elapsed time, and 6 minutes 51 seconds, corrected time. Frank Seaman, the owner of the Water Lily, protested the Standard, asking for a remeasurement. If it finally is decided that the Standard won, the Columbia Yacht Club, with the consent of the American Power Boat Association, will waive the six months' notice and hold races for the trophy again in September.

They raced over the same course yesterday, starting off the Columbia Yacht Club house, at Eighty-eighth-st., and turning a mark off Piermont. They crossed the line at 3:05, and the Standard at one took the lead. The times at the turn were: Standard, 3:52:43; Water Lily, 4:03:31. So far the Standard had beaten the Water Lily 10 minutes 48 seconds, and her elapsed time was 47 minutes 43 seconds. Going home she did better. She made the sixteen knots in 46 minutes 38 seconds, while the Water Lily took 55 minutes 55 seconds.

The Standard averaged 20.35 knots per hour over the course, which is a knot in 2 minutes 27 seconds. The Water Lily averaged 16.22 knots an hour, or a knot in 3 minutes 42 seconds. In three days the Standard did 96 knots at the rate of 20.17 knots an hour, or 23.19 statute miles.

(Transcribed from the New York Daily Tribune, June 24, 1904, p. 10.)

[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page —LF]


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