1908 Harmsworth Trophy
Huntington Bay, New York, July 27-28, 1908
The International Cup
(From Our Correspondent)
New York, Aug. 2.
A high wind prevented the running of the motor-boat race for the International Cup yesterday afternoon at Huntington Bay, and the race was postponed until to-morrow. The ten-mile course to be run three times is on Long Island Sound, outside the bay, where waters were covered with turbulent whitecaps, which made the running of small fragile craft, especially American boats built for speed in smooth waters, out of the question. A fashionable crowd foregathered at the Chateaux des Beaux Arts, opposite the Bay, while numerous automobiles lined its grounds. The bay was crowded with private yachts and launches, as though all the society summer colonies in the neighbourhood were present in force. For the benefit of the disappointed spectators one of the American defenders, Dixie II, and two other boats gave demonstrations of their powers round the bay. Dixie II, on which Americans depend to retain the Cup, impressed the spectators by the speed at which she cut the waves with her nose above water, leaving a ribbon of foam behind her. The two feared British challengers, Wolseley-Siddeley and Daimler II, quietly rocked at their anchorages inside the Bay while Dixie II made her lively spurt. The two other American defenders are the Usa and the Den.
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Aug. 3, 1908.)
[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page. LF]
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