1908 Harmsworth Trophy
Huntington Bay, New York, July 27-28, 1908
The International Motor-Boat Cup
Chateaux des Beaux Arts, Long Island, Aug. 3
Commodore Schroeder's Dixie II won the International Cup in the motor-boat race run this afternoon in Long Island Sound, and the trophy has been returned to the United States. The race was from the start between that boat and the Wolseley-Siddeley.
The two British and the three American boats competing started in irregular fashion, all being scattered with the Dixie ahead of the others when the signal sounded, and she retained her lead throughout the 30-mile course. On the first ten- mile lap she was 57sec. in front of the Wolseley; on the second the Wolseley had slightly gained, the Dixie being only 16sec. ahead; on the third and winning round the Dixie passed the goal 49sec. before the Wolseley.
The race started at 3.5 p.m. and was finished by the Dixie at 9min. 57sec. past 4, the Wolseley followed at 10min. 46sec. past. The Daimler II abandoned the race on the first round. The other two American boats, the Usa and the Den, were considerably behind throughout, but, considering their capacity, made good running.
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Aug. 4, 1908, p. 5)
[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page. LF]
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