1909 Harmsworth Trophy



Motorboat Challenge Due
British Challenge for Motorboat Race
The British International Cup
No Race This Year for the British International Trophy
Regarding the British International Trophy
British Motor Boats
No International Motor Boat Race

There is no chance of the British International Cup being brought back to this country this year, as the Motor Yacht Club has been reluctantly compelled to cancel the challenge it sent to the United States it sent in the spring. This is chiefly owing to the fact that the new international rules have increased the length of the big racer class boats to 50ft., whereas the cup rules impose a maximum length of 40ft. The United States won the trophy in 1907, and retained it last year. This year the race will be decided on August 7 at Huntington Bay, Long Island Sound.

(Transcribed from the Times of London, July 12, 1909, p. 20.)

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

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