1909 Harmsworth Trophy
Regarding the British International Trophy
The Secretary, Motor Boat Club of America,
Nine Murray Street
New York, U. S. A.
I beg to confirm my cable of the 8th inst., withdrawing the challenge of the Motor Yacht Club for the British International Cup contest, to be held on August 7th at Huntington Bay, Long Island Sound. I am instructed by the Committee of the Motor Yacht Club of England to express to the Motor Boat Club of America their deep expressions of regret at being thus compelled to abandon the challenge for this year. As I informed you in my previous letter, we have done everything in our power to obtain a suitable challenger, but unfortunately all the negotiations which have been in progress with this object have fallen through, and there is now no chance whatever of our being able to send an English boat across the Atlantic this Summer.
It is a disappointment that is keenly felt by the noble donor of the Cup, the members of the Club, and by all interested in the sport of motor-boat racing. Trusting that next season we may be fortunate enough in securing a worthy representative to send over for the contest,
Believe me, dear sir
W. A. Jupp
(Transcribed from The Rudder, August 1909, p. 108.)
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