1910 Brighton Regatta
Regatta At Brighton
The annual regatta of the Sussex Motor Yacht Club began yesterday at Brighton in fine weather. The sea was smooth, and in ideal condition for skimming.
Mrs. Edgar Thornton’s hydroplane Columbine accomplished two notable performances. In a race for the Venture Challenge Cup she had Lord Howard de Walden’s Pierrette well beaten before half the course was covered. Pierrette ultimately gave up. In the afternoon Columbine beat Mr. Mawdesley Brooke’s Baby V by 57 seconds in a two miles scratch race over a straight course. A handicap for cabin cruisers was won by Mr. H. J Preston’s My Lady Adfa; and Mr. Foss’s Fosko won the handicap for the Daily Telegraph Challenge Cup.
The regatta will be continued to-day.
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Sep. 14, 1910, p. 19)
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Racing At Brighton
The annual regatta of the Sussex Motor Yacht Club was concluded at Brighton yesterday. The weather was fine, and with the wind off-shore in the afternoon there was smooth water for the hydroplanes.
Mrs. Edgar Thornton’s Columbine (scratch), Lord Howard de Walden’s Pierrette (2min. 44sec.), and Mr. Mawdesley Brooke’s Baby V (5min.) contested one of the most interesting races of the season. Pierrette and Baby V took their time allowances at the start, and at the finish only 11sec. separated the first boat from the last. Baby V was the winner, and Pierrette was second, a length astern. The two skimmers appeared later in the afternoon in an all-comers handicap. In this Pierrette beat Columbine by 11sec., but both were beaten on time allowance by Mr. J. M. Bellairs’s Mineric. The annual scouting contest for the Standard Challenge Cup was won by Mr. W. T. Ashdown’s Firefly. Early in the morning eight buoys, representing "floating mines," were cast adrift within a clearly defined water area. The boat which sighted most of these was to be the winner. Firefly sighted three.
A handicap for boats of over 8 and under 20 knots was won by Mr. J. M. Bellairs’s Mineric.
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Sep. 15, 1910, p. 17.)
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