1936 President's Cup
Potomac River, Washington DC, September 26-27, 1936


President's Cup Regatta
Washington, Sept. 26-27, 1936 Race Summaries

Class A (Amateur) Outboards

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bullet Summaries

First heat, five milesówon by Jack van Deman, Red Bank. N. J.; second Thomas Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa.; third, Gar Wood Jr., Algonac, Mich.; fourth, Douglas Fonda, Orange, N. J.; fifth, George H. Grippen, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. Timeó7:23 4-5. Speedó40.558 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Wood; second, van Deman; third, Tyson; fourth, Fonda; fifth, Grippen Timeó7:21. Speedó40.816 m.p.h.

Final standingóvan Deman, 700 points; Wood 625: Tyson, 525; Fonda 338; Grippen. 154.

Class B (Amateur) Outboards

First heat, five milesówon by Wood; second, Fonda; third. Al Deemer, Brookville, Pa.; fourth, Gerard Sheeran, Brooklyn, N. Y.; fifth, Bob Rowland, South Norfolk, Va. Timeó3:55 2-5. Speedó43.332 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Deemer; second, Rowland; third. Bedford Davie, Tuxedo Park, N. Y.: fourth, Wood; fifth, Sheeran; sixth, Alan Eichber, Buffalo. N. Y.; seventh, Fonda. Time 6:40 1-5. Speedó44.978 m.p h.

Final standingóDeemer. 625 points; Wood, 569; Rowland, 427; Sheeran, 396'; Fonda, 371.

Class C (Amateur) Outboards

First heat, five milesówon by James Mullen II, Richmond, Va.; second, Deemer; third, Fonda. Timeó6:05 4-5. Speedó49.207 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Mullen; second, Deemer. No other finishers. Timeó6:03 3-5. Speedó49.505 m.p h.

Final standing Mullen, 800 points; Deemer, 600; Fonda, 225.

Midget Outboards (Open)

One heat, 3 1-3 milesówon by Miss Molly Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa.; second, Miss Irene Defibaugh, Woodside, Del.; third, Miss Elise Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa.; fourth, Mrs. Mary Daller, Chester, Pa. Timeó6:52 2-5. Speedó29.391 m.p.h.

91 and 135 Cubic Inch Inboard Hydroplanes

One heatófive milesówon by Baby Pep, Frederick Hahn III, Philadelphia; second, Eagle, Edison Hedges, Atlantic City, N. J.; third, Winkle III, John L. Hyde Jr., Washington; fourth Wooden Horse, James W. Orme Jr., Washington; fifth Hazel, Earl Lofland, Wilmington, Del. Time ó 7.05 4-5. Speed ó 42.273 m.p.h. (Eagle's speed, 40.053 m.p.h., new world for 91 inch class)

President's Cup Race

First heat, fifteen milesówon by Notre Dame, Clell Perry, Detroit Y.C.; second. El Lagarto, George Reis, Lake George Club; third Ma Ja II. John M L. Rutherfurd, Montauk Y.C.; fourth, Imshi, Bennett Hill, Detroit Y.C.; fifth, Miss Canada II, Harold Wilson, Ingersoll, Ontario; sixth, Hotsy Totsy III, Victor Kliesrath, South Bend Y.C.; seventh, Miss Cincinnati Jr., Robert H. Herman, Cincinnati. Timeó15:41 3-5. Speedó57.3 m.p.h (Delphine VIII, Frithiof Ericcson, Detroit Y.C., capsized and sank at end of fourth lap). Second heatówon by Ma-Ja II; second, Notre Dame; third, Hotsy Totsy; fourth, Miss Canada II; fifth, Miss Cincinnati Jr.; sixth, Impshi (beat starting gun and had to run extra lap). El Lagarto dropped out on second lap. Timeó15:424-5. Speedó57.252 m.p.h.

A. P. B. A. Championship, 225 Cubic Inch Hydroplanes

First heat, five milesówon by Miss Manteo II, H. A. Greef, Manteo, N. C.; second, La Cucaracha, Philip Geis, Riverside, Conn.; third, Tops, Jack Cooper, Kansas City, Mo.; fourth, Wilmer III, Dr. Cecil Bagley, Baltimore; fifth, Baby Tours II, Warner Steinbach, Maplewood, N. J.; sixth, Baby Tool's, Orrin H. Barnes, Mt. Arlington, N. J.; seventh, Black Imp, Charles C. Shuler, Hamilton, O.; eighth, Ginger, A. J. Schwarzler, New York City; ninth, Zippy Too, John H. Shade Jr., Philadelphia; tenth, Nelson, Robert N. Stevens, Washington. (Snail II, George Cannon, New Rochelle, N. Y. capsized; Sketches, J. G. Beard, Springfield, Mass., filled and sank). Timeó5:25 Speed - 55.384.

Second heatówon by Miss Manteo II; second, Baby Tours II; third, Baby Toots; fourth, Black Imp; fifth, Apex, J. T. Milliken, St. Louis, Mo.; sixth, Zippy Too. (Ginger disqualified for premature start. Lacucaracha and Tops broke down). Timeó5:47 2-5. Speedó51.814 m.p.h. Final standingó Miss Manteo, 800 points; Baby Toots II, 427; Baby Toots, 320; Lacucaracha, 300; Black Imp, 240; Tops, 225.

Class A Outboards (Professional)

First heat, five milesówon by Karl Pannacci, Seabright, N. J.; second, C. Mulford Scull, Ventnor, N. J.; third, Fred Jacoby Jr., North Bergen, N. J.; fourth, Miss Maryland Codd, Towson, Md.; fifth, Douglas Stuart, Billerica, Mass.; sixth. Francis H. Williams, Cornwells Heights, Pa. Timeó7:20. Speed - 40.909 m.p.h.

Second heatówon by Pannacci; second, Jacoby; third, Stuart; fourth, Williams, fifth, Scull; sixth, Miss Codd. Timeó7:39 1-5. Speedó39.198 m.p.h. Final standingóPannacci, 800 points; Jacoby, 525; Scull, 427; Stuart, 352; Miss Codd, 264; Williams, 264.

Class B Outboards (Professional)

First heat, five milesówon by Dick Neal, Kansas City, Mo.; second, Les Buckman, Baldwin, L. I.; third, Jacoby; fourth, Milford G. Harrison, Vermillion, O. Timeó6:39. Speedó45.112 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Neal; second, Harrison; third, Philip Gore, Towson, Md.; fourth, Samuel Crooks, Rum-son, N. J.; fifth, Jacoby. Timeó7:011-5. Speedó42.836 m.ph. Final standingóNeal, 800 points; Harrison, 469; Jacoby, 352; Buckman, 300.

Class C Outboards (Professional)

First heat, five milesówon by Scull; second, Jacoby; third, Neal; fourth, Crooks; fifth, John Sasnett, Washington; sixth, Thom Cooper, Kansas City, Mo.; seventh, James Altman, New Kensington, Pa.; eighth, Harrison; ninth, Harper Chance, Salem, N. J.; tenth, Frank Schmutz, Merchantville, N. J. Time--6:05 3-5. Speedó49.234 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Jacoby; second, Neal; third, Altman; fourth, Harrison. Timeó6:09 4-5. Speed-48.675 m.p.h. Final standingóJacoby, 700 points; Neal, 525; Scull, 400; Harrison, 222; Crooks, 169.

Outboard Handicap (Free-for-All)

One heat, five milesówon by Miss Molly Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa. (Midget); second, James Mullen II, Richmond, Va. (Class C); third, Scott Morrow, Bradford Woods, Pa. (Midget); fourth, No. J-14, not listed; fifth, Morton Daller, Chester, Pa. (Midget); sixth, Miss Elise Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa. (Midget); seventh, Thomas Tyson, Chestnut Hill, Pa. (Class A).

Inboard Runabouts, Class H

One heat, five milesówon by Imp II, Mrs. Maude Rutherfurd, Sands Point, L. I.; second, Nelson, Robert N. Stevens, Baltimore; third, Lady Gen II, David Gerli, New York City; fourth, Miss Lizzy, James W. Orme, Washington; fifth, Nittany Lion, Frank Smuzzey, Philadelphia. (Zippy, Andrew Crawford, Washington, disqualified for premature start). Timeó7:004-5. Speed-42.775 m.p.h.

Inboard Runabouts, Class I

One heat, five milesówon by Lady Gen III, David Gerli, New York City; second, Damp Wash, Edward C. Baltz, Washington. Timeó6:45 2-5. Speedó44.401 m.p.h

Inboard Runabouts, Classes C and D

One heat, five milesówon by Joe Don, Joseph Monigle, Wilmington, Del. (Only starter). Timeó8:003-5. Speed-37.554 m.p.h

Inboard Runabouts, Class E

One heat, five milesówon by Imp II, Mrs. Maude Rutherfurd, Sands Point, L. I.; second, Amaco, John Roads, Lancaster, Pa.; third, Nelson, Robert N. Stevens, Baltimore; fourth, Myne, E. T. Fox Jr., Locust Valley, L. I.; fifth, Nittany Lion, Frank Muzzey, Philadelphia. Timeó6:59. Speedó42.959 m.p.h.

John Charles Thomas Trophy Race, 225 Cubic Inch Hydroplanes

First heat, ten milesówon by Miss Manteo II, H. A. Greef, Manteo, N. C.; second, Snail II, George Cannon, New Rochelle, N. Y.; third, Baby Tool's II, Warner Steinbach, Maplewood, N. J.; fourth, La Cucaracha, Philip Geis, Riverside, Conn.; fifth, Zippy Too, John H. Shade, Philadelphia. Timeó11:33 3-5. Speedó51.904 m.p.h. Second heatówon by Miss Manteo II; second, Snail II; third, Baby Toots II; fourth, La Cucaracha.

Timeó14:04 3-5. Speed 12.614 m.p.h. Third heatówon by Miss Manteo II; second, Snail II; third, La Cucaracha. Time -16:39. Speedó36.029 m.p.h. Final standingó Miss Manteo II, 1200 points; Snail II, 900; La Cucaracha, 563; Baby Toots II, 450.

President's Cup Race

Final heat, fifteen milesówon by Ma Ja II, John M. L. Rutherfurd, Sands Point, L. I.; second, Notre Dame, Herbert Mendelson, Detroit; third, Miss Cincinnati Jr., J. C. Fisher, Cincinnati; fourth, Hotsy Totty III, Victor Kliesrath, South Bend, Ind. (Impshi, Bennett Hill, Detroit, broke down on second lap). Timeó15:433-5. Speed-57.216 m.p.h. Final point standingóMa Ja, 1025; Notre Dame, 1000; Hotsy Totsy, 489; Miss Cincinnati, 423; El Lagarto, 300; Miss Canada, 296; Impshi, 264.

American Speedboat Championship

One heat, fifteen milesówon by Betty V, Melvin Crook, Upper Montclair, N. J.; second, Jay Dee, John M. L. Rutherfurd, Sands Point, L. I.; third, Miss Saranac, Edmund Guggenheim. Roslyn, L. I.; fourth, Restless II, Stephen Seth, Baltimore. Timeó14:58 3-5. Speedó60.093 m.p.h.

(Reprinted from Power Boating, November 1936, pp.51-52)


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