|Document No 4260: Valkyrie III|
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EDITION : 1895
BATEAUX : VALKYRIE III
DATE : 07 Sep 1895 - 17:08
COURSE : 1
DESCRIPTION SITE :
First America's Cup race between Defender & Valkyrie III, Defender wonValkyrie III, designed by Watson in 1894/1895; a rather wide boat compared to the 1893 Valkyrie II from where she can be distinguished always because she had her martingale, or bobstay spreader, attached to the bowsprit some two feet forward of the stemNOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
DEFENDER WINS THE FIRST CUP RACE;
Defeated the Valkyrie by 8 Minutes 49 Seconds in a Beat to Windward and Back.
OUTSAILED THE ENGLISHMAN AT EVERY POINT The American Boat Led in the Thrash to
Windward by 3 Minutes 23 Seconds.
September 07, 1895- The first of the series of races between the Defender and the Valkyrie for the America's Cup was sailed outside of Sandy Hook yesterday in a light breeze, and an "old sea" of considerable weight. The course was from a point off Seabright, N.J., fifteen miles to windward, east by south, and return...