|Document No 4319: Defender & Valkyrie|
REF : 0
EDITION : 1895
BATEAUX : DEFENDER VALKYRIE III
COURSE : 1
DESCRIPTION SITE :
First America's Cup race between Defender & Valkyrie III, Defender won.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
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...