|Document No 4807: THE COURSE OF THE FIFTH CHALLENGE - FIRST RACE|
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EDITION : 1885
DATE : 14 Sep 1885
COURSE : 1
DESCRIPTION SITE :
The course was the " inside " one, starting off Owl's Head, on the Bay Ridge shore, and going out to Sandy Hook lightship and back, a distance of thirty-eight nautical miles.NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
THE COURSE SAILED BY THE RIVAL YACHTS YESTERDAY
The above chart shows in exact detail the movements of the rival yachts from the preparatory whistle to the finish. When the first whistle blew the yachts were playing around between Bay Ridge and Stapleton. They promptly began to work for position. The Puritan got to ...windward and crept down slowly and cautiously with the Genesta on her starboard side. When the whistle to start blew both boats tacke, filled and walked up to the line.
In the above cut, the Puritan course is indicated by the lighter line and Genesta by the darker. Having got across, they sailed abreast,the Genesta tacking at 10:27:30 and the Puritan immediately after. They stood over for Clifton, the Puritan running closer to the wind than her rival. At 10:46:07 the Yankee boat tacked, and thirteen seconds later the Genesta followed (at b and B).
The leg was a long one, reaching to a point at C below Dix Island. The Puritan drew away from the cutter gradually and tacked at c at 12:05. The Genesta tacked twelve twelve minutes after.From then till she rounded the buoys the Puritan made extremely short tacks, going about at d at 12:19, at e at 12:32:16, at f at 12:40:45, at g at 12:53, at h at 1:02:30, at k at 1:06:30' atl at 1:16. She then took a port tack to M, passing the buoys No. 10 and No. 81/2.
After tacking at C the Genesta followed an entirely different route. She made longer stretches than the Puritan, going about at D at 12:31:40, at E at 12:49, at F at 1:05, from which point she rounded the buoys. At the point M the Genesta drew into the Puritan's wake, or so nearly there that a distinghishing line cannot be shown on this chart. There was then four minutes and ten seconds difference in their time. Their course to and around the Sandy Hook Lightship, which the Yankee boat rounded at 2:14:54 and the Genesta at 2:19:16, was almost identical, and thence back there was but a slight difference till they tacked from P to Q. The Genesta stood in toward the Hook mch further than the sloop.
After rounding the buoys till the finish line was made their course was so nearly a common one that the difference cannot be shown. The Puritan finished at 4:38:05 and the Genesta at 4:54:52.
Autorisation en cours
|BATEAUX : PURITAN GENESTA|