|Document No 4808: THE COURSE OF THE FIFTH CHALLENGE - SECOND RACE|
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EDITION : 1885
DATE : 16 Sep 1885
COURSE : 2
DESCRIPTION SITE :
The course was set for a twenty-mile run down wind and a beat backNOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
THE SECOND COURSE SAILED BY THE RIVAL YACHTS
In the chart the arrow W shows the direction of the wind.The line A B is the imaginaryline at which the start was made. It was at right angles to the direction of the wind and passed through the Scotland Lightship and L the judges' boat. The complete line shows the course pursued by the Puritan; the dotted line, that pursued by the Genesta.
The Genesta being ahead at the start, P shows the point at which the Puritan passed her.The Puritan laid a straight course to the turning buoy B. The Genesta keeping more to the south, G shows the point at which she had to jibe in order to run under the lee of the turning buoy B. Having the wind on her quarter after jibing, the Genesta passed the Puritan and rounded the buoy B first.
When started to beat back to the lightship, the Puritan was tothe leeward of the Genesta and behind her. Both boats came about at nearly the same instant at S. In running from S to T the Puritan outfooted the Genesta, passing her at R. Thus when they came about again at T, the Puritan was considerably to the windward and but little astern of the Genesta.
In running down to the lightship, the Puritan slowly gained on the Genesta until at N, blanketing her at M. To avoid this the Genesta came upintothe wind at M and went under the weather quarter of the Puritan. By this manoeuvre she reached a position slightly to the windward but astern of the Puritan. Thereafter they followed the same course and maintained the same position until the finish line A B was crossed.
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|BATEAUX : PURITAN GENESTA|