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1876 : CHALLENGE N°3

First Canadian challenge and victory of Madeleine against Countess of Dufferin.
Schooners last appearance in the Cup.

Countess of Dufferin ready for launching at CobourgThe English offside

After Mr. Ashbury, with his letter writing propensities, had departed, the New York Yacht Club came in for some pretty-severe criticism in England — criticism which the facts, especially as to the last series, did not warrant. The club had conceded many points beyond those imposed under the strict wording...

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Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3

The Madeleine’s VictoryTHE MADELEINE'S VICTORY
A brilliant Race Very Handsomely Contested

After the disappointing showing made by his boat in the Brenton Reef race. Major Gifford, her managing owner, asked for a postponement to give him time to get some new light sails made, and it was finally arranged to start the first race, which was to be over the regular New York Yacht Club inside course, on August 11th.

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Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3

The Madeleine’s VictoryTHE MADELEINE DEFEAT THE CONTESS OF DUFFERIN BY TEN MINUTES AND FIFTY-NINE SECONDS

Copyright © The New York Times : Published: August 12, 1876
A bright cheery morning, the Long Island shore steeped in sunshine, and sunshine crowning the heights of Staten Island and flashing on the pleasant waters of the bay and on the white sails ...

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Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3

00231VTHE GREAT YACHT RACE.

THE MADELEINE VICTORIOUS IN THE DECIDING CONTEST.

The sun., August 13, 1876 - This first race settled pretty conclusively the merits of the two boats and the second race, the following day, was chiefly interesting by reason of the presence of a third boat on the course, though, naturally, not in the contest.

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Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3

00231VVICTORY OF THE MADELEINE.

SHE DEFEATS THE COUNTESS OF DUFFERIN BY 27 MINUTES AND 14 SECONDS.
THE QUEEN’S CUP REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE NEW-YORK YACHT CLUB.

Copyright © The New York Times - Published: August 13, 1876
Inasmuch as the contest of yesterday between the Madeleine and the Countess of Dufferin was the outside or ocean race, it had been decided that the steam-boat Gladwish would leave the battery at 7:30.

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Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3
Category: 1876 : CHALLENGE N°3