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FIRST RACE AND FIRST PROBLEM

Category: 1895 : CHALLENGE N°9

01289VTHE YACHTS REMEASURED.

When the yachts came home after the first race, it was known to none but the regatta and cup committees of the New York Yacht Club that Lord Dunraven had made a charge bearing an imputation of fraud, to Mr. Latham A. Fish, the New York Yacht Club member sailing on Valkyrie III...

namely: That in his opinion Defender sailed the race immersed three or four feet beyond her length as measured on September 6th. This was coupled with a request for remeasurement.

"Lord Dunraven stated," reported the America's cup committee subsequently, "that he believed the change had been made without the knowledge of Defender's owners, but that it must be corrected or he would discontinue racing."

The two yachts were towed to Erie Basin on the 8th, remeasured, and marked, as requested by Lord Dunraven. Only one-eighth of an inch difference was found in the water-line of Defender, and one-sixteenth in Valkyrie.


Publié le 9 Sept. 1895
THE YACHTS REMEASURED.
No alteration in Defender's time allowance necessary.
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Publié le 9 Sept. 1895
THE YACHTS REMEASURED.
No discrepancies found by Hyslop.
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