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TRIALS RACES FOR THE DEFENDER 1914

The boats will be raced throughout the summer, about 35 races being already scheduled before trial races that will be held off Newport, between August 15th and 22nd.

The first of the preliminary races to decide which of the three new sloops, Defiance, Resolute, and Vanitie, shall have the honor of defending ...

... the America's Cup against Sir Thomas Lipton's fourth Shamrock challenger, was be held on June 2nd with only two of the contenders, Vanitie and Resolute, at the line. On the Sound off Greenwich, Vanitie beats Resolute easily by 16 minutes and 48 seconds.

 

Results of the trials races for the defender

Date Race Course First Second by Third by Score
Defiance Resolute Vanitie
June 2nd, 1914 Sound Triangle 30 miles Vanitie Resolute 16' 48" Defiance DNS 1 2 5
June 3rd, 1914 Sound AR 15 miles x 2 Resolute Vanitie 0' 11" Defiance DNS 2 7 7
June 4rd, 1914 Sound AR 9 miles x 2 Resolute Vanitie DNF Defiance DNS 3 12 9
June 6th, 1914 Fletcher Cup Triangle 15 miles x 2 Vanitie Resolute 2' 40" Defiance DNS 4 14 14
June 10th, 1914 Sandy Hook AR 30 miles Resolute Vanitie 7' 29" Defiance DNF 5 19 16
June 11th, 1914 Sandy Hook Triangle 30 miles Resolute Vanitie 1' 16" Defiance DNS 6 24 18
June 12th, 1914 Sandy Hook Triangle 30 miles Resolute Vanitie 6' 02" Defiance DNS 7 29 20
June 23th, 1914 Sound Triangle 15 miles x 2 Resolute Vanitie 16' 20" Defiance 20' 12" 8 34 22
June 25th, 1914 Sound AR 24,5 miles Resolute Defiance 3' 14" Vanitie 8' 03" 10 39 23
June 26th, 1914 Sound Triangle 30,5 miles Resolute Vanitie 5' 03" Defiance 10' 10" 11 44 25
June 27th, 1914 Sound Triangle 15 miles x 2 Vanitie Defiance 7' 42" Resolute DNS 13 45 30
June 29th, 1914 Fletcher Cup Triangle 15 miles x 2 Vanitie Defiance 15' 44" Resolute DNS 15 46 35
July 9th, 1914 Brenton's Reef AR 30 miles Resolute Vanitie 1' 19" Defiance DNF 16 51 37
July 10th, 1914 Brenton's Reef Triangle 30 miles Resolute Vanitie 33' 07" Defiance DNF 17 56 39
July 11th, 1914 Block Island AR 30 miles Vanitie Defiance 0' 19" Resolute DNF 19 57 44
July 18th, 1914 Brenton's Reef AR 14 miles x 2 Resolute Vanitie 0' 53" Defiance 1' 56" 20 62 46
July 31th, 1914 Glen Cove 35 miles journey Resolute Vanitie 14' 05" Defiance DNS 21 67 48
August 1st, 1914 -> New London 54 miles journey Resolute Vanitie 5' 35" Defiance DNS 22 72 50
August 3rd, 1914 -> Newport 40 miles journey Resolute Vanitie 2' 11" Defiance DNS 23 77 52
August 4rd, 1914 Vincent Astor Cup Triangle 38 miles Resolute Vanitie 5' 19" Defiance DNS 24 82 54

 

On July 24, 1914 DEFIANCE is out of the Cup trials. G.M. Pynchon, head of syndicate, officially withdraws tri-city yacht.

On August 5, 1914 the New York Yacht Club's Summer cruising fleet was formally disbanded at noon at a signal from Commodore Dallas B. Pratt's flagship Sea Fox. The race for the cup offered by King George V. of England was declared off upon receipt of the news that England had declared war on Germany.
Sir Thomas Lipton had telephoned the Associated Press that on account of the declaration war by Great Britain, he has withdrawn his yacht from Cup race.

Resolute will then be towed to Bristol and hauled out. Vanitie will towed to Lawley's Yard in Neponsit, where she was built, and laid up.

The America's Cup was postponed and did not resume until 1920.

 

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