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THE GREAT YACHT RACE.
2'bw Yokk, Oof. 9. -Flashing in the sunlight and dashing ovor the sons, the great Vigilant to-day won the second of the series of races for the America cop; It wa a great and glorious victory and when the rape was finished there was no shadow npon the waves of an immediate parting between Amorica and the Amorican cnp. Prom start to finish, in her own wind, and in the sort of son which she onght to lore, the Valkyrie was so badly beaten by the groat boat from Bristol that it occasioned a feeling of sorrow, almost, among Amorican yachts mon that the boat of Lord Dun ravon should have come so far and havo fared so poorly. It was a defeat such as has seldom beon seen in an inter national raco, and it was the defeat of a boat which came over with a record and reputation such as no other boat sent after tho trophy won in 1S51 has had. It was a victory as complete and as decisive as could possibly bo won. There were no flukos or flaws of the wind, no bother ing excursion boats and no acci donts of any kind. On every point of sailing tho Vigilant provod horsolf to bo tho bettor boat, and when she proved horsolf a bottor boat thnn tho Valkyrie sho provod herself to bo tho fleetest boat that was ever launched. Tho best boats of England have been defeated by tho Val kyrie, and whero in tho world, outsido of Amorica, can a 3acht be found to sail successfully against tho bast of tho Royal squadron? But, to-day, when with nil her sails drawing, with her poworfnll hnll conquering and overcoming tho waters until they woro hor slaves, and every wave that rolled only served to boar her onward, tho great white sloop swept across tho finish lino whilo tho "Valkyrie was hull down astern. Tho raco of Saturday dispelled tho foars that American yachts mou havo had for tho pro wess of tho British boat. Tho race, to-day sottled the matter, and tho only thing that Amer ican yachtsmon complain of is (heir own foolishness in being scared by tho Valkyrie. But that is an old story. There is not a yacht which has come a-sooking for tho America's cup but what yachtmon havo had certain foars here. They have soon hor good points where others havo not, and it is one of tho first qualities of tho yachtsman as well as of the soldier not to undervalue the strength of a adversary. But all the waves that roll on Sandy Hook, and all the winds that blow from the fruitless fields of the sea sang to-night tho story of the glory of the vic torious Vigilant Deep as tho waves that roll was the meaning of her "victory, and far as the breezo can bear it will spread her fame. She is the Vigilant, and eternal vigilance is the arico of liberty. Into the morning sea, and tader a sky which gave promise of ar iaorexsisg wi&d, the two champions of the two great atari ti&dK&tks of the world were Qd et Imead ike ehamsek and shoals of the lower bay to Sandy Hook lightship. A groat fleet came -down after them, excursion boats and tugs and yachts, and tho flagship May was there ready to give the i preparatory and starting signals, ' and to take the ofnoial time of ' the yachts. j Tho wind was blowing a fair ! sailing breeze from southwest to south, and rather a heavy swell was running in from a direction somewhat more to the eastward, which was broken on its surface by the wind. The two yachts sailed about watching each other carefully, the Valkyrie keeping closer to tho starting line as she run than the Vigilant, and both boats having up their jibs only for feeudsail. The wind Was increasing and they both had up their inter mediate club topsails. 2sot their larg-st ones, for no one now how hard it was going to blow, and both boats wanted to hold on to the club topsails as long as they could. Tho May hoisted signals show ing the course, and ten minutes before tho starting time, 11:23, fired the preparatory gun. Tho signals showed that tho face was to be sailed over a triangular course and tho first leg was to bo southwest by southwest by south , tho second east one-half south and tho third northwest, one-half west. This was intended to give ten miles of windward work, ten of reaching and ten of running, but as is usual in sailing a triangnlar courso it did not do so, for the second and third legs were both reaches Tho wind had probably hauled a little raoro to tho westward, or tho compasses wore not accurate. "When the starting signal was given at 11:25, the two yachts wero closo together, neither of tthom having got far away from tho other. In all their sailing about wait ing for the signal the Valkyrie wasji littlo closer to the line, but Vigilant was to tho windward, y both had set their jibs, and :uTjt!ieir sails were drawing. Tho two boats made for tho lino on a starboard tack, the Valkyrie go ing faster than the Vigilant. Tho Valkyrio passed over first. The Vigilant was two seconds behind her. Tho sails of both boats were drawing for every pound they wero worth, and it was hard to say which suit of sails sot best. At first it seemed as if those of the Valkyrie were doing better work, but as one gazed it could bo aeon that it was not so and the sails of the American boat were drawing bcHier. The Valkyrio gained. There was nodoubt of it She seemed to havo the speed of all the winds in her and taking the seas on her full bows, sho went down toward tho dim outlines of the Jersov coast It looked bad for the Yankee boat, but it was not As the Valkyrie began to draw ahead new speed seemed to come into tho Vigilant and rushing forward she overhauled her. Both set their small jib top sails, tho Vigilant doing it first, ad their speed increased. Tho wind in the meantime was fresh en sag. The Vigilant came a the port take and the Valkyrie followed. It was evident now that the American boat was ahead and every minute increas- I ed her speed. They came on the starboard " MUiQ ' lani was more than ever percepti- ble. She seemed to be leaving her antagonist behind in a man- ner which left little doubt as to i the result of the race. f The Valkyrie saw it and split ; tacks with the Vigilant Going i on the port tack gain she held I that tack for a little time only, ; and then came on the sturboard i tack. j They wero approaching tho ! mark now, and all tho time the Vigilant had been eating out to wiudward of the Valkyrie. The Valkyrie was sailing as closo to the wind as sho could, but the Vigilant held the wind ward' position better than her antagonist So they sprang to ward the first mark and every rainuto increased the. lead of the Vigilant "When tho American boat rounded the race was already won and the Valkyrio was as lonely and forsaken as were tinder similar circumstances and in like weather the j-achts that last summer contended against tho Vigilant in tho races oft New port The Vigilant rounded tho first mark 4 minutes and 45 seconds ahead. Tho wind was blowing fifteou miles an hour and steadily increasing. There was a great gap of sun-lit and wind-tossed waters between the two boats, for the Valkyrio had been badly beaten iu windward work, and the America cup was safe. Tho race was won, and every minute only served to increaso the victory of tho Vigilant. After rounding tho first mark tiie ynchts took in their baby jip-topsaiis and set bigger ones. They were not fidl-grown bal loons, but wero big Ones. Tho Vigilant eased hor sheets and went swift as greyhounds run when tho leash is slipped. Tho Valkyrio was sailed closer and lost steadily all tho time. Tho seas were ruffled and sparkling and dancing, aud far away before the British cham pion plunged the white sloop of America. The Vigilant was so far ahead before one-half of the distance from tho first to the second mark was covered that all the fleet of boats of ob servation had left the Valkyrio and wore jingling up their bell to catch tho Vigilant Tho Vigilant took in hor big jib topsail and set a smaller one. The Valkyrie did tho same. As the second mark was reached the jib topsail of tho Vigilant came in. She had on u balloon staysail. Sho rounded the se cond mark jibing hor boom over to port and stretched away for the finish, going as never boat under similar conditions of wind and weather went before. Under her bows whifo foam was shining in the sunlight, and clean against the sky her sails of beauty rose. There wasswifi ness, power and victory in every curve of sail and every lino of hull. Slowly, and as if -it mattered littlo how lone she was about it, sho ran ap her baby jib top- sail and then broke it oat. j In the meantime, far, far ! astern, the lovelv Valkyrie, with (Contiaaed oa fourth page.) 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