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that part of the time it seemed merely
a drifting contest. Rounding the first
Btake, there was a beat west by north
and here both yachts were all but be?
calmed. But always after tho first
few miles Shamrock IV led.
On the attendant boats the opinion
was almost unanimous that there would
be no race, but the amazement grew
that the Shamrock should lend in that
light wind and that quiet sea. The
breeze freshened sligbtly as the green
boat worked up to the second stake
and those who had gone beiow to loll
came up and began to tako interest
in the yachts again.
Starting on the third and last leg
the blunt nose of Shamrock was push?
ing through the quiet seas more than
& mile ahead of the defender. Even
then the suggestion that the challenger
might win a race aroused derision. There
was an almost imperceptible quicken?
ing of the breeze. It probably blew
about five miles an hour and Shamrock
hoisted more canvas and started to
reach for the "finish mark with the out?
line of the dainty defender growing
dimmer and dimmer in the distance.
From the bridge of the destroyer
Sommes Captain "Bully" Norton an?
nounced that the Shamrock certainly
would finish within her time. Then the
interest quickened. Made blas? by the
first fluky win and the second fluky fu?
tility, the watchers on the S?minos had
begun to think lightly of the sport.
But suddenly it flashed upon them
,|hat this might be the turning point,
the second victory of Sir Thomas Lip
tfin is his game struggle for the cup.
It was drawing near to the climax of
the sea fight that had been going on
since the America had brought home
that hundred guinea cup from British
Resolute in Patch of Doldrums
Then what had happened to Captain
William P. Burton of Shamrock hap- ;
pened to Charles Francis Adams of
the defender. Far to windward,
Resolute passed into a patch of the
doldrums and the challenger plowed
steadily ahead with her blunt prow,
while the faint silhouette of Resolute
became fainter and fainter.
' That tho Shamrock would pass the ?
finish mark far in the lead of the de
fender was certain, though the stub
born backers of Resolute and of
Captain Adams would not concede it.
SVen though the defender was as dim
*'s a wraith ship by this time against ,
ths gray and misty skies. But could
Shamrock make up the seven minutes
and a fraction of handicap and the
other seconds at the start?
Within half a mile of Shamrock all
the navigators, amateur and profes?
sional, aboard the destroyer Semmes
?ft'ere doubtful. The scene suggested
no excitement. There was Shamrock
?with her frowsy looking sails, her
blunt nose and a bowsprit as ugly as
a? railroad tie stuck forward on her in
a hurry, plowing along nosing the
water like a green China pig rooting.
She w. s no more attractive than a
hay scow running for her dock.
Sirens Shrill a Welcome
The attendant boats were crowding
up to be in at the finish and the faint
outline of Resolute flitted in and out
behind their outlines. The Semmes
unded the official tug and hove to
j.'.st beyond the finishing line. With
he1 mainsail, her club top and a
reaching jib up, Shamrock" IV came
ncrops the finish line. Her nose
seemed to bump awkardly against the
red and white hull of the lightship,
but she swung olear and seemed to
flounder across.
The sirens shrilled and the steam
whistles howled a welcome. The
little vachts, the launches and the
tugs were jostling for position. Every
sort of timepiece was brought into
requisition and they watched the sec?
onds ticked "off as Resolute came up
to the mark.
After the green Shamrock had
swung by the mark r-he drooped her
jib and flitted back ?rid forth beyond1
the line waiting for Resolute to come j
up. The minutes passed as they;
C? unted them off on the attendant
boats. Captain Burton had relinquish?
ed the wheel and stood in his shirt
.siccves watching the dainty rivai
sloop come up.
In the cockpit sat Mrs. Burton
watching her watch. Resolute had
come out of the mists. She was no
longer a wraith vessel. She was a
jiving boat coming up rapidly, her
clean cut bow cleaving aside the water
impatiently. She was hurrying, hurry?
Time Limit Passes, Burton Relaxes
Captain Burton clutched a rope and
Watched intently, glancing now and
then at' his wife with the watch. Reso?
lute, under full sail, seemed to be
sweeping along and with her she was
sweeping aside all the Lipton luck, all
the luck of Shamrock IV and all the sea?
manship in the fftce of mishaps that
Captain Burton hid shown. Suddenly
the skipper of Shamrock received a
signal from his wife and he relaxed.
The time limit had been passed.
It did not matter how daintily Reso?
lute swept up to the red and white
lightship now. Shamrock had won.
It had made up all or ihe handicap
that the mathematicians had imposed
upon it. In just as fluky a sea as the
one in which it had been distanced,
outsailed and outlucked Saturday,
Shamrock IV had won a clean cut
victory over the same boat and the
same crew. Captain Burton had come
back, despite a burst of criticism that
Was close to being cruel.
Burton Proves He WaB Right
"I can boat Resolute," Captain Bur?
ton told Sir Thomas Lipton when all of
Lipton's friends had sworn that he
must change ?skippers or bo made
ridiculous in this race. What must
have been the emotions of the sturdy
old baronet when he saw tho start,
with the Shamrock floundering like a
canal boat and ripping her balloon
jib, and when she finally got it up,
only Sir Thomas can tell. Whatever
his faith in Burton might have been
it must have wavered at times during
the race.
"I can beat Resolute with Sham?
rock," Captain Burton declared stub?
bornly in the secret councils that fol?
lowed the fiasco of Saturday. It might
lave been the stubbornness of the man
that impressed Sir Thomas, to whom
the winning of tho cup meant the goal
and the climax of his career.
There was the same sea pageantry
that covered the sea on the first two
starts when the yachts came up to
.the Ambrose Lightship. The smaller
power boats were a bit more numerous,
the navy blimp hung over the starting
line, and the aeroplanes buzzed around
it. The same, setting practically as
on the first day, with the exception
that the regular Ambrose Lightship
was off duty and the red ami white
relief served as the starting point.
There was a breeze in the lower bay
wh??n tiie craft started forth, but out?
side the sea seemed to be as oily anci
quiet as it was Saturday, where th(
yacnts drifted and glide4 through 8
succession of doldrums into no race
Those who claimed to know the whimsi?
cal seas outside said that there would
be no race, and if there was a race
that Resolute, which had led Shamrock
by five miles with a lirrht breeze and
quiet waters, would win easily.
Elements Seemed Against Challenger
The elements eVidently were against
Shamrock IV and against Burton.
And the sea critics, cruel as the land
critics, were waiting to see what they
. had predicted come to pass. They
.were sorry'for Sir Thomas Lipton, o?
(Course. Hut he should have listened to
? advice.
The committee boat signaled a Quar
Reefing Their Balloon Jibs
Shamrock and Resolute displaying like tactics. This photograph was taken from an airplane by Sergeant
John Rogers, United States Air Service, Mitchel Field. His pilot was Lieutenant J. B. Wright, U.S.A. *
Shamrock Wins With
Newly Designed Sail
The "Shamrock puller" won the
second yacht race for Sir Thomas
Lipton and may give him the
America's Cup. It was invented
by Captain Charles Nicholson, de?
signer of the challenger, and was
used for the first time in yester?
day's race. The "Shamrock
puller" is a small triangular jib
sail setting close clown the mast
and running from the stem of the
bowsprit to a point just below
the foot of the topmast, just fill?
ing in the space between the big
flying jib and the mast.
Designer Nicholson declared
early in the race that he would
not name the new sail until to?
day, but when Shamrock passed
the finish line well ahead of the
defender, he said "It's the 'Sham?
rock puller.' " ? . 1
ter of an hour delay in the start as
the yachts jockeyed around in barely
enough wind to keep their sails filled.
On the starting signal the Shamrock
passed around the stake, boat in the
lead. It was slow business and Reso?
lute followed within the minute. The
green sloop seemed to flounder, while
the white boat glided gracefully. Sails
broke out on Shamrock IV and trouble
broke simultaneously.
While the graceful white sloop
heeled until her bronze belly showed
as she glided past the flat-nosed green
hulk, Shamrock presented a ludicrous
figure when the balloon went up like a
twisted rag and her flat prow, with the
sawed-off railroad tie jutting out from
it, began to ship water in the ground
swells. It was no race; it was a fiasco.
It was as though Captain Burton, chal?
lenging his ill luck, hud been beaten at
the start.
Then the crew in whites* rolled up
the useless canvas as it flopped to the
deck, and in what seemed utter des?
peration Shamrock IV ran out a long
spinnaker. In the light breeze that
would not fill it this canvas fluttered
into the water. The graceful Resolute
glided by like a pretty young thing,
turning up her nose at a dowdy old
woman tangled up in tawdry draperies,
but Resolute passed to the leeward.
Later in the day one of the backers
of the American boat suggested that
this might have been supersea
courtesy upon ihe part of Captain
Charles Francis Adams in a desire to
give an adversary for whom he felt
. a sort of pity some advantage or some
chance. If Resolute gave Shamrock
! any courtesy or consideration all these
on board had plenty of cause to regret
; it later.
When the ridiculous spinnaker came
j down, Shamrock was Bailing under little
! canvas, the captain and the crew seem
? ing to be utterly baffled by their ill
I luck. Then came the triangular piece
j of canvas forward, while the yachting
| experts raked their memories to find a
I name for it. A sort of new kind of
! balloon jib?no, a reaching jib. No,
j everybody was wrong, it was a fiddler's
j jib, something that had never been
j tried in a big race before. The dc
; signer of the Shamrocks announced
j that it was to go down under the name
of "Shamrock's puller."
it did pull Shamrock, It pulled her
right out of the trough of despondency
into the. lead, and it held here there
for the first leg of the reach to the
first stake. And fdot by foot Shamrock
The first leg seemed a monotonous
one. If Resolute had been leading, :>i
most of the experting showed that she
should in that light breeze, most of
the watchers would have gone to sleep.
But in calm weather, where Resoluta
should be leading, she lagged, while
that flat-nosed Shamrock seemed to
keep moving steadily ahead and gain?
ing with a painful slowness, but
- Resolute Into the Doldrums
That was curious, but nobody seemed
to believe that it could last. The scof?
fers were predicting that Captain Bur?
ton would soon be floundering into the
doldrums, while the skipper of Reso?
lute, with his instinct for smelling out
where the wind was, would skim past
him. But yesterday it was Resolute
that went into the doldrums, while
Shamrock blundered ahead. Shortly
after 1 o'clock the sails of the defender
flapped idly while the ridiculous fid?
dler's jib, seeming to attract the
breezes, remained filled and Shamrock
moved on with the stolid stubbornness
of the captain who had said that he
could win and would win.
At half-past one the ocean was a
millpond and the moistened fingers
held up to feel for the breezes could
detect nothing. Resolute seemed utter?
ly becalmed, but the grotesque fiddler's
jib still swelled out and Shamrock's
puller continued to pull her. The dis?
tance between the boats was widening
always, in a slight breeze, and some
times, it seemed, in no breeze at all.
The green boat rounded the first
stake at almost half-past two, taking
nearly two hours for the first leg, a
reaching leg, and the betting then was
that there would be no race, for the
next leg was a beat against the wind,
and it looked as though there was no
hope for a completed race. But all the
time the wonder was growing over
what Shamrock was showing in light
weather?always providing that she
could keep that lead until time was
It was a creeping race, hardly any
more exciting than a long-distance con-'
| test between a couple of snails, if one
forgot the glamor that is supposed to
surround a race for the America's Cup.
The monotony of this thirfg made one
forget the traditions and all the com?
edy and pathose of Sir Thomas I ip
ton's concern over it.
But the breeze began to freshen.
Supposing that Shamrock, with that
decisive lead, could finish in time. It
might mean the beginning of the end
of the possession of the America's Cup
on this side of the water, and it might
mean that some American with the
samo spirit that Sir Thomas has shown
would have to make many trips across
the Atlantic.
Wind Steadily Freshens
Shamrock rounded ttie second stake
a" little after 4:30 o'clock, with the
wind steadily freshening. Captain Nor?
ton, of the Semmes, announced posi?
tively that the race would be finished
on time unless the wind died down en?
tirely, and there was no sign of this
As Resolute finally rounded the
Stake far, far to leeward the computa?
tions aboard the Semmes showed that
Shamrock, with the laboratory set time
allowance deducted, still led Resolute
by nearly?rtwo minutes, as she was
reaching home with her grotesque can?
vas drapery arranged wing and wing.
Shamrock IV had led Resolute in a
breeze that was fitful and almost a
wavering zephyr. Could Resolute make
up that difference in barely more than
.a four-knot breeze? Evidently not.'
' Still the skeptics refused to believe
in Burton or in Shamrock. They blamed
the angles when the eye saw that
Shamrock was coming while Resolute
was flitting back there in the mists.
Their eyes and their watches they re?
fused to trust. They trusted only the
seamanship of Charls Francis Adams,
but they expected too much from it.
On came the green boat, wing and
wing, to the line between the Baryton
and the lightship, careening and slop?
ping her grotesque canvas draperies.
Far behind was Resolute, a beautifully
limned, dim picture in gray and white,
but abandoned by the attendant fleet
Shamrock Is Favorite
To Win Cup Series
For the first time in the history
of the international cup races,
the challenger is the favorite for
the series in the Wall Street bet?
ting. Odds of 7 to 5 on the Sham?
rock were being quoted yesterday.
Betting on the outcome of the
third race between the Shamrock
and Resolute was reported to be
at even money.
that pushed up to greet the boat that
might be the victor.
The Coney Island ferry boat, Taurus,
the pleasure boat of the proletariat,
was the most impulsive. She shoved a
lot of well-bred power boats out of her
way and she floundered up to greet
Shamrock on her arrival. There was
a sort of bond between Taurus and
Shamrock anyhow. Taurus was the
dowd of tho steam vessels and certain?
ly Shamrock IV was a dowd among
yachts compared to the graceful but
futile Resolute.
The air planes were buzzing around
like busy hornets, and little fishing
launches nosed right up to be in at
the doings. Shamrock passed over the
line wetting her flat nose in the last
sweep around the lightship. On the
committee boat they knew when the
time was up for the coming of 'Reso?
lute, but on the other boats there was
no certainty until the announcement
wa;i officially sent out.
Only Captain William P. Burton
knew when his wife nodded that he
had made good to Sir Thomas Lipton.
As soo?i as Resolute had crossed the
line Shamrock showed the code letter
C, signifying her consent to a race to?
day. Resolute also flashed the signal.
To-day may decide. In rough
weather Shamrock demonstrated that
she could hold together. In light
weather yesterday she seemed to show
that she could outfoot the defender.
Nominations may soon be in order for
a backer and a builder to bring the
America's Cup back to the United
Says Lipton Will Take
U. S. Bride if He Wins
Lord Dcwar Declares That Sir
Thomas Has Often Repeated
His Intention
Just after Shamrock passed over the
finish line yesterday Lord Dewar,
aboard Sir Thomas Lipton's steam
yacht Victoria, let out a secret. Said
the Scottish peer: "Sir Thomas Lipton
told mo some time ago, and he has re?
peated it several times, that if he won
the America's Cup he would marry an
American woman.
"It looks as though the America's
Cup is going to be divorced from
America and married to Lipton, but
he'll need some one to help him keep
i it."
Chart of the Race
Captain Burton
Has Things Own
Way at the Start
Adams Uses Methods New
to Him and#Seems to Care
Little Whether English?
man Scores Point or Not
Shamrock's Skipper. Cool
Does Not Appear Nervous,
Though Reputation as
Corinthian Is at Stake
By Jack Lawrence
There was a fresh northwesterly
breeze blowing at the rate of about
eight miles an hour when the cup
yachts cast off their moorings in Sandy
Hook Bay shortly after 10 o'clock yes?
terday morning and started for Am?
brose light vessel. 'The sky was cloud?
less and there was every indication at
that time that the day was to be a
perfect one for sailing.
The defender was tne first to get
under way, and she was a thing of
sparkling beauty as the sun flashed on'
her white hull and highly polished
decks. When the tug James Dougherty
took Resolute in tow she had her main?
sail and club topsail set and her head
sails in Btops.
The mainsail was bent on enrly in
the morning, after having spent Monday
in George Ratsey's sail loft in City
Island, where it was altered slightly.
It was obvious that the big wing was
setting better than it did on Saturday,
when there appeared to be a tendency
to sag along the leach. The crew was
still working on the mainsail when
Resolute was taken in tow.
Adams at the W'heil
Charles Francis Adams, amateur
skipper of the Herrcshoff queen, could
be sean at the wheel wearing a sadly
weather-beaten sweater and a pair of
trousers that looked from a distance
as though they had been designed foi
a clamming expedition rather than an
international yacht race. He looket
extremely businesslike, however, ant
was shouting orders to his men in deer
sea phraseology that left no doub"
as to what he wanted done.
The challenger, under jib, mainsai
and club topsail, followed th<
American boat out to the course
being towed by the doughty littli
tug Governor Smith. The Smith
although far from yachty in appear
arce, flies the hurgee of the Roya
U'ster Yacht Club with all the aploml
of a million-dollar flagship.
Shamrock was escorted out of tlv
Horseshoe by a large fleet of pleasur
craft, but it was evident that curiosit;
was the motive for clustering about th
big green cup hunter. Those on boar
wore anxious to find out who was a
the wheel and whether Mrs. Burto
was still occupying her post as time
in the afterguard. There was an earl
morning rumor that Captain Burto
and his wifo had severed their connet
tion with the challenger, but a clo?
inspection of the yacht as she starte
for the cup course yesterday rev?ale
the dapper Englishman at the helm an
his official timer seated nearby in th
boat's tiny cockpit. ?
Victoria Is Greeted
On the way to the line the Governt
Smith was kept busy answering rour
after round of salutes. The Victori
with Sir Thomas Lipton and moi
i than 150 guests aboard, followed tl
Shamrock out to sea and was herse
| the recipient of a very noisy greetin
j At her truck she flew a large fit
bearing the Red Hand of Ulster, i
signia of the Royal Ulster Yacht Clu
Sir Thomas could be seen on the bridj
watching through long binoculars e
cry move "his girl" made as she head?
out through the early morning haze.
Both Captain and Mrs. Burton a
peared to bo in excellent spirits
they talked and joked with other met
bers of the yacht's afterguard. Mi
Burton was dressed in a natty bl
yachting suit and straw hat. Win
the destroyer Semmes shot past ai
blew the British racer a deafenii
salute Mrs. Burton was seen to wa
her handkerchief in reply.
There, were few vessels gather
about the line yesterday, compar
1 with the huge fleet that watched t
j start of Thursday's and Saturday's co
Sloops Cast Off Tows
The sloops cast off their tows
J 11:20 o'clock and Resolute imm?diat
ly broke out her heudsails. It w
noticeable that when this order w
given her staysail and jib flashed in
the sunlight in the twinkling of an c\
while sail handling on the challcng
appeared to be sluggish and clumsy.
Shortly before the preparatory sigr
was to have been given a flag was hoi:
ed on the committee boat Baryton i
dicating n postponement of fifteen mi
utes. This was done to permit reven
cutters to clear the course of scot
of small ya?iits that were directly
the path of the racers. This made t
starting hour 12:15 instead of noon
The signals for a triangular coui
were raised on the Baryton, indicati
that the first leg was to be to 1
south southeast, the second west
north and the third northeast by nor
This placed the first mark aim.
straight out to sea from Elberon, wh
the second leg carried the cup c<
tenders to a stake anchored oil' Lc
Branch. The third leg was a i
straight up the shore lino to Ambn
Lightship. Each leg constituted
nautical miles. The atmosphere 1
cleared to such an extent by the ti
the boats came down to make the tt
off Long Branch that every move tl
made v?as visible from ?hore with'
the use of glasses.
Wind Drops Considerably
The wind had dropped considera
! by the time the preparatory signal -\
| set at nocn, and "the indications w
j than real Resolute weather would p
i vail throughout tha race. This tun
: out to be the case, bat it benefited
? English boat rather than the Americ
The jockeying for the start was
j as sharp and brilliant as in the fon
1 meetings of the international riv
Burton was by far the livelier of
! two skippers in this getaway wt
but he did not appear to be at
I nervous, as many expected he wt
I be inasmuch as his reputation as E
! land's greatest Corinthian was at st
j in this one event. He cruised abou
two long hitches on the westerly ;
of the line, and Adams seemed cont
to let him set the pace and keep
; Resolute in the challenger's w?
; That's where she was during most
; the afternoon.
Spectators remarked they had ne
; seen Adams handle a boat in a duel
! position the way he handled the K<
lute before yesterday's race. He ad<
; ed methods that were entirely new
I him, never once taking the initia
| and seeming to care little whel
Burton seized thr> vantage point of
-4Jne or not. Adams had an opportu;
to go over in the windward berth,
he ignored it and appeared to be
confident of his boat-for-hoat sup
ority, and perhaps skipper-for-ski?
superiority over his rival, that the s
was of no importance.
The result was that Burton
! everything his own way and slid <
! the line as he pleased. He led R
I luto across by thirty-eight seco
? This extended Resolute's time all
: anee, with her handicap of seven r
utes and one second, to seven min
! and thirty-nine seconds, which ia
j largest ever given to a cup yacht.
' wasn't great enough yesterday to
the decision to the Herreshoif creation. '
It was before tho red ball was .
lowered on the Baryton, indicating that i
the challenger had" started, that Cap- I
' in Murt?n had a mishap that cost:
him his thirty-eight seconds lead bt- \
fore the race had been in progress for !
ten minutes. Had it not been for this !
o!/e stroke of misfortune it is doubtful ;
whether Resolute would have had the |
lead at any time from the start to j
tho finish.
Before Shamrock had paused over the
line she started to set her balloon jib, but
she got the huge rail only half way up
when the stops refused to give and the
canvas was jammed, with the lower
part fluttering wildly in the wind. The
foremast hands could be seen to be
struggling frantically to set the big
wing, but their efforts were in vain.
Tho fouled ballooner took the wind
out of the staysail and jib, which had
not been lowered, and the entire head
sail arrangement seemed to be inex?
tricably tangled.
The rush of the crew to the bow in a
frenzied effort to straighten out tho
mess pushed the challenger's blunt
nose down, ant} she soon lost all her
headway and almost came to a dead
stop. Meanwhile Resolute had broken
out her ballooner and, as usual, it filled
perfectly and she began to foot fast.
She quickly moved up abeam of tho
challenger and in a few minutes was
far in the lead. At this stage of the
proceedings it looked like a runaway
race for the American.
When it became apparent that the
fouled ballooner could not be set with?
out first being taken in altogether Bur?
ton broke out his spinnaker. This sail
didn't set well and appeared to only
add to the general confusion up for?
ward. By this time Resolute had
opened up a lead of more than a quar?
ter of a mile, her balloon, mainsail and
club topsail all drawing perfectly.
Captain Burton appeared to be des?
perate, and he ordered the spinnaker
taken in, and he did something right
here entirely unheard of in yacht rac?
ing, and many experts who saw yester?
day's race believe that Shamrock's
clean-cut victory can be attributed to
With all hope of setting the bal?
looner abandoned, Captain Burton
broke out a freak staysail that looked
like a leg-o'-mutton rig stolen from a
Dosai East fisherman. It set on a stay
from the end of the bowsprit to a point
about ten feet below the spreaders. Its
top left a large space between it and
the foot of the No. 1 jib topsail that
j had been set.
Freak Rig Is Surprise
Experts who saw the freak rig were
astounded and immediately predictet
Burton's finish. Local yachtmen de?
clared they had never seen anything
like it before and were at a loss to give
it a name. They finally dubbed it e
ukelele staysail, but a veteran from
Marblehead who had come all the way
down to Ambrose Channel to see Char?
ley Adams give the Englishman hi?
"come-uppance" said it was a fiddler*!
Fiddler's jib or ukelele staysail, the
thing Burton used in his acute emer?
gence yesterday produced marvelous
results and probably proved of mor?
real value than the cranky ballooner
Just when it seemed certain that sh?
was out of the running for the day
the challenger began to gather head
way rapidly and in a few minutes was
in full pursuit of the fleeing Resolute.
The Britisher's gain in this first leg
which was a broad reach, was du<
largely to the fickleness of the wind
which had fallen a great deal and wa:
blowing in fitful and wandering puffs
Burton got all the best of these, ai
Adams had on Saturday, and they per
mitted him to pass Resolute at 1:01
o'clock, and he soon established a com?
fortable lead.
The breeze was dying rapidly, and b;
the time the cup contenders were hat
way to the first mark^they were prac
tically in the doldrums. They coul?
hardly have selected a more uncom
f ortable spot to flounder in, as this par
ticular part of tho Atlantic Ocean i
the dumping ground for the City o
New York. Garbage and ill-smellin;
refuse covered tho surface of the se
for miles around, and the crews of bot'
yacht", had to content themselves wit!
holding their noses and watching thei
useless sails flapping dismally.
Undoing of Resolute
Tho Corsair, with J. P. Morga
, aboard, stood a short distance beyon
; the mark and for the first time was c
i some real assistance as a guide boa
: It is the belief of many experts ths
this first leg was the undoing of Resc
lute. Adams could not master th
mystery of tho winds, whilo his opp<
nent seemed able to find the breez
without half trying. Tho feather
! zephyrs that shunned the America
seemed to hurry to Burton to strum
? song of victory on his ukelelo staj
sail. When half the distance to th
first turn had been covered Shamroc
j was a half mile in the lead and doin
i marvelous things with the catspaws c
; wind that came to her.
Scores of pleasure craft had gatl
| ered at the first turn, and all bega
blowing their whistles as the grec
> tea clipper approached. Whether th:
was meant as applause for the leadin
Lipton craft or as encouragement t
the trailing Resolute was rather uncei
Both sloops gibed at 2 o'clock, an
! .Shamrock, after running somewhat t
leow?rd of the stake, rounded it ;
'? 2:28:28, having gained three minute
and thirty seconds on the d?fende
Rest lute, with hardly enough breea
to give her steerage way, rounded i
The little breeze that there was kei.
fading out, and at this time there wi
; little prospect of either yacht finisl
:n?c within the timo limit-"?5f six hour
! The contest was beginning to look HI
a repetition of Saturday's windlei
; fiasco.
Wind Benefits Shamrock
Burton set a staysail, jib and bal
I jib topsail for the reach to the secor
mark, while Resolute replaced her ba
looner with a staysail and reaching ji
Tho wind revived a little at the start ?
the second leg, apparently for Bu
ton's sole benefit. This added mater
ally to his lead, and at one time he w;
nearly a mile and a half ahead of tl
defender. The wind soon died oi
again, however, and for nearly an hoi
-the yachts were absolutely becalme
When the wind did come back it wi
from the southwest, and showed eve:
indication of freshening rapidly.
The first signs of the returnir
breeze began to ruffle the looking gla
sea at 3:05. At this time the yach
were still a long way from the secor
stake. The new breeze not only f
vored Shamrock with its undivided a
tention, but also with its directio
Thople cf culture and
inement invariably"
lEFERs "Deities
to any other cr.qarettA
rUerr >/'mt U&l fiadt Itrt?A
sndlffjfCim C^nlitrirtbrWirldL
which eliminated windward work, in
which Resolute shows to advantage and
she doe,s not.
Shamrock was hce'ing under the
fjge of this embryo blow, while the
defender was still wallowing in the
doldrums. It was here that Burton
ninde the most brilliant gain of the
antire day?in the last rush of the sec?
ond turn. At 3:10 he tacked to make
the mirk and was still flying along,
while Resolute remained olmost sta?
tionary. When the breeze reached
Adams he also tacked, but at this time
his boat seemed hopelessly beaten.
Closing Mile Spectacular
The closing mile of the second leg
developed spectacular work on the part
of both sloops. The wind was fresh?
ening rapidly and the two racers
closed on the turn in a great burst of
speed. This was the only time during
the entire contest that the wind was
strong enough to give either boat a
Shamrock rounded the mark at
4:26:29 and Resolute at 4:35:36, the
challenger having gained four minutes
and 54 seconds. Thii gave her a lead
of more than nine minutes.
The green sloop ran close to the
mark and rounded it in good shape, but
there followed immediately afterward
I an exhibition of sail handling that
would have made a schoolboy blush.
The jib was let go and for more than
ten minutes the crew floundered about
trying to break out the ballooner.
There seemed to be uncertainty on the
i part of the afterguard as to just what
sail should be used and when it was
' finally decided to set the ballooner the
crew appeared t? bungle the work. It
: was after 4:40 when the sail finally
t was broken out and by this time the
! Britisher had lost much valuable time
i and most of her headway.
When the sail fluttered into the wind
! it was seen to be torn at the clew, and
I the rent grew larger as the pressure
I of the wind increased. The canvas
! soon proved to be of no assistance and
was doused when the challenger had
?covered about half of the run to the
finish line.' Burton unleashed his spin?
naker on the port pide at 4:45. and
this huge wing seemed to give the boat
a lot of power. During the run to the
lightship Shamrock's r,*en were mar?
shaled aft to kec-p her rose out of the
heavy ground swell that was running.
Breeze Cu ne Too Late
The same fleet of yachts that had
gathered at the first turn were spread
out fan-shape at the second when
the challenger went about and they
gave her a salute that could be heard
all the way to the finish line. Resolute
also drew an encouraging round of
toots as she rounded and started the
reach for home with her ballooner
The vastly superior seamanship of
Resolute's foremast hands was never
so clearly demonstrated as when she
went around the second turn. It must
have been painfully apparent to Sham?
rock's afterguard.
There was no lingering hesitancy or
prolonged deiay in breaking out the
American baloon. That sail was up
in stops before the boat reached the
turn and let go her staysail and jib.
The big balloon was flashed to *he wind
in something less than ten seconds.
Resolute found a breeze in the final
leg. but it came too late. She footed
fast and made the best of it, but. it
did not remain with her long as chc
tried a tack to leeward. Shamrock
sailed a straight course to the mark
and gained nearly a minute on cho
The yachts will race again to-day
over a 30-mile windward and leeward
course and if Shamrock wins it meaii3
?that the famous tankard, won by ihe
old America :n 1851, will depart for
whence it came.
Resolute and $
Minute Hand
Race for Cup
iC*nt?nu?J fr?m ,,<,., ??,-,
terday's battle between th? uvew
seemed that sort of a contest ontiftk!
final thrilling battle do-wn the itrttA
when Shamrock gamely raced hornet!!
win with a torn and bleeding bali?**
jib. *
We had noticed the presence of
woman on the Shamrock and naton!!*
we supposed that she was on hand t
just an emergency. And yet SDe mJ[
no move to darn the torn sail ?
fear that Mrs. Burton is no adept u
plain mending. Indeed we are told that
her sole function on Shamrock is ?.
watch the clock, and when Shamroek
comes home late, we suppose, she raw,
tions the matter. It is very proper!?
? woman's work.
The early afternoon wag pastoral
j Again it was a flat sea. Added to tS
?hum of planes and blimps we had
| wasp on the. Semmes and a darnjai
needle. Later a swallow flew round th?
! ship. Mostly the yachts stood ?til*
I tiying to complete the illuBtionof pair,?'.'
I ed ships upon a painted ocean. E?*^
I body sat about and talked. The ere?
' was social, rather than sporting.
We saw a school of porpoise? g,,
one correspondent inquired, seeming,
without even pausing to think, what ?i
? the difference between one of tho*
! fish and the Rand Academy of Soc;it
Science. The answer is "That Sah i
a porpoise with a school and the Sas]
Academy of Social Science is a school
with a porpoise." '
This was generally conceded to ba
entitled to the prize. Honorable rats
tion went to the man who said that L
found the yacht races less intereatic?
than the sight of Babe Ruth atrikin?
out, because that furnished somewha*
more excitement an? much mori
But soon conversation lagged a little.
The wind rose and the Semmes ben?
to roll. It seemed less like a p?cn?c
on the Hudson and more like an after
! noon in Los Angeles. Nobody whs
1 lives on a destroyer will ever mind at
earthquake much. We were told that
there was nothing more upon the sea
than a swell. We have a keen but
somewhat academic interest in know?
ing what destroyer life is like in i
storm. We would like to hear about
it. If either to-day or last Sunday wi I
said anything contemptuous about the
placidity of the ocean we takt it
back. We are sorry. We apologite to
the ocean. Not for worlds would ?*>?
ruffle it.
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cludes Stools, Settees, Hour Glass Tabla
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Sent anywhere in crates thtday
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