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would hold, *nd the wood and canvas
justified his confidence.
In this race, ?ore than ever, did
the captain and the crew of the de?
fender ?how that they knew every inch
of their craft, while the skipper of
Shamrock still seemed to bo experi?
menting with his.
Resolute seemed to shiver for on
instant when the squall struck. She
heeled a little more, then shot ahead
like a frightened sea bird. The black
clouds enveloped the racing yachts and
a sharp torrent of Tain beat down
upon them, but only for a few
moments. The storm passed as quickly
as It had come and the daring Reso?
lute passed the conservative chal?
The skipper of Resolute took a
chance. The skipper of Shamrock
would not. It was the day when the
race called for daring, for the same
gambling spirit that brought Columbus
across the ocean. From the point of
view of the sportsman this incident
was the epic of the race for the
Captain Charles Francis Adams had
the courage to stake everything on
the strength of his slender masts and
the toughness of his filmy looking
canvas. It was the daring of the early
American navy, the dash of John Paul
Jones, the damn-the-torpedoes spirit
ef Farragut, the same sort of spirit
that caused Dewey to cut the cables
and make the dash into Manila Bay.
The yacht race with squalls hovering
near is not always to the daring. If
that wind had been just a bit heavier
the frail looking mast of Reso?
lute might have snapped as a mast of
Resolute did snap at the trials. Then
Captain Charles Francis Adams would
be remembered only as the reckless
skipper who had lost the America's
Cup by his rashness. The coolness of
Captain Burton would go down into the
history of British seamanship.
Adams's Faith Sustained
If a lucky ball had hit the vessel
of John Paul Jones on the waterline,
if Farragut had encountered torpedoes,
?i Dewey had found the fleet that
might have been in Manila Bay, their
daring would have been rashness. If
the rigging of Resolute had given way
they would have said that Adams was
incompetent. But the spars and the
canvas of Resolute held and the faith
of Adams in his boat and in himself
The rushing squall cast a long black
shadow on the slate colored seas. By
some trick the shadow stretcned from
Shamrock to the Victoria, from the
bridge of which Sir Thomas Lipton
watched the latest wreck of his dream
of cruising back to Britain ?.vith the
It was like a sinister finger pointing
from the white Victoria to Shamrock.
Sailormen, superstitious always, must
have taken that for an omen, if any?
thing like an cmen were needed to
back the conclusion that Shamrock was
losing this race and would lose the
series for the cup. As the sinister
linger pointed Resolute flitted through
the shadows into the light and primed
herself for the run home.
When the balloonor shot out and
Resolute picked up speed the Victoria
le'"t the place where Captain William
P. Burton had played safe and oteamed
ahead to where the red and white light?
ship was rolling. Sir Thomas's boat
came close to the 'finish line, pushing
her way through the lane of destroyers
Defender Flits Home in Triumph
On came Resolute, flitting trium
phantly now, while Shamrock sent oui
more canvas, a vain and futile move
at this stage. Before Resolute \va?
anywhere near the line the whistle ol
the Victoria roared out a hoarse greet'
itig, an acknowledgment of a victorj
cleanly and splendidly won. Th<
whistles of the other attendant crafi
took it up
The series up to yesterday hac
brought Sir Thomas so near to the reali
zation of his dream that the resuh
must have been all the more cruel
Bui. he met it like a sportsman, and i
was Sir Thomas who gave the signa
for the greeting to Resolute. He hac
sped to the finish line to give a sports
man's cheer, though he was standing
beside the watery grave of his dreams
The assenting answer to the quer;
as to her readiness for the last rao
to-day was quickly hoisted on the de
fender. It came up on the challenge
after she crossed the line.
There was a blind curtain of fo|
over the sector of sea near the light
ship at the time set for the race. Th
fleet of attending craft felt around i:
it cautiously, guiding themselves b
the moan of tin* lightship's whistle
The Victoria always hovered close t
the slatting line.
The yachts were lost to view on th
trip from Sandy Hook to the lightshi
;nd felt their way out beyond th
mark. The white curtain lifted gradt
ally, and Shamrock first showed he
outlines through the lifting mists. Th
sun broke out suddenly and Resolut
came up in a silvery sheen.
Resolute Is OtT First
At last the starting signal went v
on the officials' tug. the Baryton. Tl
clearing of the seas was swift, ar
when the fog was lifted there was
ten-knot wind blowing, and it roi
steadily to fifteen knots. Resolute w<
over the line first as though she we:
a living thing imbued with the trt
racing spirit, to get out into the lei
and stay then?.
The first leg was windward work, ar
cajoling the wind always has been
task at which Resolute, with Capta
Adams, has beaten Shamrock and Ca
tain Burton. The sloops stood t
k toward the Jersey shoro again,
ft familiar stretch, as, it was very s?mil
I to the first leg sailed in the first ti
r angular race.
Th.? breeze freshened steadily as t:
yachts worked into it and R?solu
gained as steadily. At the lirst ma
Resolute swept around more than t\
minutes before Shamrock came up ai
the defender started on the short rea
of the second leg. Here Shamrock b
gan to cloie up that wide expanse
*-lat<! colored water that lay betwe
them, but the closing up was so pai
fully gradual that it was hardly pe
ceptibk*. The graceful defeader w
jealous of her lead and ran like
slender dryad from the pursuit of
Challenger Makes Gains Slowly
The challenger might have lost
the second mark, but the victory
Resolute might not have been so ov<
whelming, in the second leg Sha:
rock had made up less than a mini
and was still nearly a quarter of
mile astern of Resolute when the rea
for home started. She was gainir
was the challenger, but slowly and
She never could have gained enou;
to make up that handicap of six mi
utes and forty seconds with the wi
holding or even with the wind risi
graduully. Resolute was speeding
her top gait, beautifully and steadil
Nothing propelled by winds could be
her with that time allowance from th
The skies ahead glowered and blac
ened. The seas ran heavily and thu
der crashed off in the direction of t
mark. Weather diagnosticians on ti
attendant boats disagreed as to wh
that rapidly advancing dark cloud po
On Shamrock Captain Burton pass?
his judgment slowly and uncertain
from the external evidences. "Som
thing is happening to Shamrock's top
they cried on the destroyer Semme
The clubtopsail wavered and sudden
"He's taking it in," they said. I
Start of the Fourth Cup Race
Resolute leading Shamrock across the line. The lightship Relief is shown at the left and the stake boat at right.
Victor To-day Wins
Famous Yacht Trophy
The last and deciding yacht |
race for the America's Cup will |
be sailed off Sandy Hook this af- j
ternoon. Shamrock IV, the chai- ;
lenger, and Resolute, the de- i
fender, have each won two vic?
tories in the series of three out
of five contests.
To the victor in this afternoon's
struggle will go the famous
trophy and the yacht racing
championship of the world.
The race is scheduled to start
at noon off Ambrose Lightship, ?
and will be a beat of fifteen
nautical miles to windward and
is afraid that it will not stand the
strain." "He's wise," said half. "He's
unwise," said the other half.
Kesolifte's Topsail Stays Up
There was no external evidence as !
to the decision of Captain Charles ?
Francis Adams. The pelting rain had
driven most of the watchers on the
Semmes to cover, but they peered out j
across the blackened seas waiting the !
i decision of Adams. When the sun j
I came out again the topsail, like that ;
I certain flag at a certain fort, was still :
liiere. And they passed the word that ]
the topsail of Resolute was still there.
Cautiously they proceeded with
Shamrock while the squall raged
around. In the meantime the defender
was running fast and free through the !
'Hie top stayed up in the black shad- ?
ows, a plume of Navarre, a Star- i
Spangled Banner throue-h the storm. In i
the meantime the stripped and shud- I
dering Shamrock lagged behind. Reso?
lute dared and Shamrock refused to
take a chance, thereby doubly losing a
| race that was already lost.
It was here that the Victoria steamed
to the fore and led the attendant boats !
I to the finish line. When Resolute cam?.
; cut of the blackness with her top held
I proudly erect the red and white light
j ship loomed up barely two miles away,
j and it was over. The defender had met
the elements in their angriest mood
and had bluffed them out with her
slender-looking spars and that canvas
I that looked like a thin silver film.
Defender in Brilliant Dash
j Resolute'? ballooner swept her over
j the water like the full spread of a gull.
! Shamrock, throwing out the spinnaker
as well as the ballooner, had the spread
of an albatross by comparison, but she
never could catch Resolute in anything
shorter than the long, long flight of
Sir Thomas Lipton waved his cap
from the bridge of the Victoria as
Resolute came up to the finishing line
I and the Victoria's whistle, choking a
j bit nt the start, led the welcome in
; steam. Close by the John F. Hylan
j spurted out white vapors, but made no
' noise, for the Hylan?an astonishing
* thing seemed to have lost its voice.
All of the fleet joined in ths welcome.
Then there was a long silence while
they waited for Shamrock to come up.
Even with the vast spread of canvas
i she came slowly after that brilliant
' dash of the defender. The greeting
I the whistles gave her seemed ironical
j under the circumstances. They shrilled
i like on accusation and the demonstra
| tion somehow seemed like a mockery.
? It must have sounded that way to Sir
It was a freak squall that brought
I about the emergency which gave the
| rival captains a chance to make their
widely different decisions. It fooled
I the native pilot that Captain William
? P. Burton carried with him. But with
; the time allowance, Captain Burton
| would hardly have been able to make
i up what he had lost in the beat to
! windward. It was Resolute's day from
the start. The squall merely served
i to show in a theatrical fashion that
! Resolute, her skipper and her crew
j were ready to take a chance with the
gambling spirit of the American navy,
professional and amateur.
Shamrock's Only Chance
With a breeze to-day the last act of
i the America's Cup drama will be
! staged. Mathematically the sloops are
; on even terms, but here the arithmetic
| lies again. The arithmetic said that
! Shamrock, boat for boat, was faster
I than Resolute. This is shown to be
j a misstatement of fact. Yesterday
! demonstrated clearly that the fact that
j the boats have won two races apiece
? means nothing at all in the history of
! the America's Cup.
Experts hold that yesterday was
Shamrock's only chance and in this
assertion the. experts seem to be abso?
lutely right. Shamrock won one race
over the triangular course. But the
battle to-morrow is a beat to windward
and back, and on this course Resolute
has shown she can gain enough on the
windward beat to offset any gain that
the challenger may mnke up on the
? reach to the finish, because of her time
So it looks very much as though the
America's Cup would stay on this side
of the Atlantic until it crumbles. Cer?
tainly it wi'.l stay here?other things
being equal?while they breed heirs of
! John Paul Jon;-3, Farragut and Admiral
Dewey, who are willing to slap a lower
I ing destiny in the fa??? witn a filmy
canvas and a slender spar.
The Defender in the Lead
Resolute cupping along in van of Shamrock between 10th and 20th miles.
Summary of the Fourth Race
Elapsed Corrected r-EIapsed time on?,
Start Finish Time Tim.? 1:it les 2d leg 3d ley
Resolute.. 1:01:23 4:3!):25 3:37:62 3:31:12 1:33:14 51:02 1:13:36
Shamrock. 1:01:55 4:43:<X3 3:41:10 3:41:10 1:35:02 50:18 1:15:50
Kesolutc wen by 3 minutes 13 ?ecoad.s elated time, 9 minutes 53 seconds corrected
i Larser Crowds
Contest for Cup,
; Private Yachts Leave Piers
j Ear?y With Prominent
j Persons Aboard; Excur?
sion Boats Carry Many
There was renewed interest in the
I international yacht rp.ee yesterday, and
j most, of the private yachts in the
North and East river anchorages went
out beyond the Hook early in the
morning with many guests on board.
By nine, o'clock, where usually a score
or more of craft are moored oil the
binding station at East Twenty-third
Street, there were only three left, and
those were preparing to get under way.
The Corsair, with J. Pierpont Morgan
aboard, left as usual from the Columbia
Yacht Club anchorage, Eighty-sixth
Street and North River, with a large
, party of relatives and friends. The
! Whileaway, with Harry Payne Whitney,
j left from the Twenty-third Street
| anchorage, and other yachts that fol
j lowed the race;: were the Casiana, Cora
| inodore Edward F. Doheny; the Sia'.ia,
| Henry Ford; Juniata, George W.
j Elkins; the Alacrity, K. R. Van Riper;
I Lone Star, George C. Bourne, and the
Little Sovereign, Frederick W. White.
Plymouth Carries 1,009
When the Fall River line steamboat
Plymouth left her berth at Pier 14,
North River, she carried nearly a
i thousand passengers, which is about
| twice as many as she took down on her
j last trip.
The Iron Steamboat Company's Taurus
?likewise felt the effect of increased
j patronage and carried her capacity of
: about ?00.
Among those passengers on board
! the Plymouth, jubilant over Resolute';,
I winning, who were met at the Fall
: River pier by private cars, was Mrs.
! P. D. Armour, wife of P. D. Armour,
! director of the Union Stockyards,
Chicago, who motored here with her
brother, "Teddy" Condon, yesterday,
from Southampton, where the family
is spending the summer. Major H?*t*ry
Sanford and many members of vhe
New York Yacht Club also returned on ;
the Plymouth. ,!
Seventy-five Aboard Police Boat
The police boat John F. Hylan left
its pier at 10 o'clock, with seventy
five passengers, consisting of a num?
ber of police inspectors and captains
and civilians. Mayor Hylan did not
make the trip. Marine Inspector James
W. Hallock, of the .Marine Division of
the Police Department, was in command
of the boat, while Sergtant David J.
Byrne served as pilot.
Among those on board were Kenyon ?
B. Conger, Rev. Father .John J. Coogan, j
Police Chaplain; John A. Leach, Dep- '
uty Police Commissioner; John Sweet,
Captains John J. Noble, Harry Dobert,
Charles II. McKinney, arid Joseph A.
Howard, Inspector Samuel A. McElroy
and Thomas Mulligan.
Yacht Race Pictures
Are Cabled to London
"Daily Mirror" Publishes Two;
of the Contest Taken
LONDON, July 23.?Two pictures of:
Tuesday's race between the Shamrock :
and the Resolute, described as having
been transmitted by photo-telegraphy,:
are printed by ''The Daily Mirror.''
Th?- newspaper admits they are im?
perfect and not wholly accurate, but
says that when the experimental stage
of transmitting photographs by tele?
graph is passed and the apparatus is
developed it will be possible to trans?
mit pictures by this process to any i
part of the world.
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By Crew Loses
Resolute's Men, on Other
' Hand, Meet Every Emer?
gency Under Guidance of
Their Amateur Skipper
Little Hope for Lipton
Conditions for Deciding
Race Conceded to Give
American Boat Advantage
By Jack Lawrence
Superior seamanship gave Resolute
her clean-cut victory over Shamrock
IV in the fourth America's Cup race
: yesterday and enabled her to square
? the series with the British challenger.
The greater skill of the defender's af?
terguard and foremast hands was con?
spicuous from start to finish and it
was responsible for the complete form
reversal the boat displayed in decisively
beating her rival on all three legs of
the triangular course.
There was no surprise when Reso?
lute was first to round the mark at the
end of the ten-mile windward leg, be?
cause in a thrash she is in a class by
herself. Rut when the Herreshoff flyer
continued to show her heels to the
green sloop in the reaching and run?
ning that followed in the next two legs
The Utmost in Cigarettes"
Ptcusi End. or Cork. Tip
Thople of culture and
to any other ciaarett&L
J?Jtert ot'ihellyhtri CnuitTJ$L
have given Sir Thomas Lipton posses
siun of the America's Cup.
With Shamrock facing a windward
beat of fifteen miles and return in the
last and deciding race to-day, it was
generally agreed in yachting circles
last night that defeat for the challen?
ger is inevitable unless an accident
brings her a fluke victory.
There was a real old-fashioned
smoky southwester blowing when Sham?
rock IV and Resolute reached the
course yesterday morning for the
fourth cup contest. At an early hour
it looked like a perfect sailing day,.
with promise of a slashing breeze in
the afternoon that would greatly favor
the challenger. The yachts, however,
had hardly cast olT their tows when
the wind began to fall away and a
heavy fog settled down on the surface
! of the sen.
The mist was so thick at 11:45, when
? the preparatory signa! was to have
Shamrock could not win on the tri?
angular course she certainly would
stand no chance in the last battle, with
its fifteen miles of windward work.
Yachts of every description could be
seen lining the course when the fog
lifted a little shortly after noon. Harry
Payne Whitney's new oceangoing
houseboat, Whileaway, had a big party
of guests aboard and so did John H.
Hanan's Edithia and the famous Aloha,
owned by Arthur Curtiss James. A
newcomer among the floating popula?
tion was John S. Willys'? steam yacht
Rather insignificant looking in this
million dollar fleet, but steaming about
with much impressive importance, was
the police boat John F. Hylan. She
chugged down through the untroubled
waters of the Lower Bay with a gay
i party on her decks, but the gayety be
I came less noticeable outside the Hook
rolling in the long Atlantic ground
By 12:30 the mist had almost en?
tirely blown awav and the preparatory
signal was hoisted on the Baryton at
12:45. The warning came at 12:50 and
the starting signal at 1 o'clock. The
jockeying for the start was leisurely,
Captain Burton, on the challenger, ap
: parently having no desire to lead the
? way across the starting line. There was
hardly more than a i'our-knot breeze
: blowing at this time.
Resolute First at Start
Adams himself seemed to bo in no
i hurry to i;o over the line, and sailed
I Resolute down toward the lightship for
j more than a minute after the starting
! signal was hoisted. He went over well
| to windward, carrying a staysail, jib
and a No. 2 jib topsail. A few minutes
later he replaced the No. 2 with a baby
jib topsail and oppeared to point
j higher with it.
Shamrock slipped over the line
, twenty-three seconds behind Resolute
? and four seconds before the two-min
j ute starting allowance expired. She
; carried a staysail, Jib and baby jib top
: sail. She also wore the smaller club
1 topsail that reduce ! Resolute's time al
; lowance from 7 minutes 1 second to
] G minutes 40 seconds.
Sir Thomas Lipton. on the steam
yacht Victoria, was close to the line
during the jockeying and through pow?
erful binoculars, watched every move
i Skipper Burton made. There was every
! indication that it was a part of Bur
| ton's previously arranged campaign to
! allow Resolute to get awa.v first. Sir
! Thomas appeared to be satisfied with
j the challenger's start, and immediately
I had the Victoria's bow pointed for the
i stake marking the first turn.
The first leg of the triangular course
was a ten-mile beat to windward to a
mark anchored off Long Branch. The
second leg took the racers to a point
ten miles straight out to sea. During
the thrash to windward the yachts were
less than two miles off shore at one
; time and for most of the beat were
within plain view of the Jersey coast
Both yachts crossed the line on th?
starboard tack and were footing fast
considering the lightness of the wind.
j This hitch was held until 1:07, when
Shamrock swung over to port and was
followed a moment later by Resolute.
The challenger was closi -haule i and
! Burton pointed her up into the v.' d
! until her headsails were a-flutter. She
seemed to be pounding ? insiuera >.*,
and was making much more fuss than
the Herreshoff sloop. Shamrock's
pointing seemed to gain her nothing at
all, as she was 400 yards in Resolute's
lee a half hour after the start.
On this second tack the American
boat seemed to find a piping bre?:'.-,
Resolute Leading cl First Stake
??|TThe defender has rounded the ten-mile mark and the challenger is about to turn.
it was evident that Charles Francis
Adams, her amateur skipper, was mak?
ing hi3 yacht perform better than she
eve** had before. In these points of
sailing the challenger was supposed to
be very considerably superior to Reso?
There was much changing of sail dur?
ing the contest and in every one of
these maneuvers the defender gained
time as a result of the snappy work of
her ofl'icers and men. Emergencies were
met by the Americans before they ar?
rived. A crisis always found and left
the crew of the challenger in a fluster.
Adams 3eemed at all times to be two
or more thoughts ahead of bis British
Bungling Work on Shamrock
It was bungling work with Sham
I rock's head sails that cost her what
1 might have boen at least a spectacular
boat for boat victory and it was in?
ferior seamanship on the part of her
foremast hands and the poor general?
ship displayed by he?? afterguard that
deprived her of the triumph that would
; been set on the committee boat Bary- \
ton, that objects fifty yards away were
, invisible. Instead of the preparatory
' signal a postponement Hag was hoisted
and it was an hour and fifteen minutes
later before it was possible to send the
Spectators Hidden by Fog
The large fleet of vessels with spec?
tators aboard wa.3 entirely obliterated,
and fog whistles and sirens were blow-'
ing on all sides. With one hundred or'
more vessels grouped in close about
Ambrose lightship it was considered a '?
miracle that accidents were avoided. :
Crashes were narrowly averted on sev?
eral occasions when the fog was at its I
worst, and a number of yachting par- !
'ties received bad scares.
The importance of yesterday's race
attracted nearly as many pleasure
craft to the historic Sandy Hook course
as came out for last Saturday's con?
test. There seemed to ba a feeling
among the yachting fans that the fata
of the cup would be decided in the
fourth duel, it being figured that if
while the Lipton craft ran into an air
pocket that slowed her down consid?
erably. As in their other windward
duels, Shamrock proved that she is no
match for Resolute in a thrash. At
2:06 Shamrock, which seemed to be
initiating all the maneuvers, crossed
to the starboard tack and was so close
to Monmouth Beach tkat she barely
missed fouling a school of lobster
floats. A few minutes after she came
about she passed within a few yards
of a fishing smack named Sham?
rock and the crew of the latter gave
her a lusty cheer as she flow on her
Resolute jibed at 2:08 and at that
time was more than a quarter of a
mile to weather of the challenger. By
holding this tack a trille longer than
Shamrock ht*!d hers, Captain Adams
was able to bring the marl: into view
and made it in one board oft' shore.
The southwest wind was freshening
rapidly and the challenger appeared
to be much more tender under ?t than
the defender. ?^ie heeled over until
her white waterline stripe could be
seen from stem to ?tern. The sea ?*?<
quite choppy and the crews 0f both
boats were thoroughly drenched b*
the spray that kept raking thei?
At 2:34, with the mark one hundre/f
yards away, Resolute doused her bab~
jib topsail and set a reaching.jib. ??*
rounded the stake one minute ' ?nd
forty-seven seconds ahead of the Brit?
ish boat. It was necessary for *?,"
challenger to take several short hitefce?
in order to make the mark, and th?s?
coiit her timo and headway. ^
About 600 yards separated the Taeni?
as they filled away for the closew!
to the second turn. Both boat? *,,..
footing fast and the time for th
course promised to be the best v*?
made in the cup series. ?
Breeze at Fourteen Knots
The breeze had increased to fourtem
nots by the time the boats were row?
ing off the second lei
id leg and sparklin
whitecaps were breaking ?]] arotjrf
them. Resolute showed a marvel0??
hurst of speed in the early part of *h
close reach, and with her sails drawin?
full she seemed to be walking a*r?
from the challenger. Those who had ex.
pected that the Lipton clipper would
overhaul the American with ease wer?
disappointed when she failed to rc2
Half way to the second mark Oaptrn
Burton brok*j out his reaching ?b ba1*
the crew appeared to bungle the job
and several minutes pas: ; before the
canvas was set. At this stage of th?
race the defender seemed certain to de
feat her green-hu!l<?d rival, boat fm
boat. It v.-.s the Britisher who look-d
as though she needed a time allowance
As the wind increased it brought &
smoky haze out of the southwest, arid
the huge-sparred yachts had a ghostly
spectral look as they boomed along
with a white smother of foam at their
bows and their towering club topsails
almost obscured in a layer of fog. Trie
drive for the second mark saw both
sloops footing along at sensational
speed, and it was impossible to tell
which was moving the taster. Measured
by tue spe.-d of the destroyer Sennae's
which kept abeam of Res ?lute, the big
r.ingle sticker was going at the rate o?
14% knots an hour.
It was in the latter part of the se?,
ond leg that Shamrock began to pick
up on the flying Resolute. She seemed
to be getting a better wind and was
cutting down the distance between
them rapidly when Resolute jibed
around the stake forty-three seconds
in the lead. They had averaged twelve
knots an hour for the ten-mile reach
and had come within a few seconds of
breaking the record.
Britisher Pursues Resolute
The last leg, which was to the finish
line, starte.1 as a r acl , but finished
with the wind dead astern. A sudden
squall loomed out or" the southwest
when the boats wore within sight of
the lightship and for a quarter of an
hour added a real thrill to the con?
test. This squall also played an im?
portant part in the :.. I result. Just
before it reached the i ers it seemed
certain that the challenger would over?
haul Resolute, but Captain Burton
evidently did not care to take a chance
on the black clouds ahead and ordered
his club topsail lowered.
For half an hour the Britisher pur?
sued Resolute wit':*, *. i t ipsail at all.
To onlookers it seemed : - though the
replacing of the club with a working
topsail would have been the work of
only a few minutes, b it Shamrock'?
men appeared flustered and their slow
work would have counted heavily
against the craft had it not been for
the oncoming squall. When this broke
both yachts received some .'xceedingly
rough usage from the win !. With?
out a topsail set the challenger
was able to navigate the blow better
than the defender and despite the
young gale that was howling she held
to her course, while Adams, :n order
to save his rig, had to luff u;> into the
It was no child's p] iy f r either
yacht and it cost Resolute th ? lead'she
had won over Shamrock. ' At the ?ame
time it gave the latter rfo! op?
portunity to go to the front and begin
the work of cutting ? time
allowance she conced? . American
The squall, how * with the
suddenness with which it had come
and when the wir.'* b gan to abate a
little Adams put his beat back on her
course. The challenger had a slight
lead at this time, bu cut ft
down quickly and was soon out in front
Burton finally broke out a working
topsail and running considerably to
weather of Resolute found a breeie
that enabled him to make one more
bid for the lead. Foot by foot be
overhauled the Yankee flyc r. until, s
mile from the finish, he was abeam of
her. This was Shamrock's dying effort,
but it might have given her the satis?
faction of a boat for boat victory had
it not been for bungling work with her
headsails. This sail handling maneuver
was started by Shamrock and Kesoluta
took advantage of it tu win a sensfc
Burton Drops His Jib Topsail
Burton dropped hi.*; jib topsail with
the apparent intention of setting s
balloon?r. A few -' Adams
let his jib topsail go, and, although
Shamrock had sta meuver
first, had his bailo, n long be?
fore the challenger had made any move
to break out a sail. Adams not only
beat Burton in th . but he out?
guessed him, for he set a balloon?
while Shamrock wai riven the benefit
of only a reaching j
The'Englishmen were so slow in do?
ing this that the big ? pn th*
American boat was pulling her far
into the lead before the challengers
smaller sail was i *.-?? n set. This inci?
dent effectually killed any chance Bur?
ton had of crossing the line ahead of
Resolute. When Shamrock's headtaus
were finally drawing . ? *?? v?S
400 vardB in Resolutt-'s wake.
A half-mile from I Burton
set his spinnaker on the st
but this canvas appeared to do her
little good and it wa ' nle ?,e"
fore it actually filled. When B
crossed the line Shamrock ?vas two
fifths of a mile astern.
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