1909 Essex Regatta
Essex Motor Boat Club
The marine motor racing season was practically brought to a close on Saturday, when the Essex Motor Boat Club held a regatta at Southend-on-Sea. The weather was fine, except during the last race. The handicapping proved to be particularly good. The results with the starts and handicap times were as follows:--
Handicap for cabin-cruisers, 12 sea miles
Mr. P. C. Middleton’s Eclipse (scratch), 1:59:50; Mr. O. B. Coll’s Xebec (52min. 48sec.), 2:01:09; Mr. D. Hepworth’s Satanella (4min. 16sec.), 2:01:25
Boats exceeding 10 knots, 10 sea miles
Mr. F. Gordon Pratt’s Tyreless (7min. 20sec.), 27:03; Mr. R. N. Fairbanks’s Camilla I (12min. 10sec.); 28:26; Mr. F. May’s Defender I (2min. 20sec.), 28:36.
Boats under 10 knots, 5 sea miles
Mr. P. C. Middleton’s Eclipse (6min. 25sec.), 32:12; Mr. H. J. Hayward’s Melita (8min. 40sec.), 34:28; Mr. E. H. White’s Lethe (11min. 40sec.), 34:40.
Boats exceeding 15 knots (Daily Telegraph Cup), 10 sea miles
Mr. F. May’s Defender I (scratch), 29:23; Mr. R. N. Fairbanks’s Camilla I (9min. 46sec.), 30:37; Mr. F. Gordon Pratt’s Tyreless (3min. 16sec.), 40:52.
Allcomers Handicap Sweepstake, 5 sea miles. Captain Hucker’s Pierrette (36min. 43sec.), 13:6; Mr. D. Hepworth’s Satanella (28min. 13sec.), 13:13; Mr. R. N. Fairbanks's Camilla I (5min. 58sec.), 13:27
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Sep. 24, 1909, p. 14.)
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