1941 APBA Gold Cup
|1941 APBA Gold Cup|
|August 16||2½ Mile Course|
|Navesink River||30 Mile Heats|
|Red Bank, New Jersey||90 Mile Race|
|1.||G-13||My Sin||Zalmon Simmons||53.318||—|
|2.||G-15?||Miss Syndicate||Horace Dodge||—||—|
|1.||My Sin||Zalmon Simmons||400||52.509|
|Recapitulation||Heat 1||Heat 2||Cum.||Heat 3||Total|
After the fall of France and the siege of Great Britain in 1940, the United States was on a war footing although not officially at war. The 1940 Gold Cup was won by Sidney Allen of the Montauk Yacht Club on the tip of Long Island. The Club did not attempt to stage the race for the above mentioned reason in 1941.
Nevertheless Horace Dodge endeavored to place the race in Detroit. But he ran into the same problem that virtually there would be no entries for the race. Even though the President's Cup had been cancelled to preserve fuel, the race was finally transferred to Red Bank, New Jersey as part of the National Sweepstakes Regatta.
Initially it appeared that a semblance of a field might show for the race, but at the starter's gun only one boat answered even though Horace Dodge's outmoded Syndicate was there albeit without an engine. My Sin won her second Gold Cup without any opposition.
Interesting enough limited racing continued throughout 1941 and 1942 with the Mississippi Valley 725 class providing the Gold Cup class competition in those years. There was no racing in 1943 and 1944, but the limited classes ran again at New Martinsville and Salton Sea in 1945 after VJ day.
[Statistics from Greene, V.1]