1909 Southampton Regatta

Marine Motoring

Motor Yacht Club

Some fine racing in Southampton Water was seen on Saturday, when the Motor Yacht Club held a race over about nine sea miles from the floating headquarters, the Enchantress, for the 6 ½ to 8 metres classes. Sir John Thornycroft’s new boat, Miranda III, proved herself to be the fastest boat of her size afloat. Gyrinus II was good second up to Dean’s lake Buoy, where she had the misfortune to break the bracket of her rudder, and second place went to Lucinha. The starting and finishing times were as follows:--

Boat Owner Start Finish
Miranda III Sir John Thornycroft 3:45 4:11:10
Lucinha Mr. T. A. Comber 3:45 4:12:14
Gyrinus II Mr. B. Redwood & Captain Field Richards 3:45 Gave up


(Transcribed from the Times of London, July 26, 1909, p. 16)

[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page — LF