1910 Motor Yacht Club Regatta

Motor Yacht Club Regatta [1]

The annual regatta of the Motor Yacht Club was begun yesterday at Southampton in fine weather. The water, however, was rough.

The most important race was that for fast boats over a course of 13.2 nautical miles. This was won by Sir John Thornycroft’s hydroplane Miranda IV, Mrs. Edgar Thornton’s hydroplane Columbine being second; Lord Howard de Walden’s hydroplane Pierrette gave up.

Mr. F. Blake’s Christine won the Sultan of Johore’s challenge cup for auxiliary cruisers. In this race one round of the course was sailed under power, one under canvas, and one under power and canvas. Mr. H. N. Corselli’s Genesta won a match confined to the one-design boats, Mr. Lionel Rothschild’s Lizard finishing second. The winners of the first, second and third prizes in a handicap for all comers were Mr. Foster’s Blue Bird, Mr. Hutchinson’s Dranoel, and baron von Buch’s Lady Betty respectively. Lady Betty won a handicap for boats of less than 20 knots, Mr. Blake’s Christine taking second prize and Sir Everard Duncombe’s Juanita third prize.

Racing will be continued at Netley to-day.

(Transcribed from the Times of London, July 30, 1910, p. 18.)

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