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


  No. Entry Owner Comp. Lap Race
1. G-13 My Sin Zalmon Simmons 53.318
2. G-15? Miss Syndicate Horace Dodge


  Heat One Driver Points Speed
1. My Sin Zalmon Simmons 400 52.509
  Heat Two Cancelled    
  Heat Three Cancelled    


  Recapitulation Heat 1 Heat 2 Cum. Heat 3 Total
1. My Sin 400 Can. 000 Can. 400


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]