1951 Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup Event On Weekend Attracts 11 Gold Cup Craft

By Malcolm Lamborne, Jr.

By sheer weight of numbers alone, a Gold Cup boat from Detroit should win this weekend’s $25,000 Presidents Cup.

The gold trophy is at stake in a three-heat event which is expected to draw at least 100,000 spectators. The first heat for the big prize is at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the second heat at 2:25 p.m. Sunday and the third heat at 4:20 p.m.

Probable starters for the trophy event number 11. Of these, nine hail from Detroit.

One owner, the well-known sportsman Horace Dodge, may even enter three Gold Cup craft. The best of these promises to be the relatively new Cantrell-designed Hornet, along with the well-campaigned My Sweetie and, from the pages of boating history, his rejuvenated Delphine X. My Sweetie won the President’s Cup in 1949.

Jack Schafer and Joseph Schoenith will be running Dodge a close second so far as starting numbers are concerned. Shafer, a bakery tycoon, has entered Such Crust I and Gold’n Crust. Schoenith, who has nothing to do with the Weather Bureau, has entered Gale I and Gale II.

Walter and Roy Dossin have one boat between them. Miss Pepsi, winner of the President's Cup a year ago. Miss Pepsi sports two Allison airplane engines.

The field is rounded out by Guy Lombardo’s Tempo VI of Freeport , N.Y. and James Thompson's Miss Supertest of London, Ontario. The latter was formerly the record holder Miss Canada IV.

And Lombardo still leads an orchestra when he’s not Gold Cupping.

--- September 19, 1951