1956 Prince Edward Trophy

International Draws 11 Boats

Such Crust III To Defend Title

By Ed Senyczko

Dora My Sweetie

Crew members work feverishly to keep Horace Dodge’s Dora My Sweetie from slipping to bottom of St. Clair River after ripping its bottom in a pre-race spin.

St Clair, Juna 30 — If the results of the recent Maple Leaf Regatta are discounted the second annual International Trophy race assumes more importance toward selection of a U.S. Harmsworth defender against Canada’s challenge.

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The International race, sponsored by the St. Clair Children’s Recreational Committee, will be held Sunday, July 15 over a three-mile course in St. Clair River, as a highlight event of the fourth annual Water Carnival.

The Yachtsmen’s Association of American has six regattas in which points are scored to determine the Harmsworth defender. The Maple Leaf Regatta is one. Saturday’s race at Picton, Ont., is another. Others are the International, the Silver Cup and Pacific Coast regattas at Lake Tahoe and Seattle.

A field of 11 unlimited power boats appear definite entries in the International, according to Cecil Vollstaedt, race chairman.

Horace Dodge’s Dora My Sweetie, winner of the storm-curtailed Maple Leaf, will be back with Don Wilson driving. In last year’s International the Dodge boat was a pre-race casualty, when the bottom of its water intake ripped loose and the craft began to sink.

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Joe Schoenith’s Gale IV and V will be in the running. The Gale V is defending Gold Cup champion.

Gordon Thompson’s Miss Supertest II, Harmsworth challenger, from London, Ont., will be driven by Bill Braden of Hamilton, Ont. Miss Supertest has been on trial runs on the St. Clair River.

Jack Schafer’s Such Crust III, 1955 International Trophy race winner, will race with Freddy Alter driving.

Others entered are: Miss Wayne, new two-engine boat owned by Frank “Bud” SaIle, Detroit; Wha Hoppen Too, owned and driven by Marv Henrich, Detroit; What A Pickle, formerly Miss Cadillac, owned and driven by Gordon Deneau; Miss U.S., owned by George Simon, Detroit, and driven by Jack Bartlow; Short Circuit, owned and raced by Charles F. “Chuck” Thompson, Detroit, and another Dodge boat to be named later.

--- July 1, 1956