Britain's challenge to the United States for the Admiral's Cup series of yacht races at Cowes, England, looked strong today following the disqualification of the leading yacht, Gitana V.
Britain's challenge to the United States for the Admiral's Cup series of yacht races at Cowes, England, looked strong today following the disqualification of the leading yacht, Gitana V. The French entry is out because she did not round a buoy close to Le Havre. Now the provisional places after the first race,the Channel Race from Cowes to Le Havre and back, put the British entry Prospect of Whitby first with Edward Heath's Morning Cloud provisionally third. Another British entry, Cervantes IV is lying fifth.
SYNOPSIS: At Cowes, Britain is in a strong position in this year's Admiral's Cup yacht races. After the first race of the series, the Channel Race, the French entry, Gitana V was placed provisionally first. But c protest entered by an American contender was upheld. Gitana V had rounded the wrong buoy at Le Havre. Second across the line was Apollo, but she isn't a competitor in the Cup. Britain has taken a strong hold on the event. After the disqualification of Gitana V, The Prospect of Whitby was placed provisionally first. In third place was Edward Heath's Morning Cloud, while the third member of the British team, cervantes IV was lying fifth.
The Americans, holders of the Admiral's Cup, must have wished American Eagle was representing them in the races. She crossed the line first, but although competing in the four vents, isn't entered for the Cup.