British boats triumphed in the Britannia Cup Class One race in Cowes Week sailing on Tuesday (3 August) with two of the top three places.
GV: start of Britannia Cup Class One race, Cowes.
CU: Spirit of Delft, Holland(sail number H 1919)
CU: Perseverance of Britain (K999) past camera
GVS: yachts during race. (2 shots)
SVS: Revolution of France (F 5700)(2 shots)
GV: race in progress
GV: yachts past marker buoy.
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Background: British boats triumphed in the Britannia Cup Class One race in Cowes Week sailing on Tuesday (3 August) with two of the top three places.
SYNOPSIS: The race began in quiet waters with gentle breezes, only freshening up later.
Several foreign entries were among the boats, including the Spirit of Delft from Holland, owned an skippered by Dr. W.M. Oosterwijk. For most of the race, which ended in very close time between the first three yachts, the field was led by R.W. Amey's Noryeme, of Britain.
Perseverance of Britain, sailed by its owner, newspaper magnate and millionaire Sir Max Aitken, lived up to its name. It tried -- but failed to take a place. Nearly two hours into the race, the field was still being led by Noryema, follows closely by British boats Irish Mist Two and Milene Three, with two German boats among the first eight.
Revolution of France, owned an sailed by J.L. Fabry, trailed behind the leaders for much of the race. But he eventually pulled up to come in third, behind British vessel Brother Cup, raced by owner E.G. Juer, and the winner of the Britannia Cup, Loujaine, owned by Sir Maurice Laing and skippered by S.J. Cole. Loujaine's winning time as six hours, 30 minutes, 32 seconds -- only 27 seconds ahead of Brother Cup. Revolution came in one second later.
The Britannia Cup was originally presented by the late King George the Sixth of Britain, who himself closely followed sailing.