Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

DEFENDING THE CUP

EXPENSIVE DEFENDERS. (HtOJI OUR OWN CORRIBrONDIi!(7Ji SAN FRANCISCO, 7th -?uno. Sir Thomas Lipton's fourth atfccmpl to lift tho American Cup in tho international yacht regatta to bo hold off Sandy Hook, in JSepfcomber, is already occasioning the keoiiebt excitement and] interest in American yachting circles. It is probable as much aw £100,000 wilt be expended in defence of tho trophy. Somo twonty-odd American sportomett are participating in the expense of tlw> trial races, which are now foeuig contested. Last Week's try-outs were little more than tuning- up preliminaries, and tho serious tests to determine which of tho. three vcssclb in the field uhall have the honour of defending tho Ci*p are to take place in July and August. Preliminary to Miose serious teste there will be during the next three weeks eleven events, arranged chiefly for tha purpose of getting tho crewe in condition for the final try-out. Probably tho greatest «xpem<o incurred by any yachtenwn in Becking the honour of defending tho Cup againßt Shamrock IV. will be tint of Alexander Smith Cochran. who .vnclit, the Vanitie, cost him in the neiahbourhood of £40,000. Another of the contestant*, the Resolute, has been biult by six officers past and present of tho New York Yacht ' Club, including J. Pierpont Morgan and Gorneliue Vanderbilt. K-es{x<sonsible for the building of tho Defiance, tho third of the possible defenders, wtoich will cost around £20,000, are eight men from' Boston, wx from New York, and one frosm Philadelphia. Cochran, owner of > Mje Vanitie, will incur groat expense beyond the £10,000 ho has paid for his yacht. A professional crew lus been engaged and a special tender. Sir Thomas Lipton's present attempt to lift the emblem of supremacy in tlw yachting world will, it is estimated, coat him around £30,000, as against more than twice this sum hi each of hie three previous efforts. An interesting feature of the race is that the Cup defence yachts after the event will havt a greater value than any for the past twenty years. The Vigilant, which beat the Valkyrie in 1893, cost £60,000, and afterwards 'was valued at only £1200 for scrap. Tho Cup defenders this year are not expected to lose more than forty per cent, of their ivahi* after the race.

' '«!■ » KEEN INTEREST IN YACHTING CIRCLES

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19140703.2.106

Bibliographic details

DEFENDING THE CUP, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 3, 3 July 1914

Word Count
384

DEFENDING THE CUP Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 3, 3 July 1914

Working