On this day in Yorkshire 1935

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Empire’s Model Yacht Leads: Fight for World honour at Fleetwood

Model yachts representing five nations began racing on Fleetwood model yacht lake yesterday for the international championship, and crowds of spectators saw many exciting finishes.

Racing continues until to-morrow and yesterday ten rounds were sailed. There was a slight mishap to the Norwegian yacht. Herr Berge accidentally dropped his craft on to the concrete side of the lake. The keel was damaged, but repairs were carried out and racing resumed.

The American yacht failed to register a single point until the fourth round and again, failed to score in the last four rounds.

The German craft gained full points in the first round and then did not score until the fifth round.

The British entry scored consistently, and out of a possible 45 points obtained 34, leading the other yachts by ten points.

Positions:— British Empire represented by yacht Naiad, sailed by Colonel W. C. Holden. London. 54 points; Norway yacht Prins Charming II Herr Berge of Oslo 24. France, yacht Gaulois. M. H. Boussy of Paris 21. Germany, yacht Hunding VIII. Herre C. A. Beringer of Berlin, ten points: United States, yacht Yankee II Mr. W. G. Bithell of Boston, Mass nine points.

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