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Title: The encyclopaedia of sport
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Authors: Suffolk and Berkshire, Henry Charles Howard, Earl of, 1833-1898 Peek, Hedley Aflalo, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1870-1918
Subjects: Horses Sports Games
Publisher: London : Lawrence and Bullen
Contributing Library: Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Tufts University
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leet during the years 1S90, 1891,1892, set the pattern of the modern smallrater, and by his originality may fairly claim inthese vears to have done more than any other YACHTING THE ENCVCLOP.EDIA OF SPORT 607 designer in the development of the type. Nearlyall the racing craft became deep draught fin-keelboats, with what is known as a sawn-off counter,the overhang aft finishing about where it ceasedto touch the water when the vessel was heeledover, with the very sensible object of getting ridof all superfluous weight. The innovation wascertainly unsightly, but a boat like The Babewas much superior on every point of sailing to A. E. Payne, proved the best of the 5-raters in1S91, whilst Savourna, owned by Mr. P. Per-ceval, from the board of the same designer, was agood second. lernia, a Fife boat, owned byMr. H. R. Langrishe, and Quinque, designedby her owner. Col. J. T. Bucknill, were lesssuccessful. In the 2|-rating class The Babe still heldthe sway, winning no less than 36 first prizes
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the old type of craft built under the Thamesand 1730 Tonnage rules. The characteristicsof the new boats were extreme quickness instays, handiness and power of thrashing towindward in broken water. Changes weremade in the rig as well as in the design ofracing craft, and by the season of 1891 almostall boats had adopted the standing lug in placeof the gaff mainsail. There being no tax on beam under theLength and Sail Area form of measurement, theboats were treated to a liberal amount of it.Five years experience of the rule made it mani-fest that by reducing displacement as much as out of 45 starts, although several new boats com-peted with her. Her record was an excellentone, and small boat sailers will have a vividrecollection of the masterly manner in whichshe was handled by her owner. This season was the first year of the i ^.-ratingclasses, but mixed races were often indulged in,Y.R.A. time allowance being given between theclasses. This method of sailing was not satisfactory,as the
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