From the archives — Cotton Blossom wins in 1934

nytimes34Cotton Blossom, sailed by Commodore Walter Wheeler, was the winner of the third annual Vineyard Race, held in 1934.

She finished behind Lilu, sailed by R.H. Moore of the Cruising Club, but corrected out ahead, according to the Sept. 3, 1934 edition of The New York Times.

The Times also reported on several withdrawals:

Carroll Rheinstrom’s Vaeringer II of Stamford, withdrew after going to the assistance of a boat in distress while coming down the sound. Mirage, Charles Weil’s cutter, of the Seahorse Club, lost her mainsail and was forced to withdraw, while Myth II, P.B. Huntington’s yawl from Seawanhaka opened up her seams and put into Greenpoint.

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