Sport: Safety Race

Boats have raced their lifeboat crews almost as long as they have been meeting in the harbors of the world but not until 1927 did lifeboat racing come into its own as an international sport. In that year the old Neptune Association, an organization of deepwater shipmasters and licensed deck officers, began holding international races of one nautical mile in New York Harbor, first of which was won by the crew of the Norwegian Segundo. In 1933, after the race had been increased to two miles. Robert L. Hague of Standard Oil Co....

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