Photo/Azorean Maritime Heritage Society.

Photo/Azorean Maritime Heritage Society. The Azorean boats proved their supremacy Sunday [September 8] on the final day of the whaleboat racing regatta with teams from the Azorean Islands of Pico and Faial winning the rowing and sailing contests, respectively. Six boats, 3 Azorean-made and three Yankee-made, competed in the Dabney Cup race with single heats in rowing and sailing.

In rowing, all the Azorean boats finished before their Yankee counterparts. In the sailing competition, a Yankee boat representing the New Bedford Whaling Museum was able to sneak between 2 Azorean boats to come in second.

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