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NARROW ESCAPE OF THE KING. SERIOUS MISHAP TO THE SHAMROCK I II. A serious mishap, which may involve the abandonment of the race for the America Cup, happened to Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht, Shamrock _U.. the challenger for the cup mentioned, in the Solent on Wednesday af- ternoon, and in connection with the disaster, his Majesty King Edward VII.. who was on board at the time, had a very narrow escape. The challenger and her sister ship, the Sham- rock, were about to commence trial racing i on the West Brambles buoy when the new cnallenger w^s caught by a heavy puff of wind. She heeled over to the pressure, the topmast being carried away suddenly, and this was iollcfwed immediately by the buck- ling of the mainmast, about twelve feet be- low the mast head. Then everything on board in the way of gear went over, the spars and canvas as they fell carrying the bow- sprit. The King. who was accompanied on board by Lady Derek Keppel, the Marchion- ess of Londonderry, Sir Thomas Lipton, Mr. W. Jameson and Air. Wat-nfn, the designer of the boat, was at the time seated on deck, there being no cockpit to the boat, and it is said that if the accident had happened ten second later the boom would have crushed not only the owner of the Shamrock, but his Royal guest as well.. His Majesty showed excellent nerve, but turned a little pale. As soon as possible, the King and the other guests were taken on board the yacht Erin and subsequently landed at Portsmouth, en route for Cowes. The Shamrock II. was also 1 towed to port. It is estimated that the dam- mage amounts to over £ 4,000, and Sir Thos. Lipton has cabled to America saying that he may have to postpone the date of the race for the America Cup.

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