COBLE RACE – Staithes and Redcar
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 06/02/1874.
OCEAN COBLE RACE
On Saturday last (31/01), a coble race, for three valuable silver cups, took place off Staithes. The races excited a great amount of interest, the Staithes men being the favourites. The following are the names of the board. This, and their crews:- Sarah Jane (Thos. Cole, Matthew Verrell, Richard Ackworth, and John Crooks), Sir Titus Salt (Wm. Verrell, Matthew Theaker, Burton Verrell, and Simeon Robinson), Brotherly Love (Richard Picknett, John Thompson, Edward Guy, and T. H. Picknett), the latter crew being the representatives of Redcar. The competing boats got off to an excellent start, Sarah Jane soon getting to the fore, the Redcar men being second. The crew of the Sir Titus Salt lost and all, but notwithstanding this, they gradually crept up to their opponents, and came in a capital second, Sarah Jane being first. On account of the heavy sea running, and it being dark at the time, the Redcar crew were at a great disadvantage, the flag boat having to show them the way in, or the result perhaps would have been different.