Well clear of the stake-boat, however, it lifted and we could see what we were doing.
In the fog and drizzle the leaders did not find the stake-boat at once.
“The yacht capsized in rounding the stake-boat, and the helmsman was drownded:” say, drowned.
He managed to turn the stake-boat first, though Snail Looper was a close second.
There were not many important changes in the positions of the contesting boats, however, until the stake-boat was reached.
The leading boats were still far ahead when the Coquette rounded the stake-boat.