Participation was more various and numerous.
The French team’s qualifying round took place on April 8. Qualifying were: Espanet and Levasseur in a Nieuport, and Roland Garros in a Morane-Saulnier. Those eliminated were: Brindejonc des Moulinais in a Morane-Saulnier, Bertin in a Nieuport, Prévost and Janoir in a Deperdussin.
U.S. competitors were Weyman in a Nieuport and Thaw in a Deperdussin.
Three new nations were present: Great-Britain, represented by Howard Pixton in a Sopwith 'Tabloid’ and Lord Carbery in a Morane-Saulnier. Switzerland was represented by Burri in a FBA. Stöffler flew for Germany in an Aviatik.
Pixton won the race, Burry finished second, Espanet quit on the 16th lap, Levasseur on the 17th, Lord Carbery on the third. The other competitors did not start the race.
The race was won by a modified Sopwith Tabloid biplane, giving Great Britain its first win. The original Tabloid was quickly modified with a large single float for the race. The plane promptly capsized when set in the water. With time running short, the race team split the original float lengthwise and spread the pieces apart, producing the more stable twin float configuration which is common today.
The competition was then interrupted for five years due to World War I.
The Tabloid was soon doing business as a landplane scout in the “Great War”.
Sources: http://www.hydroretro.net/coupeen/1914.htm / http://www.sarsfield.com/OriginalPages/orig_schneider2.html
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