Although it must have cost his owner a small fortune. Rood deals with the race in his usual prosaic manner:
"Monday Aug. 3 A.M. Light wind and fine sky from S.E. Preparing ship to sail a Match for the Queen's Prize.
"At 11 Wind East started the Match Round Sandy Hook Light Ship. [The actual time of the start was 11:26.] Noon. All fore and aft sails set.
"At 2 rounded the Light Ship. Set all fore and aft Balloon sail.
"At 3 Preventer fore-topmast backstay parted carried away fore topmast.
"At 5 Picked up the moorings and stowed sail.
Just another job for Rood and the boys! But, perhaps as an afterthought, he adds a note that may go some way toward confirming the assertion, hotly denied at the time, that Cambria was hit by another yacht.
"Fouled by the American schooner yacht while on the starboard tack and parted fore shroud port fore Rigging...."
Unfortunately Rood did not name the other yacht, reputed to have been Tarolinta.