1906 Oregon Yacht Club Regatta
Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, June 9, 1906

Regatta on the River

Several Close Finishes in the Rowing Races

But One Event for the Yachts, the Free-For-All, Takes Place

Excellent sport was afforded on the waters of the Willamette River in front of The Oaks yesterday afternoon. The occasion was the first regatta of the season, the Portland Rowing Club and the Oregon Yacht Club, joining forces to make the affair a success.

A large crowd of spectators, attracted by the opening of the near-by resort followed the races with keen interest. The yacht clubhouse was the starting point and the course ran up and down stream and return.

The first race of the day was a mile dash between the old motor boat rivals Flirt and Asia, owned by Wolfe and Graham respectively. Mrs. Wolfe at the tiller, ran a pretty race with her husband's boat and it was only by a scant length that the fleet Flirt crossed the line first.

Transcribed from the Morning Oregonian, June 10, 1906, p. 16.

[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page. —LF]

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