1907 Miami Regatta
Fast Time By Dixie
Averages Twenty-Five Miles an Hour in Trials at Miami
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 6---The one-mile trials formed the chief event to-day in the Miami power boat regatta. The Dixie participated in the morning and made fast time, averaging practically twenty-five miles an hour in two trials. On Biscayne Bay in the afternoon trials the Dixie did not compete. Two runs were made both morning and afternoon, with and against the tide, which are marked north and south, as there was so much difference between the time of starting the different boats that the tide changed during the progress of the event. The morning conditions were capital, but in the afternoon clouds rolled up and the mercury fell. Although there was a cool breeze, it did not blow hard.
The race for open launches was won by Hoosier, covering the course of 4.2 statute miles in 32:26, averaging 7.8 miles per hour. Harold was second in 32:54, and Cocoon, which allowed heavy handicaps to the other starters, finished third in the best elapsed time of 26:49.
(Transcribed from the New York Times, Feb. 7, 1907, p. 7. )
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