1907 Miami Regatta
Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, February 5-8, 1907

Simplex VIII Beats Dixie

Miami Power Boat Regatta Ends with 21-Mile Free-for-All Race

Dixie Arrives at Miami
The Miami Regatta (The Motor Boat)
The Miami Regatta (The Rudder)
Fast Time By Dixie
Dixie's Record Try Fails
Simplex VIII Beats Dixie
Motor Boat Races End

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 8 -- The Miami regatta ended this afternoon with the best racing of the week. The free-for-all race for craft combining sail and power opened the sport, and proved mighty picturesque. Yuma won, over a nine-mile triangle course, in 1:24:40. Klondike was second, 2 minutes 23 seconds later, with Whiz, Savalo and John Dagget following. The race for large working launches, over an 8.40-mile course, was won by Truant of Miami, with the Cocoon of New York second and the Uncle Sam of Daytona third.

Chief interest centred, however, in the twenty-one-mile endurance test for speed launches, with five turns. Dixie gave additional proof of her speed and consistency, but could not overcome the handicap she had to allow. Her elapsed time for the twenty-one statute miles was 47:50. Simplex VIII finished first, and made the best showing she has done in the South. Swallow was second, but was hard pressed for the place by Dixie. Mera was last.

(Transcribed from the New York Times, Feb. 9, 1907, p.7 )

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

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