1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Regatta
Lake Washington, Seattle, WA, July 3-10, 1909

Motor Boats to Speed Up Today
Fastest Power Launches on Coast Entered for World’s Championship
Ten and Twelve-Meter Classes—Start in Union Bay

A.-Y.-P. Exposition Speed Boat Regatta

Fast Speed-boats Will Start on the Lake Tomorrow

Motor-boats to Speed Up Today

Wolff II Fast in Speed-boat Race

Captain Spencer Talks About Wonderful Run of Wolff II

Wolff II and Pacer Win Races

Wolff II Again Defeats Pacer

Portland Motor Boat is Sure-Enough Flyer

Thirty-Two-Foot Class Motor Boats Race Today

Wolff II Wins in Final Heat

Wolff II of Portland Again Defeats Pacer

Endurance Motor Boat Race Today

Fast Motor Boat Breaks Propeller

Pacer Breaks Propeller and has to Quit Race

Exposition Races at Seattle

Regatta of the Northwestern International Yacht Racing Association on Puget Sound

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Speed Boat Regatta

With literally thousands of dollars bet by rival boat owners and intense interest excited, the exposition motor boat races will open today on Lake Washington. Speed boat skippers from all up and down the Coast are ready to send out their gasoline marvels for the ten days of racing.

The programme today starts at 2 o’clock, and includes two of the biggest events of the meeting, the world’s championship races in the ten-meter and twelve-meter classes. For these special events some of the fastest power boats in the world are entered. Of unusual interest will be the race between Eddie Roesch’s Pacer, of Seattle. And the Wolff II, of Portland, in the twelve-meter class.

(Excerpts transcribed from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 3, 1909, p. 11.)

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

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