1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Regatta
Thirty-Two-Foot Class Motor Boats Race Today
The Pacer, Seattle Spirit and Lawana compete today in the last heat of the motor boat races for the 32-foot class boats. This is the only motor boat race scheduled for today, as the Wolff II took first place in the 40-foot class Tuesday and the judges have already awarded first to the boats in the other three classes, as there was only one entry in each race.
The race today promises to be a fast and exciting contest between the three fastest motorboats in the Northwest. The Pacer is favored to win the race, as the craft owned by Robert Cox, of Portland, won first in the first days racing, against four competitors, and won rather easily from the Seattle Spirit last Tuesday.
First place is given to the boat making the most points in the three heats, and if the Pacer should lose today, it would nevertheless gain first honors as the Spirit, her nearest rival, did not finish in either of the other two races.
It will rest with the judges whether the race will be run over a 30 or 20-mile course. The boats will start at the exposition wharf, run to Leschi park, thence to Medina, and back, making a triangular course of ten miles. The race will start at 2 oclock.
(Transcribed from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 8, 1909, p. 10.)
[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page --LF]
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