1907 Netley Regatta
The annual regatta of the Motor Yacht Club opened at Netley yesterday in splendid weather. The programme was one of nine events, made up of motor-boat, sailing, and rowing races. The entries were good and about 40 boats took part in the day's sport. The results of the racing were:--
Open Handicap for motor-cruisers. Entries:--
|Plelone (Sir Hamilton Freer-Smith)||Weenie (Mr. G. Modin)|
|Napier Major (Mr. S. F. Edge)||Wanderer (Mr. Geale Dickson)|
Weenie did not start and Plelone gave up. Wanderer's net time was 30min. 59sec., and Napier Major's 32min. 59sec., the former winning by 2min.
Handicap for member's motor-boats. Entries:--
|Fleurete (Mr. O. B. Colls)||Vega (Mr. M. G. Jessett)|
|Iris II (Mr. G. F. Knowles)||Squirt (Mr. Thomas Winans)|
|Napier 14 (Mr. S. F. Edge)||Chrys (Mr. R. Brickwood)|
|Defender l (Mr. F. May)||Raven (Mr. R. S. Bircham)|
|Squirt (Mr. A. W. Nicholson)||Kismet (Mr. H. G. Verker)|
|Maudslay (Mr. C. C. Maudslay)||Wolseley (Mr. N. M. Robins)|
|Womerah (Captain Heath)||Rita (Mr. J. Day)|
|Phoebe (Mr. Summers)|
A good race resulted in a win for Chrys, Rita taking second prize.
In the fourth race, Lord Howard de Walden's Daimler II beat Daimler III. The match for club one-design boats produced two starters, Mr. F. P. Armstrong's Solace beating Commander Mansfield Cumming's The Cid by 1-5sec. Mr. C. C. Maudslay's Maudslay won the reversing and turning race, Mr. F. R. S. Bircham's Raven being second.
(Transcribed from the Times of London, Aug. 31, 1907, p. 9)
[Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page — LF]