1907 Seattle Independence Day Regatta

Motor Boats to Speed on Lake

Six Races Scheduled

Over Thirty Fast Motor Boats Will Enter the Races and Keen Rivalry Exists Between the Owners

Triangular Course Laid Out

The annual regatta of the Motor Boat Club of Seattle will be held on Lake Washington this afternoon, the first race starting from off Leschi park at 2 o'clock. Six events are on the card and a fine afternoon's sport is promised.

The entries have been good and every boat will be handicapped according to power, the finished ought to be exciting. The rivalry between the various owners is keen and each and every owner will be out today to get his boat first over the finish line.

The races will be held over a triangular course from Leschi park, heading toward East Seattle, and then cutting across the lake towards the peninsula and then back to the starting point.

There are four entries in the speed boat class and the powerful little vessels will make some fast time this afternoon.

The only race which will not be handicap will be that for the Furth grand challenge cup and this will be next to the last on the list. The last race will be a consolation event, open to all the boats which did not win in any of the previous races.

Over thirty boats will compete this afternoon and it is expected that nearly a hundred others will be along the course.

(Transcribed from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 6, 1907, p. 3. )

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