1911 Palm Beach Regatta

Palm Beach Races Draw Many Boats

Twenty-Five Fast Craft Will Compete in Annual Aquatic Event in Florida

Special to the Times

PALM BEACH, Fla, March 12.—The best showing of motor boats ever gathered at Palm Beach is now here for the seventh annual races of the Palm Beach Power Boat Association. More than half of the boats entered were checked in this evening, and by tomorrow night about twenty-five will be here for the races beginning Tuesday.

Payne Whitney has entered the Dorothy N., a boat he bought last week from C. P. Retman of Palm Beach. It is of the twenty-foot class and of sufficient power to make it reckoned in the speed contests, though it will have a good chance in the handicaps.

George W. Perkins has entered a 165-horse-power boat of the hydroplane type, which will compete in the same class with the Mist and the Ace II. These two appeared to-day to be the best boats here. If the Mist, G. M. Marshall, New Smyrna, can eliminate engine trouble, she will have a fine chance for the speed prize.

This new boat is fitted with two 200-horse-power engines, but the mechanicians have had great trouble in starting it. The Ace II, just out of the shop, was built by Leyare of Ogdensburg, with an eight-cylinder, 100-horse-power Sterling engine. She will show about thirty-three miles an hour, and was built for Chief W. W, Trimble of the Eustice Boat Club. George Gingras of Rockledge, who had a prize winner for several years, is bringing down a hydroplane that he expects to get thirty-five miles out of.

[Transcribed from the New York Times, Mar. 13, 1911, p. 10.]

(Thanks to Greg Calkins for help in preparing this page — LF)