National Geographic : 1937 Jun
THE WASHINGTON OF TRADITION BUILDS FOR THE FUTURE SPEEDBOATS ROAR ON THE POTOMAC IN THE 1936 PRESIDENT'S CUP REGATTA Off Hains Point the historic river affords an excellent course for these annual races. September sunlight gleams on the rippling water and intensifies the flashing colors of the flag-decorated shores, where thousands of spectators gather to watch the thrilling spectacle. (C) National (geographic society Uutaycolor Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts GIRL CONTESTANTS BRAVE THE POTOMAC IN COCKLESHELL BOATS If the outboard motors do not become temperamental, the tiny craft dart around the course like water bugs. There are no special events for women on the Regatta program, but in 1936 one feminine competitor, Miss Molly Tyson, won a handicap race.