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River View Yacht Club (U.S.)


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River View Yacht Club. Est: 1949. Location: Toledo, OH.
Burgee: Pennant circa 2:3. Horizontally divided grey above red and charged with the white capital letters RVYC declining towards the fly point.

"A group of young men, who were interested in Outboard Racing, decided to organize an Outboard Racing Club for the purpose of putting on their own races and to better promote Stock-hydro Racing. This all began to take place in the fall of 1949. . . . At this time it was decided that no dealers were to be allowed to hold office, nor were any women allowed to become members of the club. . . . Some of the members who helped organize the Toledo Outboard Club (now known as River View Yacht Club) were: Al Perkins, Jim Owens, Buz Smith, Bob Fisher, Norm Ramstadt, Fritz Stoner, Erv Schwab, Charles Remele, Skip Hight, Jake Fredericks, Charles Ladd, Frank Hoffman and Les Tahl (who helped with the legal aspect of things). . . . We also put on races for Ottawa River Yacht Club, Swan Boat Club and Detroit Beach Club."
By Al Perkins.

Source accessed 31 October 2018:
Peter Edwards, 1 November 2018