Freckle-faced, 23-year-old Don Wilson, Dearborn, Michigan, when teamed with Bill Ritnerís 266 cubic inch hydro Wa-Wa-Too makes up a really hot combination. Wilson is shown.in photo as he received the Miami Jaycee's Past Presidents Trophy for his win at the Biscayne Bay Regatta, January 29. Later he dominated the large hydro class during the two-day St. Petersburg Southland Regatta on Lake Maggiore on February 13, by taking the first heat of 266s missing the second heat when a new battery went on the blink and then winning the coveted Southland Sweepstakes Trophy over a 10-mile course in a surprisingly easy triumph over some very tough competition.

 

 BOAT SPORT magazine May 1956
Thanks to Brent McLean for providing this story.
 
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