Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Regatta
Recipient: Masters Women’s 40 Crew
Walter Macfarlane Memorial Regatta
Sponsor: Muriel Flanders
First Awarded: July 4, 1984
Bowl: 11″ wide, 6.5″ high
Pedestal: 7″ wide
Septagon: 9″ high
In 1984 Mrs. Muriel Flanders donated two lovely hand carved milo bowls for the winning youngest and oldest Masters women’s events. Both of the bowls were carved by the same maker from the same milo log. One of the bowls disappeared after a 4th of July race, and the Canoe Racing Committee asked the carver to make another bowl to match the remaining bowl. The new bowl was carved from a different log, resulting in different wood colors for the bowls.
The bowl sits atop a seven-sided koa wood pedestal.
The Masters age group began at age 35. The age was raised to 40 in 2003 by OHCRA.