25 Oct 1961 Daily Ind Jnl "Seaton's Official Report Is In; Indicates Hot Battles"
a Seaton's Official Report Is in; Indicates Hot Battles By AL MATSON As the final chapter of the Yacht Racing Assn.’s Campaign Campaign for 1961, recorder Don Seaton has issued his official report covering the end status of all the classes and division boats that participated. And the figures, revealing the seasonal seasonal point scores, prove that in many instances it was a hot battle from wire to wire. For instance, in Cruising Club “B” it was necessary to dig into times of finish for two of the entries to determine the winner as they finished in a dead heat with 130 and one- fourth points each. It was a battle between two outiand- ers, Norman Lezin’s K-40 West Wind from Santa Cruz and Bill Chase’s L-36 Carina representing t h e Stockton sailing club. The West Wind emerged the season's champion and we would be highly remiss if we failed to mention that the victory victory was due to her asfutg skipper, none other than Bruce Easom of San Rafael. Another L-36 Pat Kirrane's Andale. in close contention all the way. finished third just a niggardly five points off the pace. It was a different story in cruising club ‘XV’ The other Easom, Hank to his friends— but what the competition may call him is a good question— again waltzed home an easy victor to the tune of his Dasher Class Serenade, a product incidentally incidentally of his own handiwork. handiwork. A noteworthy victory was 'that of Dr. Henry Turkell, Sausalito Cruising Club, in division division 11 with the Yawl Pathfinder. Pathfinder. Noteworthy because the | boat is 41 years old, the lines were taken from an older ¡yacht, Arthur Stevens’ Ruby, and was built on Ihe mud flats i of Alameda by a couple of ! young fellows, Tommy Pickers* : gill and Emil Lundberg on weekends. The season’s champions and runner-ups: Cruising Club ‘ A.’* Bolero, 31 li j points, Orient. 28 *, points; Baru- ! na, 211 a points: Cruising Club j "B,” West Wind. 130U points: I Carina, 130’« points; Andale, 125 j points: Cruising: Club “C,” Sere- I i nade. 60 Y points ; Nautigal, 48'* j i points; Baby Grand il. 40'* * points: Cruising Club “D ” Triton, j 90’, points: Grumpy, 84 point.«; ; Circe. 77 and one-half points; Di- ■ vision 9. Dyad, 120points; Jan.! I 113'* points; Freya, 114*, points; j Div. 10. Angélique. 87 , points; Coho, 81'* points; Pirate, 74 ' points. Div. 11, Pathfinder, 121\ points; : Helaine. 108 points; Div. 14. Es- ' ; cape. 123 \ points; Flying Spray,; 117 ', points; Vim, 112 points. Div 15, Vagabond. 69 point.«: V'ingding, 67 V points; Haja, 63 * points; Div. 17. How Now, 36'« j points; Norvik, 331* points; Jackpot Jackpot t, 29 « points: Farallone Clipper, Clipper, Hoyden II, 46 * points; Mistress Mistress II. 36'* points: Debit. 30 points; Rhodes, 33: Dusty, 6012 ; Caper. 39; Ah Wahine. 3712 ; (Windward, Bora, 47K*; Koolau, 47*4 ; Pagan III, 45; P I C., Picsea, 34«; Quadrille, 21: Blue Peter, 17 '*; Bird. Puffin. 37’*; Skylark, 311«; Oriole. 22; Acorn, Tunami, 34 * ; Sea Point. 30"*; Hulaki, 24 * ; Bear. Wild. 169’,; Cub. 146', ; Shaggy, 136 *: Junior Clipper; Clipper; Quickstep, 57'-; Nordkapp, 53'2: Picaroon, 46’.-; Golden Gate. Smoothie Too. 85: Ryot, 74 Lively Lady, 61« ; Hurricane; Random. Random. 62; Gandv, 55: Haven. 54'«; Treasure Island; Rebel. 74N; Luau. Luau. 63 Chantey. 60: I C,; Rut- san, 106*4 ; Trident, 98; Hajo. 86; Buccaneer; Raider, 35'«; Cutlass, 22L ; Red Witch. 17; Maya; Sacre bleu, 39 * ; Gambit, 36'": BahamR, 24; Foikboat ; Snaps, 26213 ; An- nie, 237J2; ^lirt, 236 : Spaulding. 33; Kim. 28*; Leilani, 21',: Moonstone. 19; Fleur Bleue; Tackles.«, Tackles.«, 39J,2; Snapdragon, 27'2; Anemone. 21G; Carinita; Galelita, 41; Roxana. 35; Drift Wood, 22 ,. Pacific Clipper; Shon Her, 54 ; Reverie. 51;*: Hoqua, 38 4 ; Sea Horse; Filly, 28'r. Sea Mist, 16'*; Aqua Pony, 16'*; Yankee: Venture, Venture, 21; Flame. 20: Tarfun. 17; Knarr: Squirrelv IT, 64',; Blue Peter II. 55; Circe II, 54 Ferris Expected To Surrender AAU Leadership Soon I.OS ANGELES T—Dan Ferris Ferris probably will surrender the reins as virtual czar of the National National AAU at the Nov. 29-Dec. 3 meeting in Washington, an AAU official says. David Matlin, Beverly Hills lawyer and fourth vice president president of the national body, said today a committee is working on a successor and has reduced a field of nine candidates to five. Ferris resigned as executive secretary in 1957 but continued | to run the nation's amateur i sports program as honorary secretary. "Mr. Ferris has expressed his desire several times to re-; tire but there hasn't been any- j one qualified to do the job. for his 53 years in the AAl is hard to rpplacc,” said Matlin. San Rafael Win “Top time gas’’ at the Fremont Fremont Drag Strip this week went to Fred Stoke of San Rafael, Rafael, driving the Chevy engined Stoke and Azevedo gasser 155.74 miles per hour in 9.34 seconds. i