16 Nov 1962 Daily Ind Jnl "Big Vallejo Yacht Races Discontinued"
Big Vallejo Yacht Races Discontinued in By ALFRED MATSON Long the biggest regatta in tne matter of numbers, the annual annual Vallejo Race will be discontinued, discontinued, according to the representative of that club as an aftermath to the decision of the Yacht Racing Assn. committee committee to eliminate the race as a championship event. In other words, the contestants contestants will not accrue any seasonal seasonal points for participation Always the opening fixture on the racing scene, the race attracts attracts upwards of 500 boats and, heretofore, the lucky winners winners amassed such point totals that the less fortunate starters faced a terrific handicap at the very onset of the season. The problem, long a sore spot to the more astute sailors, was the big item on the agenda of the YRA meeting Monday at the St Francis Yacht Club. The vote was decisive, 49-13, to eliminate the point factor. Art Krause, the Vallejo Yacht Club representative, notified the assemblage assemblage that, in view of their decision, the race would no longer lie scheduled by his club, '[’lie 1963 season is a long way off. they may reconsider or. as it brings a significant amount of money into Vallejo, merce might underwrite tha event. TWO VETERAN yachtsmen will re-enter the racing pictura next year with look-alike yawls of impressive stature. Tha boats are of the 45-foot Seafarer Seafarer class and arrived recently aboard a freighter from tha Seafarer deVries Lentsch boatyard boatyard in Holland. Designed by Sparkman and Stephens, these fibre-glass yawls were purchased purchased by James Flood, San Francisco, and Hugh Jacks, Ross, and the sales were consummated consummated through the Sheldon Yacht Sales of San Rafael. THE SECOND WM'AL Lot Angcles-Mazatlan race starts at 12 noon tomorrow and a fleet of 25 hoats will heed the starter’s starter’s gun for this 1,000-mile contest contest Local hopes ride on the decks of the following: Fuller Callowa\ s 98-loot yawl Morning Morning Star. St. Francis Y.C.; Ron MacAnnan’s M-class Sirius, San Francb’o Y.C.; Wallace Nickell’s 56 ot Santana, Corinthian Corinthian VC., and the Farallone Clipper, Circe, Lou Riggs, San Francisco Y.C. Billy Moran. Albie Pearson. Leo Thomas and Leon Wagner played 160 games for the Los Angeles Angels last season.