28 Aug 1961 Daily Ind Jnl "Baby Grand Finally Scores Win Over Easom's Serenade"
SAUSAUTO YACHT CLUB REGATTA Baby Grand Finally Scores Win Over Easom's Serenade By ALFRED MATSON Malcolm De Wees finally achieved a win with his Baby Grand to best his season long tormentor. Hank Easom, and his Serenade, but it was close, yesterday in the Sausalito Yacht Club's regatta. The point is that the Baby Grand and the Serenade are both of the Dasher class, but the galling part for De Wees, heretofore, had been that both boats were built by Easom at his Sausalito shipyard and, as a customer, he wasn’t getting a fait shake. Baby Grand’s margin margin of victory yesterday was a mere 45 seconds. The Sausalito Y.C.’s first Yacht Racing Assn. regatta was an unqualified success with an impressive turnout of yachts for both days of racing. But the race committee had its headaches, particularly on Saturday when it discovered it had lost the entire Farallon Clipper fleet. All the other classes had finished, but the Clutch Player Wins Li'l League For El Cajon '9' WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. «0 — “When he goes to bat the entire entire team has a feeling of confidence.” confidence.” Coach Don Dolan Farallones, all six of them, were unseen and unreported. After a hurried consultation, Recorder Don Seaton and the committee decided on some concrete action. So, making like the Coast Guard, the committee boat | headed out into the fog in search of the Maverick Faral| Faral| lones and found them off Point ! Bonita with four of them in ; close contention and still battling battling for the lead. Once under the Golden Gate Bridge, the wind picked up and the committee committee boat had to scurry back Inept Raiders Clouted, 35-7 SAN DIEGO (UPD — Some; might challenge the San Diego Chargers as the would-he champions champions of the American Football League, hut it looks like Sid Gillman’s crew^ will he California’s California’s best with little or no trouble. The Chargers, playing their first season here after a financially financially disastrous year in Los Angeles bucking the Dodgers and Rams, smashed the Oak] Oak] land Raiders yesterday, 35-7, in a Balboa Stadium exhibition i contest. to the finish line to record the errant finishers properly. Regardless of the 8 hours and 28 minutes spent in achieving the victory, it was a big one for Hal McCormick of Belvedere, the skipper of the Mistress 11 owned by Fred Parr Cox. St. Francis Y.C. It was Hal’s first win for the season over the champ, Bill Trask's Hoyden II. In yesterday’s division races, the Baruna continued along her trail of resurgence by again defeating defeating the Bolero, and quite handily too. Although the Ba runa was first to finish, Tim Mosely’s Orient was declared the winner on corrected time. However, for the first time in many years Jim Michael entered entered a protest. At the start, according according to the skipper of the Baruna, the Orient barged the line, forcing him to fall off or ram the committee boat. While the Baruna is undoubtedly one of the finest equipped yachts to be found, it had no protest flag, and a crewman's shirt was the only available substitute. In Division D the Triton's hold on the top spots was finally finally broken with a nice win by Larry Harris in the Columbia. The season’s leader Triton was relegated to seventh spot, but Boh Potter has a fat cushion of season’s points and has no great reason for alarm.