Sailing: Ondine & Dramamine

It may be some consolation to other blue-water yachtsman to learn that Sumner A. ("My friends call me Huey") Long, 46, suffers from seasickness. It is certainly their only consolation, because Long, a Manhattan ship broker, is the world's most successful ocean-racing skipper. Between 1960 and 1967, Long and his 57-ft. yawl Ondine logged 150,000 miles, entering 66 races that ranged in distance from 19 miles to 3,190 miles —and winning 44 of those races either outright or on corrected time. That Ondine, rechristened Severn Star, currently serves as a training...

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