Sport: Smallest Champion

Finisterre's red-topped dacron spinnaker ballooned tautly in a 20-knot northeast wind, and her seven-man crew hand-rode her lovingly to catch every puff of wind as she bowled past Bermuda's St. David's Head at 9:10 a.m. one day last week. Observers were impressed with the seamanship, even though such homestretch finesse was no longer necessary—the broad-beamed little centerboard yawl had won the Newport-to-Bermuda race (on corrected time) by 11¼ minutes, the smallest yacht ever to win the Atlantic classic. It had been a rough, squally passage for the record field of 89 boats, and one had even gone down on a Bermuda...

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