Sport: Olympic Torches

When British Yachtsmen Alan Warren and David Hunt limped across the finish line 14th in a field of 16 Tempest-class sailboats, they looked their not-so-good ship Gift 'Orse in the hull, set the fiber-glass beast afire and sank it in Lake Ontario. The 22-ft. sailboat (worth $10,000 new) had been damaged during shipment to Montreal and had served Britannia poorly. Said disgusted Skipper Warren: "She was lame: kindness called for us to put her down." The task proved almost Olympian. Paint thinner sloshed on the decks to fuel the blaze evaporated before Crewman Hunt could kindle it. "His...

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