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rO Craft To Sail In South Atlantic Regatta Today
|EfTTO RIGHT: A “C" class Mercury, a “C" class Duchess, Don Fisher's Comet class “Nip ■Jgd Dave Scott’s “Thistle" go for run in Ba nk's Channel.___ '‘-KOOK S Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, makes a starboard reach in hi« class ‘ C Falr r,iok and craft made a fine showing in the Regatta last year. Nine Classes Entered In Banks Channel Races Three-Day Water Classic Will Begin Today Off Wrightsville; CYC Plays Host Last minute entries continued to flow in last night for the South Atlantic Regatta which is slated for Wrightsville Beach today, tomorrow and Saturday. At the time of this writing .invitations chairman Jimmy Lyell had already re ceived more than sixty registrations and reports from the Carolina Yacht Club—which is playing host to the three-day water classic—indicated that the final count should exceed the seventy mark. Starting time for each of the three days has been set for 3 o’clock, and will find nine classes of sail-craft milling about in Banks Channel I a glance over the entry list for each class finds: In the class B inland Lake Scow division: Henry Peschau, Jr., in the “Regardless”; the Murchison boys in the “Mistress”; the Sprunt lads in the “Waho”; Barr Sprunt in the Frolic IV”; John Colucci, Jr., in the “Star dust III’. All the foregoing are Wrightsville craft. Up from Char leston are Billy Lockwood in the “Wing-it III”, Tony Ferri in the “Easy Does It”, and George Paul in the “Zephyr II”. Class “C” includes: Billy Col lins, Mt. Pleasant, “Roamer”; Mike Seabrook, Mt. Pleasant, “Fairwind”; Lawrence Sprunt, Wrightsville, “Mercury”; Jimmy Lyell, Wrightsville, “Duchess”; David Scott, Wrightsville, “This tle”; E. L. Matthews, Wrights ville, “Dauntless”; and Johnny Murchison, Wrightsville, “Calyp so”. Class “D” includes; Dinks Pres ton, Wrightsville, “Bluebird”; Henry Von Oesen, Wrightsville, “Cerlew II”; Daniel Sprunt, Jr., Wrightsville “Arrow”; Fred Feld er, Charleston, “Revenge”; and Billy Leonard, Charlston “Ail borne”. Incidentally, the “Air borne” — one of the fastest boats its size on the east coast — took top honors in last year's Carolina Yacht Club Invitational Regatta. Class E takes in Ray Buck’s “Storm Warn” and Alec Fonveille in the “Phantom”. Both vessels are from Wrightsville. Only three boats have been en tered in the Moth division: Stark Patterson “Blue Goose’’, Teasey Morrison’s “Frim Fram”, and Willie Jonse* “Rum Dum”. In the Snipe Class are: Peggy Rorison’s “Peggy”; Johnny Metts’ “Toss Pot”; Kay Perdew’s “B. S. .and T.”; Tanky and Henry Meer’s “Wee Wyn”; Park Smith’s ‘'Mem ory”; ano Dickie Dunlea’i “No Name”. The crowded Comet Class in volves: Vic Taylor’s “High Life”; Artie Perry's “Commodore”; Bryan Broadfoot’s “Dolphin”; Jack Preston's “Tajadi”; Ray mond Holland's “Dixie Belle”; Donald Fisher’s "Nipper”; Jim my Patterson’s “Windward”; John Gaylord’s “Raider”; Joe Morrison’s “Dirty Shame”; arid E. V. Johnson's “No Name.” All but the latter are from Wrights ville. Johnson hails from Cherry Point. In addition to these, five Comets are expected down from Morehead City, but as yet have failed to file entry blanks. * Only one local entry will be found in the Lightning Class — Lem Doss, Jr., sailing the “No Name”. Other entries include: C C. Demere, Savannah, “Horse fly”; Ed Cowart, Savannah, “Vix en”; J. G. Hardee, Til, Savannah. "Irene”; Sgt. Rafi, Cherry Point, “No Name”; J. Z. Cecelski, Cherry Point, “Sea Witch”; Lt. Col B. Z. Redfield, Cherry Point, “No Name”; Allan Thurber, Cherry Point, “No Name”; Bill Winburn, Savannah, “Four Winds”; Jack Brumby, Savannah, “No Name”; and Margaret Shepper, Beaufort, S. C., “No Name”. Four entries have been filed in the National One Design Class. All four registrations are from Charleston and include; Bruce Prentiss’s “Mee Too”; Keating Simmons’ “Miss Conduct”, Tom Bennett's “Command Perform ance’’, and Louis Dawson, IIPs, “Surprise”. Final winners of the three-day event will be determined on the point basis. Eacli boat is given a point for every other boat in its class that it beats across the fin ish line, and one point for finish ing. At the conclusion of Satur day’s meet the vessel having ac cumulated the greatest number of points in each class is designated the victor. Trophys and cups will be presented winning skippers *t a ceremony in the yacht club Sat urday night. Just a minute — here are two more late entries: Jack Lesemann, Charleston, has entered his top-flight “No Name II” in the Snipe Class; and J. L. Palmer, also from Charleston, registerd h i s “Shamrock” In the Class “D” division. ONE OF THE MANY sharp vessels entered in the “C” class races In the Sooth Atlantic Regatta Is Lawrence Sprout’s Mercury type craft. ALEX FONVEILLE will sail this “E” class craft, the “Phantom,’ ! in that division’s races in the Sooth Atlantic Regatta to be held at Bank’s Channel at WrightsviUe Beach starting at S o’clock this after noon. TWO CLASSES OF CRAFT taking part in the three-day South Atlantic Regatta in Banks Channel starting .adav are represented bv (left) a ?Te)h. and D. Sprunt’s “D” class Arrow. AT LEFT IS CURLEW II, a class “D” job, and In the background are others jockeying for ■ailing position in last year’s South Atlantic Regatta oft WrightsvlUe in Banks Channel. BOATS AT THE BEACH before racing activities begin are (foreground) a Moth, (left foreground) a Comet, and others scattered behind them. With the Carolina Yacht Club playing host *' 1 ' At lantic Regatta gets underway this afternoon at 3 o’clock. It SMFE CLASS sailing craft takes time out from slicing Atlantic waters to be caught in a halo Inlight shower5nr down frc-i uddenlv Darted clouds.