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The Wilmington morning star. [volume] (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, July 10, 1947, Image 11

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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.

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