BOATING—In Europe's sequel to the Miami-Nassau powerboat race—156 miles from Cowes, Isle of Wight, to Torquay—British auto racing driver TOMMY SOPWITH (son of America's Cup challenger T.O.M. Sopwith, who nearly defeated the U.S.'s Rainbow in 1934 with his Endeavour) skippered a 25-foot Ray Hunt Thunderbolt over a driving, wind-churned English Channel to finish 20 minutes ahead of Jim Wynne of Miami. Favorite Dick Bertram's Moppie limped back into port an hour after the start with a burnt-out clutch.
Dick Stearns of Northfield. Ill., sailing his sleek black-hulled yacht Glider to capture three second places and two fifth places, won the five-race North American Star class championship in Toronto for the second straight year.
BOXING—JORGE FERNANDEZ of Buenos Aires avenged the only knockout of his career and stepped directly into line for a shot at the welterweight title with a 10-round decision over Cuba's Isaac Logart at Madison Square Garden. In a lively bout Fernandez shook Logart several times but was never able to knock the Cuban down. Three years ago Logart scored a ninth-round KO over the Argentine.
Eder Jofre of Brazil, retaining his world bantamweight title, scored his 10th straight knockout with a seventh-round KO over Venezuela's Ramon Arias, in Caracas.
George Logan, taking a flurry of lefts and rights from Heavyweight Pete Rademacher in the first round, stepped up in the second and belted the former Olympic champion to the canvas three times before the referee stopped the 10-rounder, in Boise, Idaho.
CANOE RACING—The CARTIERVILLE CANOE CLUB of Montreal, stealing the show at the North American championships in Dartmouth. N.S., won four of the six races over 15 other clubs, including five from the U.S. Its victories: single-blade singles, the single-blade four, kayak tandem and single-blade tandem. A mixed Canadian crew won the kayak four, and the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club the kayak singles double-blade race.
FISHING—In seven fathoms off Newport, R.I., Terry Lentz, Bob Weaver and Jim Baldwin successfully defended the LONG BEACH ( Calif.) NEPTUNES' national spearfishing title by scoring 215.12 points over the Newport (R.I.) Underwater Sportsmen, who placed second with 92.4 points. A Connecticut Council of Diving Clubs team of Marilyn Snyder and Shirley Johnson won the women's title with 27.14 points. Biggest catch was a 10.3-pound striped bass speared by Terry Lentz.
Jon Tarantino, a San Franciscan, won eight individual events, captured the all-round title at The American Casting Association championships in Long Beach, Calif. In the women's division, MEL GAVIN of St. Louis won 10 individual titles as she completely outclassed the field in taking all-accuracy honors. E. A. THOMAS of Los Angeles won the wet-fly accuracy contest with 10 perfect games for 1,000 points, one point better than runner-up Steve Aleshi of Kansas City, Mo.
GOLF—MARY LOWELL, 17, of Hayward. Calif. won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in Seattle by defeating Margaret Martin, also 17, of St. Clairsville, Ohio 1 up in the finals, when Margaret missed a 3�-foot putt that rimmed the cup on the 18th hole (see page 46).
Gay Brewer Jr. of Crystal River. Fla. shot a final-round 67 to win the $35,000 Carling Open in Silver Spring, Md. with a 72-hole total of 277, one under runner-up Billy Maxwell of Dallas.