BOATING—Sailing close to the rhumb line, Clayton Ewing's DYNA caught a private breeze and coasted to victory in an Annapolis-Newport race that had hung all 88 yachts in a limbo of glassy calm (see page 48). First to finish and second in class A was the 64-foot aluminum sloop, Challenge, in her racing debut. SEAFLOWER won class B, with the Naval Academy's Frolic second. Class C honors went to SUN DANCE, followed by Harrier, the Ray Hunt-designed sloop that had won overall in 1957 with Hunt at the helm. In class D REINDEER finished ahead of Fleetwood and Swamp Yankee. Fearsome Bolero, which joins Dyna in the transatlantic race, finished 33rd in the fleet. The Italian Navy ship, Corsaro II, another transatlantic entry, was ninth in class A, 17 hours behind the leader.
Bill Twist Jr., a sophomore at Stanford, won the ICYRA single-handed title by a narrow three points over Bill Cox Jr., a Princeton senior. Only 20 years old, Twist has an impressive sailing record, including the Pacific junior title, a fourth at the 1961 Star World's Championships and the current Pacific single-handed title. The nine-race intercollegiate series is a new event, held in Finn Monotypes, for the Glen S. Foster trophy.
FOOTBALL—The season opened early, in 93� heat, as those top college seniors who have turned pro met in the third annual East-West game. Hugh Campbell, Washington State ( San Francisco 49ers), starred for the West, catching eight passes for 108 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Bill Nelsen, Southern California ( St. Louis Cardinals), passed for a two-point conversion and completed two touchdown passes to Campbell. Ron VanderKelen, Wisconsin (Vikings), threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Pat Richter, Wisconsin ( Washington Redskins' No. 1 draft choice), but East lost 21-22.
GOLF—KATHY WHITWORTH, 23, overcame a seven-stroke deficit to win the Ladies' PGA Carvel Open, scoring a one-over-par 217 for 54 holes. Favorite Mickey Wright, who has won seven of the 11 pro tournaments this year, and 47 pro tournaments in all, tied for fourth. Althea Gibson, the best of the amateurs, carded 236.
Going into the final round of the richest tournament to date, the $110,000 Cleveland Open, Tony Lema, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were tied at 8 under. Then Jack faltered and Tom Aaron, the 26-year-old Georgian who finished last in the National Open, wound up with four straight birdies for 273 to enter a three-way 18-hole playoff that was won with a 4-under-par 67 by Palmer.
HARNESS RACING—DELLA DARES ($39.70) won a wild mile pace at Westbury, N.Y., when Royala, first to finish, was disqualified for interference. On the second lap Royala cut in on Afton Nibble, Nibble broke. Door Knob crashed into Nibble, Metropolitan hit Door Knob, Yankee Boy pulled wide, but Tornado Coast slammed into Door Knob. Four horses finished.
A.C.'s Viking ($3.60), who promises to be the best of the 4-year-olds, set a track record of 2:01 for the mile at Northville Downs. With 3/8ths of a mile to go, the 1962 Hambletonian winner came from third, dueled with Sprite Rodney the pacesetter, held off a late challenge from Tercel and won by half a length. Apex Hanover was third.
HORSE RACING—To cap the visit of Ireland's favorite son, an Irish colt won the Irish Sweeps Derby. Amid some shenanigans, the 8 to 11 favorite, Relko, the highly touted French horse who "couldn't lose," was mysteriously scratched as the horses were at the post. Ireland's RAGUSA, at 100 to 7, won the first prize of $140,000.
Sanctus held the rail, won $132,000 and the Grand Prix de Paris for 3-year-olds to add France's second richest race to his victory in the French Derby. Due de Gueldre was second when Signor was disqualified for interference.
MOTOR SPORTS—Scotsman JIMMY CLARLK, won his third victory of the season in the Grand Prix of France, to pile up an almost unassailable 27 points in the World Drivers' Championship. Clark's factory Lotus led the entire 53 laps, averaging 125.31 mph and setting a one-lap record of 131.147. Graham Hill, the current champion, took a one-minute penalty for pushing his BRM to start and finished third behind Tony Maggs. Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney, driving the two Brabham-Climaxes, were fourth and fifth.