BOATING—When all the mathematics were done, Huey A. Long's veteran 57-foot campaigner ONDINE was declared overall winner of the first 3,400-mile transatlantic race from Bermuda to Copenhagen. First over the line at the Skaw 31 hours before Ondine was Robert Johnson's 72-foot ketch, Ticonderoga, which made the passage in just one hour short of 16 days. But frustrating calms held back the tail end of the fleet, so it was a full 23 days seven hours before the last of the 36 boats, Horace Beck's 38-foot sloop, China Bird, finished the race. Carl Hovgard's Circe, Homer Denius' Maredea and the Cal-40 Vamp X won second, third and fourth spots overall, while Richard Nye's 53�-foot Carina, Vamp X, and Tyge Rothe's 40-foot yawl, Kirsten, each took honors in their classes.
Now living in The Netherlands, but sailing for an American yacht club, EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, son of the late U.S. Secretary of State, skippered his new ocean racer Tina to two firsts and a fifth to capture international racing's recently resuscitated One-Ton Cup for the U.S. Ted Hood's Robin, out of Marblehead, Mass., was runner-up.
Ernest Fay of Houston won his second straight (the fifth of his career) Scandinavian Gold Cup when he sailed his 5.5-meter Pride to three out of five first-place finishes off Norway.
Flying buffalo, a 35-foot Class C sloop owned and skippered by Maury Declerq of Detroit, took overall honors in the Port Huron-to-Mackinac race with a corrected time of 26:44.55. ROMAHAJO III, Harvey Nedeau's 42-foot sloop from Muskegon, Mich., placed second in the overall standings and first in Class A, while Gypsy, the 32-footer out of Milwaukee that was the first over the finish line, placed third overall and second in Class A.
GOLF—"This course makes me play better," said 28-year-old Californian AL GEIBERGER as he proved the point with an even-par 280 to win the PGA championship in Akron, Ohio by four strokes over runner-up Dudley Wysong, 27, of Texas (page 16).
HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove NOBLE VICTORY ($5.00) to a 3�-length victory over favored Speedy Rodney in the $25,000 Su Mac Lad Invitational Trot at Brandywine in Wilmington, Del., breaking the mile track record set in 1965 by Speedy Scot with a 2:00 2/5.
Romeo Hanover ($2.20), the 3-year-old who got one leg up on pacing's Triple Crown with a first in the Cane Futurity in May, scored his eighth straight win as he beat True Duane by half a length in Monticello's Henry Thomas Pace. A few days earlier at Monticello, Romeo's full brother, ROMULUS HANOVER, a 2-year-old chestnut driven by Billy Haughton, won over King Omaha by four lengths to gain his sixth victory in nine starts.
HORSE RACING—Ogden Phipps's BUCKPASSER ($3.20), ridden by Braulio Baeza, caught front-running Buffle in the stretch and won Aqueduct's $107,100 Brooklyn Handicap by a head (page 40).
Lady Pitt ($5.40), owned by Golden Triangle Stable and ridden by Walter Blum, strengthened her bid for 3-year-old filly honors with an easy five-length victory over Help on Way in the $63,092 Delaware Oaks at Stanton, Del.
Forgotten dreams ($23.20), owned by Industrialist Louis Wolfson, won the first major stakes race of the year for 2-year-olds when he beat favored Tumble Wind, in the $146,350 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at Hollywood Park. The upset 3�-length victory over a favorite who had run unbeaten in his last three starts was worth $101,350.