Stewart is a computer marketing executive, Harvey a student at Cal State and a phys. ed. instructor in a Beverly Hills health spa. Stewart tunes the boat, makes tactical decisions and rides the trapeze. Harvey does the steering.
So smooth was their teamwork in Canada that by the last day of the championships they held a commanding lead. To beat them Hawaii's Weiser needed not only to win the race, but to have the Californians finish well down in the pack. Weiser told Stewart his private oracle had revealed where the wind would blow.
"That's O.K.," said Stewart. "Wherever you go, we're going to follow you."
Instead, in light and treacherous air, it was Weiser who did the following. He finished 13th. Harvey and Stewart were a safe eighth—and the speedball champs of the boating world.