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A roundup off the week August 13-19
Compiled by BILL COLSON
August 27, 1979
BOATING—In the most tragic race in yachting history, CONDOR OF BERMUDA, skippered by Bob Bell of Bermuda, set a course record for the Fastnet leg of the Admiral's Cup. The 77-foot sloop finished in 71:25:23, nearly eight hours faster than the old mark. TENACIOUS, with Ted Turner of Atlanta at the helm, won on corrected time in 79:52:22. Fifteen sailors died and 23 of the 306 boats in the race either sank or were abandoned when heavy rains, 75-knot winds and 40-foot waves battered the southwest coast of England (page 16).
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August 27, 1979

A Roundup Off The Week August 13-19

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BOATING—In the most tragic race in yachting history, CONDOR OF BERMUDA, skippered by Bob Bell of Bermuda, set a course record for the Fastnet leg of the Admiral's Cup. The 77-foot sloop finished in 71:25:23, nearly eight hours faster than the old mark. TENACIOUS, with Ted Turner of Atlanta at the helm, won on corrected time in 79:52:22. Fifteen sailors died and 23 of the 306 boats in the race either sank or were abandoned when heavy rains, 75-knot winds and 40-foot waves battered the southwest coast of England (page 16).

BOWLING—WAYNE WEBB defeated Steve Westberg 237-199 to win the $75,000 Greater Buffalo Open.

BOXING—MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD retained his WBC light-heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over John Conteh in Atlantic City (page 24).

DIVING—GREG LOUGANIS of Mission Viejo, Calif. became the first diver in 15 years to sweep the one-and three-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform events at the AAU Outdoor Championships, in Decatur, Ala. In the women's competition, KELLY McCORMICK and KIT SALNESS, both of Mission Viejo, won the one- and 10-meter events, respectively, and MICHELE HAIN of Dallas triumphed in the three-meter.

GOLF—JERRY McGEE shot a final-round 65 for a 17-under-par 267 to win the rain-delayed $300,000 Greater Hartford Open by one stroke over Jack Renner.

Firing a three-under-par 70 on the final day for a 288, JUDY RANKIN successfully defended her title in a rain-delayed $100,000 PGA tournament at Jericho, N.Y. Beth Daniel was second, two strokes back.

Carolyn Hill of Placentia, Calif. defeated Patty Sheehan of Reno, Nev. 7 and 6 to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Memphis.

A birdie on the final hole gave JACK RENNER a seven-under-par 277 and a one-stroke victory worth $72,000 in the $400,000 Westchester Classic in Harrison, N.Y., his first triumph on the PGA Tour. Howard Twitty and David Graham tied for second.

HORSE RACING—GENERAL ASSEMBLY ($8.80), Jacinto Vasquez up, won the $134,750 Travers Stakes at Saratoga by 15 lengths over Smarten. The 3-year-old son of Secretariat covered the sloppy 1�-mile course in a track-record 2:00 (page 45).

POCKET BILLIARDS—MIKE SIGEL of Towson, Md. beat Joe Balsis of Minersville, Pa. 150-31 to win the World Open title in New York City.

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