Briggs cunningham, old hand at sailing who now competes only in the Atlantic championship, won his third class title in four years.
John Hersey, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (A Bell for Adano) and fine weekend sailor, finished third in the series. He poses at right with his crew: (from left) son Martin, 13, Mrs. Hersey and Mrs. Jean Anderson.
Hoyt Perry Jr. (right), 32-year-old New York banker, finished close second with a crew of Peter Duble, Mrs. William Rudkin and Mrs. Perry.
CUNNINGHAM (AT TILLER) PEERS AT BILLOWING SPINNAKER ABOARD HIS "SPINDRIFT." HIS MARGIN OF VICTORY IN SERIES WAS A SINGLE POINT
HERSEY'S "RUMOUR" IS FIRST ATLANTIC BUILT WITH ALL-FIBERGLAS HULL
PERRY'S "CAROLINA" LOST BID FOR TITLE IN THE FINAL RACE
HURRICANE SNOW IN JERSEY
Violently churning storm waters, driven by high winds and trapped between offshore bulkheads and the beaches at Ventnor, N.J. produce a creamy, snowlike froth to the delight of children living along Diane's gentler fringes
VENTNOR YOUNGSTERS WALLOW IN RICH, KNEE-DEEP FROTH WHICH, UNLIKE EVERYDAY OCEAN FOAM, WILL NOT EVAPORATE FOR SEVERAL HOURS
IN SCENE REMINISCENT OF WINTER, TWO ADVENTUROUS CHILDREN PLUNGE INTO WIND-WHIPPED PILES OF FINE-TEXTURED HURRICANE SNOW