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Bill Buchan Jr ., lanky young University of Washington pre-dental junior, displayed sound tactics, skippered unfamiliar Luders 16 to North American sailing championship over choppy Lake St. Clair at Detroit, won right to have name engraved on ancient soup tureen known as Clifford D. Mallory Trophy. Buchan summed up victory: "We didn't take a chance all week." Defending champion Gene Walet III of New Orleans finished fourth (see page 54).
Cuba's Jorge de Cardenas, assisted by younger brother Carlos Jr. as crewman, lived up to tradition set by father, who holds world championship, sailed his Ku-rush III to two first places, broke deadlock on final day to win North American Star Class title at Rye, N.Y.
Carmen Basilio , sad-eyed welterweight champion with ambition to challenge Bobo Olson for middleweight title, had his hands full with left-hooking Gil Turner before punching out 10-round split decision over aggressive Philadelphian in nontitle TV bout at Syracuse, N.Y., prompted Co-Manager Johnny DeJohn to take second look: "What can we gain now by risking a fight with him [ Olson]?" More likely prospect for Basilio's next fight: clutching Johnny Saxton , for welter crown.
Vince Martinez , fifth-ranked welterweight contender still finding it difficult to get work, gave home-town fans first look at his skills, punched way to easy 10-round decision over Bob Provizzi at Paterson, N.J.
Jet Action, Maine Chance Farm's 4-year-old chestnut colt, was kept close to early pace by crafty Willie Shoemaker , forged into safe lead when roused with whip, coasted home by 2� lengths to win $152,950 Washington Park Handicap at Chicago.