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ROUGHEST RACE TO BERMUDA
Squalls and heavy seas along the 635-mile course made this year's 50th anniversary ocean race to Bermuda the roughest ever. But expert seamanship also made it the fastest as every speed record was smashed by boats in all classes of competition. (For Ezra Bowen's eyewitness log, see page 49)
Nina, skippered by the 68-year-old DeCoursey Fales, shortened sail against heavy southwesterly, won Class A honors on corrected time.
Bolero, 73-foot black-hulled yawl under Sven Salen of Sweden, was the first across finish line at St. David's Head, set new course record.
Elda crew member Sheldon Pitney is hauled out, along with seven others aboard, after boat hit reef and sank just north of Bermuda.
Venturer, Harry Haskell's 73-foot 3-inch yawl, largest boat built to Bermuda rule, rides 30-knot blow under reefed mainsail.
THE SACRIFICE BUNT