BOATING—RICHARD STEARNS, a former North American champion, with Lynn Williams as crew, won the world Star class title on a foggy day off Lisbon. While the Wilmette, Ill. pair didn't win one of the five races, their persistency with Harbor Glider edged Portugal's Brothers Duarte and Fernando Bello by six points in the overall standings. Russia's Olympic gold medalist, Timir Pinegin, in one of his infrequent international appearances, won the first and fourth races in Tornado, but a 39th plunged the inconsistent Russian to eighth in the final results.
Sue Sinclair left her three small children at home with her husband, took her sister Sandy and Carolyn McCurdy as crew from the Noroton ( Conn.) Yacht Club to Miami for the North American women's sailing championship and breezed right through the eight races. Skippering a Lightning, Mrs. Sinclair, who had earlier defeated Defending Champion Timothea Schneider in the regional eliminations, shook off Mrs. Glenn Lattimore of the Fort Worth club to win. Her fourth place in the last race, plus three firsts, gave the red-headed sailor a 1�-point edge and the Adams Cup.
Tom Allen slipped successfully through Lake Eric's southeast gales and past tough competitor Carl Eichenlaub of San Diego to retain his North American Lightning class title.
Henry Sprague III, 16, one of the current crop of first-rate sailors from the sprawling aquapolis of Newport Harbor, Calif., won the Sears Cup (the North American junior championship) in a blustery series oil" Marblehead. Mass. Sprague and his two crewmen sailed their 210 to four victories in the eight-race competition, scoring 49 points, to beat Peter Leus of Montreal by 3� points.
CANOEING—NEIL O'KEEFE and BILL KELLY bucked a strong headwind on Lake Sebago in Bear Mountain, N.Y., to win the two-man kayak event as a U.S. team defeated Canada for the first time in the North American championships. Then O'Keefe and Kelly, young New Yorkers who practiced for the race with miles of rowing on Manhattan's Hudson and Harlem rivers, paired with fellow New Yorkers Ken Wilson and Tom Healy to win the four-man kayaks. Olympian Frank Havens led a U.S. sweep of the one-man singles. This gave the U.S. a heartening 32-22 triumph, and hope for a respectable showing in the 1964 Olympics.
GAMES—ASIAN GAMES (see page 13) continued in Jakarta, Indonesia amid protests provoked by rebuffs to non-Communist nations. Japan marched to a big lead over teams from 17 countries, winning 70 gold medals in 110 events as it dominated track and field, wrestling, swimming and table tennis.
GOLF—JoANNE GUNDERSON, a powerful 23-vear-old apple-eater from Kirkland, Wash., won her third National Women's Amateur title (see page 82). Playing overpowering golf, she thrashed high school senior Ann Baker of Maryville, Tenn. 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final at Rochester. N.Y. Miss Gunderson, who picked and ate a "lucky" apple from a tree on the 9th fairway every day of the tournament, had only one close call as she won seven matches en route to the finals. The champion, who had won in 1957, when she was 18, and again in 1960, played a total of 120 holes in eight over par. The seven-day tournament had its biggest upset when Defending Champion Anne Quast Decker lost 5 and 4 to Patricia Hahn. 22-year-old Delaware state champion.
Howard Creel, 57, won his second straight world senior championship—for golfers 55 years and over—in Colorado Springs, Colo. Creel, a lefthander from Houston, defeated 65-year-old Adrian McManus of Pasadena, Calif. 7 and 5 in the final.
HARNESS RACING—A.C.'s VIKING brought the same winning form to The Hambletonian that he has to 10 of 11 other races this year (see page 20). Sixty-two-year-old Sanders Russell, still wearing a sneaker because of an injured ankle, coaxed the 3-year-old trotter to victory in both of the mile heats. Starting from 15th post position in the first heat, the Viking was not able to reach the front until the 16th pole, but he closed in on the finish easily from there. The winning time was a fast 1:59[3/5]-Safe Mission followed a length and three quarters behind. After resting an hour at the oven-hot Du Quoin (Ill.) Fairgrounds, the Viking took the second heat in 2:00. For his second win in trotting's Triple Crown (the Yonkers Futurity was the first), A.C.'s Viking earned $62,854 for his owners, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Petersen of West Hartford, Conn.
HORSE RACING—BLACK BEARD ($28.80) led a field of 12 all the way through the mile for an easy win in the $58,900 Jerome Handicap for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct. Braulio Baeza rode the son of Swaps to a convincing three-length victory over Fauve in the stakes record time of 1:34[3/5] was the fifth win in 14 starts this year for the Darby Dan Farm entry. Spring winners, including Kentucky Derby victor Decidedly and Greek Money, proved disappointingly slow, finishing out of the money.