Ted Hood, 28-year-old Marblehead, Mass. sailmaker, got off to bad start in crucial seventh race but recovered smartly to maneuver his 26-foot Blanchard sloop Ocenide to victory, climaxed windless week marked by limp sails and glum sailors by placing third in eighth race to win North American sailing title and Mallory Cup on Seattle's becalmed Lake Washington.
Bill Gooderham, youngish Toronto stockbroker at tiller of Buzzy III, outsailed persistent Challenger Herman Whiton's Goose on windward leg of final race, took North American 6-meter championship for third straight year at Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Seattle's Miss Thriftway, her hull battered and patched after tossing around on wind-whipped Potomac in semifinal, trailed Detroit's Miss Pepsi to finish in final heat but had more than enough points (1,100) to win President's Cup at Washington, D.C.
Harvie Ward, personable 30-year-old San Francisco auto salesman, putted and chipped with deadly accuracy to overhaul aging Chuck Kocsis 5 and 4 at Lake Forest, Ill. (see page 20), won his second straight national amateur title and berth on U.S. team which will face Canada and Mexico for Americas Cup at Mexico City, Oct. 27-28. His teammates: Captain Bill Campbell of Huntington, W.Va.; Joe Campbell of Anderson, Ind.; Billy Joe Pat-ton of Morgantown, N.C.; Joe Conrad of San Antonio; Hillman Robbins of Memphis; Ken Venturi of San Francisco.
TRACK AND FIELD
European track stars, with one eye carefully focused on Melbourne, were off and running again last week. Hungary's Istvan Rozsavolgyi romped through 1,500 meters in 3:41.1, just five-tenths of a second off world record, at Budapest. England's four-minute-miler Brian Hewson dropped down to 800 meters, ran scorching 1:47.5 at Glasgow, fastest ever by Briton on home soil. More somber notes: Belgium's Roger Moens, 800-meter world record holder (1:45.7), tore thigh muscles in training at Athens, may have to pass up Olympics; Norway's Auden Boysen, co-holder of 1,000-meter world mark (2:19) who denounced Olympics as "circus," informed Norwegian Track and Field Association he definitely will not go to Melbourne; America's Dave Sime, world's brightest sprint star until cut down by leg injury, gave it another try but pulled up lame in 100-meter dash at London, rightfully decided not to run again until U.S. indoor season.
Russia's red-shirted booters, in first visit to Germany since World War II, outkicked all-star home team 2-1 as 90,000 gloomy burghers looked on in Hanover's new Niedersachsen Stadium, millions more watched and listened to game on TV and radio.
George Constantine of Sturbridge, Mass., shelving his usual daring for wariness, piloted his D Jaguar at average 71.4 mph over newly constructed 2.3-mile course termed "hazardous" by SCCA, rolled to victory in 50-mile Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Grand Prix race.
MARRIED—Bob Zuppke, 77, craggy-faced, Berlin-born Illinois football coach (1913 through 1941), sometime artist; and Leona P. Ray, age unrevealed, youngish-looking Zuppke housekeeper for past 23 years; at Champaign, Ill.
DIED—Stanley S. Sayres, 60, retired auto dealer, owner of famed Slo-Mo-Shun speedboats (IV and V), which came out of Seattle to wrest Gold Cup from Detroit in 1950, held it for four more years; of heart attack, at Seattle. Slo-Mo-Shun IV holds world speed record for propeller-driven boats at 178.497 mph.