BOATING—ALBERT FAY of Houston sailed Flame across the finish line one minute ahead of Norway's Fred Olsen in the final race to capture the Gold Cup for 5.5s in Sandhamn, Sweden. It was the second Gold Cup victory for the Fay family (his brother Ernest took the series in 1962).
Gypsy, a 53-foot sloop owned and skippered by Charles Kotovic of Milwaukee, sailed off with all possible prizes in the 235-mile Port Huron-to-Mackinac race. The Wisconsin craft was the first of 143 yachts to finish the race (its time was 40:13:37), was the over-all winner on corrected time (36:43:26) and also won the Class A championship.
On Tor Bay, off Torquay, England, Austrian helmsman HUBERT RAUDASCHOL, 21, outsailed 60 single-handers from 16 countries to win the unofficial Finn Monotype-class world championship.
On hand for the 66th annual Larchmont, N.Y. Race Week were more than 500 boats competing in 26 classes. The Anne Kathleen Cullen Memorial Trophy for the outstanding performance in the eight-day regatta went to Real Estate Investment Broker ALFRED B. WINSLOW, a 210 class skipper from Rye, N.Y., who outsailed 20 rivals in his sloop Hassle to win with finishes of 6-1-4-2-2-2 for the series. And for the second consecutive year, Blue Jay Skipper RICK FARMER, 15, of Great Neck, N.Y., who maneuvered Dynamite to three firsts and a second to top a fleet of 21, was awarded the Commodore's Trophy as the outstanding junior sailor in the regatta.
BOXING—Second-ranking Welterweight JOSE STABLE, a Cuban living in New York, earned a possible title fight with Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith when he outslugged Gabe Terronez of Fresno, Calif. to win by a technical knockout in the eighth of a scheduled 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden.
In another TKO, CLEVELAND WILLIAMS of Houston, the sixth-ranked heavyweight contender, won a sixth-round victory over Sonny Banks of Detroit after knocking him down in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of a scheduled 10-rounder in Houston.
GOLF—U.S. Open Champion KEN VENTURI, who soared from a 36th-place tie to a first-place tie with an eight-under-par 63 on the second round, held on to win the $50,000 Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn. with 273. One stroke behind in a four-way tie for second place were pros Al Besselink, Sam Carmichael and Paul Bondeson, along with amateur Jimmy Grant of Hartford.
HARNESS RACING—Driven by John Simpson, Mrs. Charlotte Sheppard's AYRES ($3.60) set a track record for 3-year-olds of 2:01[3/5] for the mile as he finished 3� lengths in front of Speedy Count to win the $116,691.25 Yonkers Futurity, the first test of the Triple Crown for trotters, on Yonkers Raceway's half-mile track (see page 52).
In a race at Vernon Downs, N.Y., another Hambletonian hopeful, FROST RIDGE ($3.30), owned by Eaton Ridge Farm and driven by Don Miller, trotted the fastest mile for any age this season—1:59[1/5] on the three-quarter-mile track—to outdistance Amy Potomac by 9� lengths. Frost Ridge, winless in nine starts as a 2-year old, has finished first in six of eight races this season.
A week after losing the Dan Patch Pace by a nose to Cardigan Bay, Mrs. Leonard J. Buck's 4-year-old OVERTRICK ($2.90), John Patterson in the sulky, nosed out his 8-year-old New Zealand rival to win the $25,000 Dan Patch Encore at Yonkers Raceway.