Welcome to another Wooden Boat Wednesday!
To fight the mid-January cold, this week we spin the time dial back to a nice, hot July day in 1948 beginning with the Challenge Cup race, courtesy The Philadelphia Inquirer.
THE BAT CAPTURES TOMS RIVER CUP
Special to The Inquirer
TOMS RIVER, N.J., July 10.— The Bat, sailed by Tom Dilworth, Toms River Yacht Club, won the Class A catboat race today for the Toms River Challenge Cup, one of the oldest sailboat racing trophies in the U.S., having been raced for annually with the exception of the war years since 1871.
In the Lightning championship series race, Thor, sailed by Fred Wiedeke, Toms River, triumped, while in the "G" sloops Bob Snyder piloted his G-20 to a close victory over his clubmate, Dave Whitson, in the G-Whiz.
Sonny Neff sailed his Soubrette to victory over the three-time winner, Mike Fagan, to capture the Doan Trophy for Class E sloops.
John Stillman, Jr., Philadelphia, piloted Jolly Roger to victory in the Snipe Class. The former intercollegiate dinghy champion, Runyon Colie, Chestnut Hill, piloted Outsider to an impressive triumph in the Penguin Class.
Stillman accounted for one of the two victories scored by the Island Heights Yacht Club. Colie sailed for Mantoloking Yacht Club.
CLASS "B" SNEAKS — 1, Richard Bren, Applejack, Lavallette; 2, Lawrence Gleason, Frozen Assets, Lavallette; 3, Joseph Flynn, Falcon, Island Heights.
SNIPES — 1, John Stillman, Jr., Jolly Roger, Island Heights; 2, George Whittle, Sylph, Island Heights; 3, Bruce Roth, Reynard, Beachwood.
PENGUINS — 1, Runyon Colie, Outsider, Mantoloking; 2, Jack Wright, Small Consolation, Mantoloking; 3, Nile, Two Eyes, Lavallette.
A SNEAKS — 1, Cliff Campbell, Skinner, Beachwood; 2, Anne Lewis, Wigwam, Mantoloking; 3, Dick Bannehr, So So, Lavallette.
JUNIOR COMETS — 1, Fred Grigg, Esquire, Island Heights; 2, George Dosher, Restless, Beachwood; 3, I. Peek, Weasel, Bay Head.
MOTHS (Bay) — 1, Charles Carpenter, Snig, Mantoloking; 2, Pete Smith 3d, Ripple, Island Heights; 3, James Goldschalk, Sue 2d, Mantoloking.
17-FOOT CATS — 1, Fred Winkleman, Sea Puss, Lavallette; 2, E. O'Malley, Barnegat Belle, Lavallette; 3, Patty Winkleman, Felix, Lavallette.
MOTHS (International) — 1, Charles Sparks, Spar, Ocean Gate.
CLASS E SLOOPS — 1, Soubrette, Sonny Neff, Mantoloking; 2, Hirondelle, Mike Fagan, Seaside Park; 3, Top Drawer, H.M. Chance, Mantoloking.
CLASS A CATBOATS — 1, The Bat, Tom Dilworth, Toms River; 2, Spy, George Clark, Lavallette.
SENIOR COMETS — 1, Rascal, Len Egee, Ocean Gate; 2, 1946, R. Beltramine, Lavallette.
CHAMPIONSHIP LIGHTNINGS — 1, Thor, Fred Wiedeke, Toms River; 2, Andiamo, Dick Terhune, Toms River; 3, You Bet, Flint Larabee, Toms River.
CLASS G SLOOPS — 1, G-20, Bob Snyder, Toms River; 2, G Whiz, Dave Whitson, Toms River; 3, Colleen, 3d, W.M. Rose, Bay Head.
INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNINGS — 1, Kathryn, Charles Snyder, Ocean Gate; 2, Jay-Dee, James Davison, Shore Acres; 3, J. Cattus, Bay Head.
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