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1952 World Championship - Cascais, Portugal

1952 World Championship - Cascais, Portugal

The following results are from George Elder's book "Forty Years Among The Stars". In common with the early Logs it is interesting to note that in his results Elder does not give the yacht numbers of the boats which participated in the World's, but only just their names. It was not until the 1950 Log that yacht numbers were included in the results. From 1950 through 1976 both yacht numbers and names were given, but starting with 1977 frequently only yacht numbers were given. The last time both yacht numbers and yacht names were given was 1989.

In later years sometimes fleet designations were omitted. In these cases some of the more obvious fleet designations were supplied. Also from time to time only last names were supplied. First names, where known, were added.

Abbreviations etc: Dsa - Disabled. Dsq - Disqualified. Dns - Did Not Start. Wdr - Withdrew.

1952 - AT CASCAIS

Skipper		Crew		Yacht		Fleet			Daily Finish		Pts.

A. Straulino	N. Rode		Merope		Taranto			 1   1   1   2   3	142

R. Lippincott	D. Hubers	Flower		West Jersey		 6   6   3  11   7	117

D. Bello	F. Bello	Faneca		Cascais			 7  15   6   1   8	113

J. Piuza	F. deAndrade	Espedarte II	Lisboa			10  10  17   3   2	108

T. Nordio	L. Sangulin	Elletra		Trieste			 8   5   2  Dsq  1	104

C. Ulmer	S. Farrington	Scylla		East River		 9  11   5  19   9	 97

J. Schoonmaker	D. Knowles	Dingo		Nassau			 3  21  10   6  13	 97

J. Tito		A. Graca	Ma Lindo	Porto			18   3  15  14   5	 95

C. de Cardenas	de Cardenas Jr	Kurush IV	Habana			 5  12  20  15   4	 94

T. Razelos	A. Ziraud	Mari-Tim	Salamis			15   4  16   4  19	 92

M. Rivelli	G. Schettino	Faneca		Formia			16  17   8   7  14	 88

O. Dias		T. dePaula	Bu III		Rio de Janeiro		21   7   4  17  18	 83

P. Fischer	C. Wunderlich	Paka V		Hamburger		11  18  18  18   6	 79

J. Price	P. Smart	Comanche	Biscayne Bay		 2  22  14   5  Wdr	 77

P. Chancerel	J. Maraut	Gam		La Seine		12   9  19  23  10	 77

E. Mendonca	A. Silva	Pedrito IV	Vila Franca		14  19  23   8  12	 74

Y. Lorion	J. Lorion	Aloha V		d' Alger-		19  16  12  10  20	 73

H. Looser	J. Both		Perfidia III	Rapperswil		22  23  11  13  11	 70

H. Bryner	K. Bryner	Ali Baba IV	Zurichsee		17   2  21  Wdr 17	 63

D. Selara	A. Pelloti	Fiadolin	del Lario		Dsq 13   7  12  Wdr	 58

F. Mercier	J. Rousse	Vega		Villefranche		13  20  13  Wdr 21	 53

E. Perrissol	A. Moses	Ayoco		Cannes			24  14  22   9  Wdr	 51

J. Herbulot	A. Debarge	Tremontane III	Paris			Wdr  8  27  20  16	 49

E. Etchells	J. Reynes	Shannon		C. Long Island Sound	 4  Wdr  9  Dns Dns	 47

C. Blankenburg	O. Schlenzka	Pandar III	Kieler			23  24  26  21  15	 41

J. Mitchell	Mrs. Mitchell	Willy Nilly	Solent			20  Wdr 25  16  24	 35

S. Tay		F. Thieck	Saucy Sue	Casablanca		26  26  24  24  23	 27

P. deMontaut	J. deMontaut	Fada III	Seine et Oise		25  27  28  25  22	 23

C. Metral	J. Coursol	Itrane		Rabat			27  25  Dsq 22  Wdr	 16      

Winning yacht No. 2958. B - Old Greenwich Boat Works, 1949.
Ch. I.R.C. - Beppe Croce. Ch. Meeting - Carlos de Cardenas.

Regatta Report

This most recent era started with the 1952 Olympics, won by Straulino and Rode. Having shaken their jinx, the Italian commanders went on to win just about every championship in Europe. In '52 and '53 they made grand slams, capturing the World's, European and Italian titles. That in itself is a record which will be difficult to duplicate. They almost did it again in '54. I predicted for some years before the majority seemed to grasp the fact, that Agostino Straulino had more potential championship ability than any other skipper and was the man to watch, if he ever got going.

Quite a number of Olympic entries shipped their Stars from Helsinki to Lisbon.  The European contingent had to compete for the championship of that continent, also off Cascais, the week before the big event. Merope romped away with the 1952 World's Championship. Bob Lippincott, the gold Star man of '50, was a poor second, finishing twenty-five points behind Straulino. There is another record that may stand for some years to come. The world's title has never been won by such a wide margin of points before. Duarte Bello placed third on his home waters.

- report by George Elder

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