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1953 World Championship - Napoli, Italy

1953 World Championship - Napoli, Italy

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.

1953 - AT NAPOLI

Yacht#	Yacht name	Skipper		Crew		Fleet			Daily Finish             Pts.

3316	Merope II	A. Straulino	N. Rode		*Se-Ve-Taranto		 1   1  11   1   3	188

3135	Faneca		D. Bello	J. Tito		Cascais			 2   3  10   5   1	184

3233	Asterope	T. Nordio	L. Sangulin	Trieste			 9   7   3  12   9	165

3371	Myra		P. Chancerel	C. Gueullette	Seine			10  13   6   6   7	163

1655	Ma' Lindo	M. Quina	E. Cruz		Porto			11   5  19   3  11	156

2958	Merope		A. Cosentino	N. Stella	Ischia			 6  11  14  13   6	155

3032	Gem III		D. Knowles	S. Farrington	Nassau			15   4   5  25   2	154

3076	Kurush IV	C. de Cardenas	de Cardenas Jr	Habana			 8  14  21   4   5	153

3070	Espadarte II	J. Finza	M. Ricciardi	Lisboa			13   6   7  26   4	149

3332	Caprica		R. Cisppa	C. Rolandi	Capri			16   8  16   2  18	145

3290	Vega IV		C. W. Lyon Jr	Mrs. Nina Lyon	Barnegat Bay		20  15   2  15   8	145

2599	Faneca		M. Rivelli	G. Schettino	Formia			14   9   8   8  27	139

3252	Vim		W. Shehan	D. Hubers	Eastern Shore		 4  17  15  16  16	137

3191	Melody		P. Smart	J. de Cardenas	C. Long Island Sound	 5  21  25   9  12	133

3385	Vega		F. Mercier	G. Pissani	Villefranche		21  12  23  11  10	128

3327	Anna I		C. Boselli	R. Manara	Alto Lario		 7  Dsq  1  24  13	119

3172	Candide		A. Debarge	N. Calonne	Paris			 3  10  27   7  Dsq	117

3082	Scylla		C. Ulmar	A. de Cardenas	East River		25  16  20  14  14	116

3194	Gloriana III	U. Fondi	G. deLuca	Sorrentina		12   2  22  18  Wdr	110

3207	Bellatrix II	B. Splieth	N. vonStempel	Kiel			23  22   9  22  22	107

3328	Paka VI		P. Fischer	H. J. Renken	Hamburg			18  24  13  17  28	105

3222	Perfidia III	H. Looser	H. Rusterholz	Rapperswil		22  18  18  23  20	104

3227	Xodo IV		R. Bueno	A. Torres	Rio de Janeiro		27  28   4  19  31	 96

3111	Pedrito IV	E. deMendonca	F. Amorim	Vila Franca		29  25  17  31  15	 88

3108	Elletra		A. Moscovite	O. Danelon	Lignano			30  19  Dsq 10  24	 81

3346	Fiadolin II	D. Salata	O. Magnaghi	Lario			17  34  12  20  Wdr	 81

3069	Ali Baba IV	H. Bryner	U. Bucher	Lugano			19  31  26  29  21	 79

3209	Mari-Tim	T. Rozelos	A. Ziraud	Salamis			26  27  28  28  25	 71

3195	Eolo		S. diMaio	G. Sangiovanni	Leuca			33  23  24  30  30	 65

2708	Blue Lei	J. Both		C. Joos		Zuerich			24  20  Dsq 38  19	 63

3281	Aloha V		Y. Lorion	J. Carabia	Algers			28  29  34  21  32	 61

3239	Mechtild	J. Pankofer	M. Huber	Starnberg		36  33  29  35  17	 55

3224	Susan		O. Lagos	A. Vallebona	Olivos			34  30  31  36  26	 48

2484	Whirlpool	H. Day II	M. Gray		Paw Paw Lake		31  32  30  37  34	 41

3220	Evita		C. Auteried	H. J. Wurmbock	Attersee		35  38  37  27  29	 39

3350	Bufera		D. Milella	G. Modugno	Bari			37  26  33  34  36	 39

2291	Fiammetta	P. Migliaccio	G. Sartorio	Napoli			39  35  32  39  23	 37

3249	Fiadolin I	P. Bela		L. Jolif	Cannes			32  37  35  32  33	 36

3362	Bimba		M. Taylor	M. Taylor	Lake Maracaibo		38  36  36  33  35	 27

3203	Old Nut II	C. Henrion	F. Thieck	Fedala			Dns Dns 38  40  37	  8

Winning yacht No. 3316. B - Lippincott Boat Works, 1953. Ch. Meeting - Paul Smart.
Ch. I.R.C. - Beppe Croce. Fourteen nations represented.

Regatta Report

The 1953 series was sailed off Napoli beneath ominous Vesuvius that towered in the background. Straulino won again, but only by four points, over - guess who - the ever persistent Duarte Bello. Nordio, of Trieste, was a poor third. Since under our rotating rule the same fleet cannot hold the event for two consecutive years, the location had to be decided on aggregate points and it went back once more to Cascais. Now that really is remarkable. Three times Duarte Bello took the World's Championship back to Portugal by aggregate points. He had the help of Capucho in '46 and '49 and of Tito in '50, but Bello was the anchor man each time and sewed it up. The third time he did it single handed. Here you have a record for both a fleet and a skipper, which I doubt will ever be matched again.

- report by George Elder