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Texas Repeats Douglas Cup Win

February 24, 1985|ALMON LOCKABEY

University of Texas sailors won the Douglas Cup with a perfect 9-0 score Saturday. It was the second straight year the Texans have sailed home with the collegiate match-racing championship.

Sophomore Paul Foerster, a crewman on the Texas team last year, skippered a new crew of three this year to outsail nine other colleges in the series that totaled 45 individual two-boat races.

Runner-up in this year's Douglas Cup with a 7-2 record was UC San Diego with Ron Rosenberg at the helm. Third was Cal State Long Beach, skippered by Jay Golison, with a 6-3 record.

This year's series was sailed in identical J-24 sloops.

Other colleges competing (with records): USC (John Shadden), 6-3; U.S. Maritime Academy New York (Vince Kirby), 5-4; University of Hawaii (Ron Evans), 4-5; The Citadel (Ted Turner), 4-5; University of Washington (Herb Cole), 2-7; University of British Columbia (Mike Bruynesteyn), 1-8; Texas A&M (Billy Worsham), 1-8.

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