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March 16, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Britain's Eddie Owen, who was to sailing last year what Al Unser Sr. was to auto racing, will open defense of his Congressional Cup championship today in the 24th running of the world's premier match-racing event at Long Beach. As Unser won the 1987 Indianapolis 500 after arriving at the track without a ride. Similarly, Owen had no boat until Ireland's Harold Cudmore decided to take a hike in the Himalayas rather than defend his '86 Congressional title.
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March 16, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Britain's Eddie Owen, who was to sailing last year what Al Unser Sr. was to auto racing, will open defense of his Congressional Cup championship today in the 24th running of the world's premier match-racing event at Long Beach. As Unser won the 1987 Indianapolis 500 after arriving at the track without a ride. Similarly, Owen had no boat until Ireland's Harold Cudmore decided to take a hike in the Himalayas rather than defend his '86 Congressional title.
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April 27, 1987 | Special to The Times
Rod Davis, who skippered the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's unsuccessful Eagle entry in the America's Cup, rebounded Sunday by winning the Citizens Squadron Challenge Cup match race series with a 9-0 record. Davis, 31, with a six-man crew of New Zealanders, dominated a fleet of other world-class sailors. Britain's Eddie Owen, who won the Congressional Cup at Long Beach in March, was second at 7-2, followed by Australia's Peter Gilmour at 6-3.
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March 13, 1993
Bertrand Pace of France and Roy Heiner of the Netherlands continued in a tie for the lead in the Congressional Cup sailing regatta off Long Beach on Friday. Rod Davis and Steve Grillon dropped into a third-place tie as light winds and tactical errors took their toll. Davis had a near replay of Thursday's finish-line fracas with Eddie Warden-Owen during his race Friday against Chris Law of England.
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March 12, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS
Rod Davis hasn't been this mad since New Zealand replaced him as skipper of its America's Cup boat last year. "It's a judges' call," he said, biting his lip hard after a chaotic finish to his race against Eddie Warden-Owen of Wales that ultimately left him in a four-way tie for first place Thursday in the 29th Congressional Cup at Long Beach.
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March 15, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Harold Cudmore may have to rethink his assertion that Eddie Owen is "the second best sailor in Britain." In the gloomy last, desperate gasp of expiring wind off Long Beach Saturday, Owen coaxed his boat around the windward mark 59 seconds ahead of Robbie Haines to win the Congressional Cup, which Cudmore won last year. It was a bizarre climax for the 23rd running of the world's most prestigious match racing series.
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March 18, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
As in the America's Cup, there is no second place in the Congressional Cup, so Peter Gilmour will find himself supported by an unusual array of allies today. The Australian will be the other contenders' immediate hope to head off unbeaten John Bertrand's rush toward the title.
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March 14, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
John Shadden grew up with the Congressional Cup, literally. His father, Tom, a Long Beach stockbroker, is a staff commodore of the host Long Beach Yacht Club, and young Shadden was born 23 years ago at the time of the event's inception. He remembers running around the docks gawking at the celebrity sailors. "I remember Dennis Conner and Ted Turner at the Tuesday night (pre-regatta) dinners," he said.
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August 18, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
Echoes of the America's Cup are faint as 10 of the world's best sailors return to basics today in the Mazda World Championship of Match Race Sailing off Long Beach. The six-day event is for the top 10 sailors, based on International Yacht Racing Union rankings from the last three years. Three, including No. 8 Rod Davis, New Zealand's skipper in the America's Cup trials and Olympic Star class silver medalist, declined and were replaced by the next three.
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August 19, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The officials and Chris Dickson ruined Peter Gilmour's perfect day, but it was so much better than any of his days at the America's Cup that he was more than happy to settle for it. Because of a race committee error, the former Spirit of Australia skipper finished the first day of the Mazda World Championship of Match Race Sailing at Long Beach Tuesday tied with New Zealand's Dickson and San Diego's Paul Cayard at 3-1 instead of alone at 4-0.
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