December 14, 1986 |
None of the solo sailors in the BOC Challenge racearound the world is likely ever to forget the Indian Ocean as the second week of gales up to 65 knots and massive seas pounded the fleet. Virtually every one of the 19 boats has reported at least a knockdown--the mast in the water. Several have reported being rolled--having at least the mast beneath the level of the sea. The roll call of near disaster mounted each day.
April 30, 1994 |
It was a good idea, Lanee Butler thought. She would jump on her sailboard and join the 47th Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race to promote her Olympic campaign. A noble idea. She would donate some of the proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation for cleaner oceans. If Lanee had known then what she knows now. . . . "It wasn't what I expected," she said. "I expected--gosh, I don't know. It was much harder than I'd ever dreamed of, and not only for me but for the guys in my support boat."
January 4, 1987 |
The hand-to-mouth Sydney entry gave this America's Cup a built-in joke from the beginning. A crewman from the rival powerhouse Alan Bond syndicate said: "I'd rather be brown bread than sail on a boat with a name like that." On its first day out for a test sail in Sydney harbor, in full view of the famous bridge and opera house, the 12-meter rammed its tender.
February 20, 2004 |
The Olympic dream is a siren. Many hear its call. But only a privileged few get to live the dream. And when the dream seems to be dashed, then what? Al Heppner, a 29-year-old who had excelled in long-distance race-walking, a sport that punishes the body and soul, finished fifth Sunday at the U.S. Olympic trials in Chula Vista in the 50-kilometer (30-mile) race. He had led the race until about the 35-kilometer mark, when he tired.
August 13, 1992 |
The green flag dropped Wednesday for Chris Pook and his Del Mar Race Management team, which seeks to move the Vons Grand Prix of San Diego downtown. The city's Public Facilities and Recreation Committee voted unanimously to move forward with a proposed contract between Pook and the city manager's office that would move the race from its site on the Del Mar Fairgrounds to a location that would have the San Diego Convention Center as its centerpiece.
January 24, 1987 |
By their choice of two controversial committee leaders earlier this week, Democrats and Republicans in Congress demonstrated that they are gearing up for a highly partisan showdown over arms control and other important defense and foreign policy issues in the next two years. The selections of Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina as ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.
October 14, 2010 |
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in September, an advantage that will likely be blunted by spending from outside groups that heavily favor the GOP. In the fierce battle for control of the House of Representatives, each party's committee reported one of its best-ever months for fund-raising. The Democratic committee brought in $15.9 million in September, leaving it with $41.6 million to spend through election day. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee said it raised $11.2 million last month, which it said was its best performance since 2006.
December 4, 1990 |
The audit committee of Hollywood Park has launched an investigation into allegations that Marje Everett, the track's chief executive officer, may have used company goods and services for private use. Meeting Monday, the audit committee delegated the Arthur Anderson Co. to look into conduct by Everett that was questioned by R.D. Hubbard in a letter to Warren Williamson, secretary-treasurer of the Hollywood Park Operating Co. The letter, dated Nov.
March 1, 1985 |
Boston Marathon officials broke tradition today and said they will pay expenses for top runners in next month's 89th running of the race. Marathon administrator Guy Morse said the race committee of the Boston Athletic Assn. will pay for hotel accommodations for 20 of the top runners, defined by the committee as "elite marathoners." The Boston Marathon, the oldest major race of its kind in the world, has traditionally refused to offer prize, expense or appearance money.
January 26, 1987 |
Kookaburra III, a winner in the defenders final, was selected today to defend the America's Cup for Australia, ending days of speed trials. Kookaburra III was picked by the Royal Perth Yacht Club race committee over stablemate Kookaburra II and will meet America's Stars & Stripes in the best-of-seven series starting Jan. 31. Speed trials plus computer analysis determined the final selection.