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Pyewacket reclaims Ensenada record

 ENSENADA, Mexico---Dick and Mary Compton's new Andrews 77 Alchemy is a big, fast boat that will win a lot of races, but the 56th Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race was not to be one of them.

Instead, Roy E. Disney's Reichel/Pugh 77 Pyewacket finished first late Friday night and reclaimed the race record on a classic tactical error: opening the door for the trailing boat.

Pyewacket, representing the Los Angeles Yacht Club, finished the 125 nautical miles from Newport Beach in 10 hours 44 minutes 54 seconds, an average speed of 11.6 knots (13.3 mph).  more...



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