Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Acadia In The (Old) News

A 1980 Sports Illustrated article about Acadia (view full story):

"Two years ago, in his first Acadia, [Burt Keenan] took third place in fleet in the Southern Ocean Racing Conference . Last year he was second. This year, in his new Acadia , he placed first in a strange, albeit convincing, style. He did not win any of the six races that make up the SORC circuit, but by the end of the first two, the 138-mile Boca Grande race and the 359-mile St. Petersburg to Ft. Lauderdale , in which he placed 12th and second, respectively—he led and was never headed. By the time the fleet reached Nassau , with five races done, Keenan's Acadia led her nearest rival, Tatoosh, by 37.5 points, and only two other boats out of 72 had even a slim mathematical chance of beating her. Taking 16th place in the short (27-mile) final race, Keenan finished No. 1 by a margin of 22.5 points."

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