Mary Ann Noah, a Fairway, Kans. housewife and mother of four, flew a 160-hp Piper Cherokee airplane to victory in the Powder Puff Derby, by traveling from El Cajon, Calif. to Chattanooga, Tenn. at an average ground speed of 125.6120 knots.
John Riding, a 6-foot-4 Englishman, built himself a 12-foot cabin sloop and sailed it from Plymouth, England to the Azores, and from the Azores across 2,000 miles more of open ocean to Bermuda. He plans to complete the voyage by sailing to Newport, R.I.
Isabel Fairey, 10, of Columbia, S.C., entered six events at the AAU District Long Course Age Group Swimming Championships at High Point, N.C. and won them all—the 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter medley, 50-meter backstroke and two relays.
Marion Vandyck, a St. Thomas, V.I. realtor, packed two bottles of champagne in her lunch basket before going fishing—just in case. Then she provided an occasion to drink it by boating a 447-pound blue marlin on 80-pound test line for a Virgin Islands record.
July 25, 1965
Bud Zachary, New Jersey schoolboy golf champion, won the Gary Player Trophy for his medal-play 73 at the East Aurora (N.Y.) Country Club junior boys invitational tournament, then went on to defeat Peter Turner of Toronto 2 and 1 in the match-play finals.
Jim Yongue of St. Bernard High in Breaux Bridge (The Crawfish Capital), La., won the National AAU Trampoline Championship in Lakewood, Ohio with a 12-bounce routine that earned 9.5 of a possible 10 points. David Jacobs of Amarillo, Texas was second with 9.35.