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1953: The Sun reports on 23 Feb 1953: "The 48-foot Benign today was hailed as the 1953 champion of the Bremerton Yacht Club's heavy weather cruise. The Benign, piloted by Maurice N. Vining of the Seattle Yacht Club, toured the 30-mile course Saturday with a trim 0.837 percentage of error to finish in front of a record field of 88 boats."