“We originally wanted to call it the ‘Booze Cruise to Lewes’,” Lord said with a laugh. “The Lewes Yacht Club informed us that the name is pronounced ‘Lewis’ and not ‘Lose’. We couldn’t think of anything that rhymes with Lewis, so we had to come up with a different name.”
Aside from being teammates, Lord and Wilson are also best friends dating back to high school in Radnor, Pa., When they won the GP-14 Junior National Championships and received a scholarship to compete in the World Championship in Scotland. .
Wilson was Lord’s best friend at his 1991 marriage to Gigi Wark, and Lord played the same role at Wilson’s wedding a few years later.
Lord and his siblings – sister Susan (Reilly), brothers Jack IV and Brad – have had salt water in their veins for most of their lives.
The backyard of the Lord’s summer house in Cape May, now owned by Tom and Gigi, has been connected to the Weinberg yard since 1963, when mom and dad paid $ 10,000 for a house on the corner of the avenues Maryland and Trenton.
Our garage had a basketball hoop nailed to the front and also served as the neighborhood weight room in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Lords apparently always had a sailboat in the driveway.
We spent summer evenings playing Wiffle Ball in their backyard, where a home run from the roof of the Lord’s garage would produce a shout of “Ballantine Blast!” from Mr. Lord. During the day, my younger brothers Mark and Paul and I could be found on the beach at Philadelphia Avenue or playing baseball in a patch of grass behind the Christian Admiral Hotel. Susan, Jack, Tom and Brad were still at the Yacht Club.