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Carleton Mitchell

All Carleton Mitchell Stories

Sep 30, 1974

Can anyone win the mug?

In the aftermath of the Australian America's Cup defeat, the answer is no—until a designer outdoes Olin Stephens. That takes some outdoing

Feb 15, 1971

Yacht with a Taste for Haste

A rare turn of speed is the particular enticement of an exciting new yacht, "Envoy," which can fit a major cruise into a leisurely long winter weekend

Nov 24, 1969

$2 MILLION BERTH TO NEWPORT

In fierce secrecy and at enormous cost, French pen lord Marcel Bich is pushing a formidable challenge for the America's Cup. A famous U.S. yachtsman, employing 007 techniques, penetrates the veil

Sep 17, 1962

ALL EYES ON THE CHALLENGER

Like 'Weatherly's' skipper, Bus Mosbacher (above), the world will be watching this week as Australia's 'Gretel' bids for the America's Cup

Jul 17, 1961

FIRST BLOOD FOR BUS

Master Helmsman Bus Mosbacher climbed aboard a perennial loser called 'Easterner' and won an early tune-up for the America's Cup

Jul 23, 1962

The Lovely, Lazy Sea of Pi√π Tardi

The Mediterranean's music is an ancient, haunting melody that sounds for the sailor who takes his time. This is the story of a cruise on which the clock was stopped, and from Portofino through the offshore islands to Capri the only word for time was 'later'

Apr 10, 1961

Anyone Too Young for Tennis?

Hardly, says net star Welby Van Horn, who is raising champions in Puerto Rico—from 8 on up

Mar 05, 1962

Kilroy was there quite early

Shunning the traditional route along the coast, the skipper of 'Kialoa' won the San Diego-Acapulco race in record time

Jan 23, 1961

High tides at the boat show

The opening of the 51st National Motor Boat Show brought out some startling new trends in yachting

Jul 22, 1963

East of The Race and West of the Cape

The famed racing yawl 'Finisterre,' three-time Bermuda winner, stows her racing gear and takes a leisurely tour of the waters where American yachting began.

Jan 22, 1962

Vintage year for the gadgeteer

Some ingenious new marine accessories are providing most of the excitement at the boat show in the New York Coliseum

Sep 24, 1962

'WEATHERLY' UPSTAGES THE 18TH CHALLENGER

The Australian sloop 'Gretel' made a bold bid at the start, but the first race of the America's Cup series went to the U.S.

Oct 09, 1961

Britain gently lifts a pound of flesh

A catamaran from England avenged her country's defeat in the 1958 America's Cup by politely slaughtering the fastest sailboat in the U.S.

Jul 30, 1962

TIME OF TRIAL FOR FOUR TALL SLOOPS

There were some spectacular triumphs—and snafus—in the first round of tests to pick a defender for the America's Cup, but the subtle moves that add up to a selection were noticed only by nine solemn men in blue

Jun 12, 1961

Anyone Too Young for Tennis?

Hardly, says net star Welby Van Horn, who starts raising champions at the age of 8 in Puerto Rico

Apr 16, 1962

Hung up on a fine point of law

A rules change made to promote harmony has spawned confusion and made sailing a duller sport

Feb 06, 1961

CRUISING THE WINE-DARK SEA

The spare beauty of the isles of Greece has not been ornamented or diminished in the 3,000 years since Homer's day. A modem sailor uses some of the same landmarks Ulysses used and passes the ruins of towns and temples familiar to the epic wanderer