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LOU WHITMAN

Sept. 26, 1955
Sept. 26, 1955

Table of Contents
Sept. 26, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • The blood quickens and the step becomes brisk. It's more than the winy air of fall. Next week is the World Series!

Preview: The World Series
Tarheel Triumph In The Old Dominion
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Football: Game Of The Week
Sporting Look
Sport In Art
Anniversary
Acknowledgments
Yesterday
  • In the throes of a pennant fight in 1934 the Tigers' great star, Hank Greenberg, wrestled with a problem of conscience. For the frenzied Detroit fans, the suspense was awful

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

LOU WHITMAN

Lou Whitman, a 49-year-old sailing-canoe expert from Brooklyn, deserves much of the credit for the U.S. victory over Britain early this month in the competition for the little-publicized International Challenge Cup, 69-year-old sailing-canoe trophy originally put up by the N.Y. Canoe Club. The U.S. four-man team, sailing in canoes designed by Team Captain Whitman, edged Britain 2-1 in races at Sea Cliff, N.Y. An apartment-house owner, Whitman's knowledge of naval architecture is self-taught. Sailing canoes are extremely specialized, differing from ordinary canoes in having a full deck over a hull designed for sailing, not paddling. In 1948 Whitman and Adolph Morse of Yonkers, N.Y. (shown at left sitting on the end of the hiking board of a Whitman-designed boat) went to Britain to try to regain the cup which the British had sailed off with in 1933 after almost 50 years of trying. Whitman and Morse did not bring back the cup, but they brought back a lot of knowledge. In 1952 Whitman again went to Britain, this time with Mañana II, a boat of his own design. He was successful and returned with the cup. This year marked the second straight U.S. win.

This is an article from the Sept. 26, 1955 issue Original Layout

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