CINCINNATI HOLDS ITS BREATH
All off Cincinnati, like the wide-eyed young lady below, was holding its breath last week while the once downtrodden but beloved Redlegs were having their turn at first place in the middle off a frantic National League race. For two more pages off the wordless intensity off Cincinnatians as they watch the Redlegs split a July Fourth double-header, see following spread
Tricky Bermuda dinghies with nine-foot bowsprits and crews that may be dumped overboard like ballast provide wringing-wet racing for islanders and visiting yachtsmen
Dipping boom into the clear water of glassy Mangrove Bay, Victory II nearly swamps as its crew scrambles to rig the spinnaker pole.
July 15, 1956
Hiking to windward (left), sailors lean to keep the rail above water. To lighten ship, crewmen dive overboard, await pickup launch.
Cloud of sail measuring nearly 1,000 square feet falls out on a run to leeward. Conventional 14-foot boats usually carry only 135 to 150 square feet of canvas.