July 25, 1960
July 25, 1960

Table of Contents
July 25, 1960

Only Big League
  • When 'Finisterre,' an unconventional little potbelly of a yawl, won the Bermuda Race in 1956 yachtsmen declared her a 'rule-beater' that reaped enormous handicap benefits over competitors under the complex racing rules. When she did it again in 1958, shattering precedent, Mitchell himself modestly stated that the race was a gamble anyway. But when she won it this year for the third time in a row there was left only one explanation: superior skill and knowledge rode with her veteran captain and crew. Much of that knowledge Mitchell imparted before the race (SI, June 27), but there was one maxim he left out. Here it is now: a piece of strategy he considers the key to victory

Delicate Trish
Jerry Barber
Part III: Teach Your Child To Swim
  • Though it was long ago supplanted by the crawl as the basic stroke, the traditional breaststroke is so easy and so restful that it remains today a valuable asset, an extra margin of safety, for the beginning swimmer. In the concluding lesson of his course, veteran Coach Matt Mann presents his methods for teaching the orthodox breaststroke to children

Horse Racing
Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


12 Girls on the Go
In the air, in the water and on land, American women took over the sports scene last week

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16 Baseball's Only Big League
The National League proved in both All-Star Games that it is in a class by itself

18 The Secret of Bermuda
Carleton Mitchell, three-time Bermuda Race winner, reveals the key factor in his success

24 The Yorkshire Cannon
England's Freddie Trueman demonstrates that cricket is hardly a game for languid toffs

30 The Delicate Miss Trish
California's Trish Galvin last week swept to the top in riding's classic dressage event

34 Sun on Sails and Sea
Artist Henry Koehler paints the composite beauty of boats and sea at a summer regatta

40 Barber with a Razor Edge
Golf's Jerry Barber is a combative little man who has begun to beat the best at age 44

47 Teach Your Child to Swim—III
Coach Matt Mann and Artist Ed Vebell show how to teach the old and valuable breaststroke

62 The Land of Silence
Where Minnesota and Ontario touch, an international wilderness beckons the traveler

The departments

7 Coming Events
8 Scorecard
10 Editorials
51 Horse Racing
52 Travel
56 Harness Racing
58 Track
60 Charles Goren
69 For the Record
70 Baseball's Week
71 19th Hole
72 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 69

Cover: Pacific regatta

In a portfolio of paintings, Sailor-Artist Henry Koehler presents the spectrum of colors that the sun splashed on the sea and sails in the annual Southern California Regatta.


Next week

•In the hard fight at the Olympic trials at Toledo, Ohio next week, butterfly swimmer Mike Troy seems a certainty to make the team and win a Rome gold medal.

•From Akron, Ohio's Firestone Country Club, Alfred Wright reports on the 1960 PGA golf championship and Arnold Palmer's dramatic bid for his first American slam.

•Robert Graves, historian, novelist, poet, conjures up a gaudy day at the games of ancient Rome, where a Greek philosopher endures sights never dreamed of in Olympia.