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


Carolyn House, 14, representing L.A. Athletic Club, posted new American swim record of 19:45 for women's 1,500-meter freestyle at Indianapolis AAU meet, bettered previous mark of 20:02.4 set by Sylvia Ruuska of Berkeley, Calif. (see page 12).

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Geza Vass, former Hungarian air force lieutenant now living in Hawaii, kept his Schweitzer 126-C sail plane aloft near Honolulu 36 hours and 5 minutes, at altitudes ranging from 3,800 to 1,200 feet, claimed new U.S. glider endurance record.

Dotty Campbell, a Seattle bank clerk representing the Sun Valley Ski Club, sped through 22-gate woman's giant slalom in 44.3 in the annual midsummer Heather Cup championships on Washington's Mount Baker, took event for third consecutive year.

Bob Gardner of Knollwood (N.Y.) Country Club won four-round Ike Golf Tournament at New York's Tamarack Club with 286 score, second-best in tournament's history, took title by three strokes over Jerry Courville of Shore-haven (Conn.) Club.

Natalie Steward, 17, of Rhodesia, broke the listed world's record for women's 110-yard backstroke by speeding distance in 1:11.1 in British Olympic Trials at Blackpool, erased previous mark of 1:11.9 set by Judy Grinham of Britain in 1958.

Dave Micahnik, 21, University of Pennsylvania graduate who quit his job two weeks previously to concentrate on fencing, swept through final round without a loss to capture épée individual title in national fencing championships at New York.