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


8—Marie Newberry
9—A.P., John Titchen-Honolulu Star Bulletin, Sun Valley-Union Pacific, Brendan F. Mulvey, A.P., David H. McCuen-Philadelphia Daily News
12—A. Y. Owen
13—Hy Peskin
14—Lou Witt
15—Hy Peskin
18—chart courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
22, 23—U.P.I.
32—Carl Mydans-Life
33—Bob McIntyre
40-42—Phil Bath
51—Hollywood Park
56, 57—Hans Knopf-Pix
70—John G. Zimmerman, Arthur Daley
71—Ray Manley from Frederic Lewis, Hy Peskin
72—John Mazziotta

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