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Get Out of the Boat and Go

June 21, 1971
June 21, 1971

Table of Contents
June 21, 1971

Two Wheels
Cliff Dwellers
100 Candles
Get Out And Go

Get Out of the Boat and Go

Remember when sailing meant being "on" a boat? Tell it to the young man opposite, whose only points of contact with a Tempest sloop churning along Buzzards Bay are the soles of his shoes and a trapeze hooked to his midsection. Such is life on small racing hulls like the Tempest—the newest Olympic class—where weight out to windward means a lot more than the same body aboard. Turn the pages for more John Zimmerman photographs of an exhilarating way of nautical life, followed by a look at the Americans who rule the Tempest class.

This is an article from the June 21, 1971 issue Original Layout

A horizontal sailor exhibits perfect trapeze form, while the captain and crew at right blast through lumpy seas in a 30-knot Buzzards Bay blow.

Jostling up to a start, the fleet jams the line's favored windward end in a moderate breeze.

Action at the weather mark (below): the lead boat rounds, another storms up close astern.

There is trouble aloft as a spinnaker halyard gets loose and lets the kite go kiting off.

Oops—the crew gels a chilly bath when a trapeze hook breaks.

Ouch—having right of way didn't save the mast when a collision came.

EIGHT PHOTOSJOHN ZIMMERMAN