Sport: Sound Sailors

For six days last week, Long Island Sound off Larchmont was as crowded as China's famed Han River at Hankow. Instead of jostling sampans, junks and tiny tugs the jostlers were Pirates, Buccaneers, Bulldogs, Snipes. It was the Larchmont Yacht Club's 40th annual Race Week, No. 1 outing for North Atlantic sailors south of Cape Cod.

There were 368 boats, 1,500 sailors (from seven to 74). Craft ranged from little Nimblets that looked like wooden bath tubs to twelve-metre boats that looked like debutante sisters of America's Cup yachts. Of the 36 classes, major...

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