Sport: To Spain

She was nice to look at—a lean little body and all dressed up in rakish clothes that nobody had ever seen before. Men said she was fast; but she was no girl for rough weather. They sent her out to sea as a noble experiment. A week passed and they didn't hear from her whose name was Rofa, 50-foot schooner, smallest of four small schooners racing from Sandy Hook to Santander, Spain. Her rigging was peculiar—designed by Herreshoff, who learned about sails in Scandinavian fjords. On the morning of the seventh day out, she had covered 800 miles and was making...

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