Sailing: Guarding Against Indolence

What do the sons of famous men do? Nothing, usually. But when Peter Scott, C.B.E., M.B.E., D.S.C., got around to writing his autobiography, it took him four years and 500,000 words. The publishers promptly boiled it down to 679 finely printed pages—but Scott was only 51 at the time. Last week he was 55, and in Newport, R.I., he was busily filling up notebooks for a brand new chapter entitled The Colonies Revisited, or How I Sailed Away with the America's Cup.

If anybody ever had a chance to do just that (and nobody has in 113 years), it is...

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