Sport: Old Sailor's Lore

His hair was white as a breaker's foam. But the brown eyes were as keen as ever behind the crow's-feet wrinkles of half a century spent peering at sky and sea. Ruddy and fit in his natty yacht-club blazer, Cornelius Shields (TIME cover, July 27, 1953) was every inch a blue-water skipper as he relaxed last week in Long Island's Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club and started to instruct 33 experienced sailors about his happy art.

For an hour and a half, 64-year-old "Corny" Shields talked. First, he laid down the practical tips and techniques...

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