Sport: As Predicted

Uniform of the day was the blue, brass-buttoned blazer and snappy nautical cap of the well-heeled yachtsman; the easy banter was the well-oiled chatter of pleasure-boat skippers out for a good time. But back of the byplay, the briefing session in the Travers Island boathouse of the New York Athletic Club one evening last week was as studied and serious as a premission meeting of wartime PT-boat skippers.

Close Calculation. Each of the 25 skippers in the 42nd annual predicted-log powerboat race up the length of Long Island Sound (see chart) had spent long hours computing his course; he had counted...

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