Sport: Ski's Last Cruise

The U.S. Navy proved last week that it can still climb the rigging or set a sail with the best of the world's yachtsmen. Grizzled Frank Siatkowski, 56, a onetime (1922) chief boatswain's mate and postwar "commander" of the Naval Academy's small-boat fleet, figured, after 39 years in the Navy, that this year's Newport-Bermuda yacht race would be his last cruise. He made it a good one.

His crew for the 71-ft. blue-and-white yawl Royono was a strange mixture: seven green ensigns and eight other hands, including officers from the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, plus Commander Ken Read, electronics instructor...

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