Books: Races Are for Winning

CORNELIUS SHIELDS ON SAILING by Cornelius Shields. 240 pages. Prentice-Hall. $7.95.

The wind is important; so is the cut of the sails as well as the skill and care of the men who designed and built the boat. But to Corny Shields a racing sailboat—the only kind in which he is interested—is driven mainly by the skipper's will to win. As just about the most successful racing skipper of this century (TIME cover, July 27, 1953), Corny Shields has, inevitably, the most indomitable will to win. "Racing," he admits frankly in this autobiography and sailor's...

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