Sport: Racing Magellans

The yacht Great Britain II was a week's sail from Capetown when her fresh-water tanks sprang a leak and ran dry. Forced to live on a trickle of water distilled in a pressure cooker, the crew reached Capetown so weak that it took twelve men to lower and stow the big, billowy spinnaker. Between Capetown and Sydney the skipper of a French yawl and a British crewman on an Italian vessel were lost overboard in storms, and a Mexican boat suffered a knockdown. A British sailor drowned east of Sydney when he lost...

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