FLIGHT OF THE SNOWBIRDS SAILING RACE It's easy to see why this Balboa, California sailing race is called the "Flight of the Snowbirds" as 125 small boats compete for first place in the six-mile course.
SNIPE CHAMPIONSHIPS The Western Hemisphere Snipe Championships begin in Bermuda. A 17-knot breeze makes for choppy going over the seven-mile triangular course, and an attractive sight, as the trim little sloops representing seven flags--slip along.
FIRST AMERICA'S CUP ROUND 1958 A huge and colorful flotilla, dominated by the Presidential grandstand, the super-destroyer Mitscher, carries 20,000 out to see the first race between Britain's Sceptro and America's Columbia. Despite slack winds and a slow race, the Columbia comes in by a wide lead. On the second day, failing winds keep either yacht from finishing the 24 mile course within the 6-hour time limit.
HYDROPLANES IN GOVERNOR'S CUP REGATTA Hydroplanes in the power unlimited class scorch along the Ohio River at Madison, Indiana, in the Governor's Cup Regatta. The nation's biggest, fastest speedboats and top racing drivers set a thrill-packed pace, with Miss U.S., Fred Alter at the wheel, averaging a torrid 89-plus m.p.h. to cop the coveted trophy.
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA SAILING REGATTA Moth class sailboats vie for first place in a Melbourne, Florida sailing regatta. The boats make a pretty picture when viewed through a frame of palm trees and sandy beaches from the shore although one sailor has bad luck at keeping his boat afloat.
YALE OARSMEN WIN CARNEGIE CUP RACE The Yale oarsmen win the Carnegie Cup Race in Derby, Connecticut as they defeat Princeton and Cornell in the rowing regatta on Housatonic Lake. Passenger POV from a train that follows the race from the shore.
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