These are only sample moves which, I feel, could prove lucrative for all concerned. There are other large cities—Dallas, Miami, Seattle—that might prove just as profitable. The important point is, get the Senators out of Washington.
Fort Stanton, N. Mex.
SALUTE THE SAILFISH
I was completely intrigued with your recent article about Sailfish (SI, July 21). Being a novice to boating, and wishing to get my feet wet in a financially painless way, I would appreciate any information you might have concerning a national club or association for Sailfishers; any such organizations in or near Kansas City; companies who manufacture the boats, either in complete form or in kits.
FREDERIC T. NORTON
?Mr. Norton and the scores of other prospective Sailfishers who have written to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should write to Alex Bryan, designer and manufacturer, at Alcort, Inc., P.O. Box 1345, Waterbury, Conn., for the name of the nearest dealer. There is as yet no national Sailfish association (it is not a registered class boat), but there are many regional clubs whose members are quick to spot other sailing surfers.—ED.
Kudos to you for your picture story on Sailfish, but you didn't say nearly enough. These are remarkable craft.
While you pictured them as primarily a boat for small inland lakes, a group of us have a fleet of eight or so which we have sailed in gusty, treacherous Lake Michigan for the past four years (with crash boat in attendance, of course).
They plane at 10 knots. They can overtake an Arrow or similar 16- to 18-foot boat on a broad reach when the wind is steady at 15 mph or better. In light winds you can sail them lying supine to cut down wind resistance. They can be put out through the surf in a strong northeast wind while other, trailer-mounted boats have to stand idle. Then you can ride them back onto the beach atop a breaker under full sail.
A class of Sailfish was entered for the first time last year in the Chicago Daily News Regatta and passed dinghies and sailing canoes in races around the same course.
A Sailfish is tricky, and sailors with considerable years of experience in small craft often go to pieces first time aboard. As one Mackinac veteran said, perhaps overenthusiastically, "Brother, if you can race these things you can race anything!"
ROBERT G. WHITE
Highland Park, Ill.
FUN & GAMES: OH, BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME...
A friend of ours recently "graduated" from Bonnie Prudden's course at the Institute in White Plains before going off on her summer vacation. Little did she realize there is no escaping Bonnie or physical fitness. I thought that Bonnie's mailed directives (see below) were something your fitness-conscious readers might enjoy seeing.