Diving Jockey hurtles a fence at the Maryland hunt course without benefit of a horse. Riders in the hunt walk the course before the race to test the ground, familiarize themselves with the route. Some jockeys try out the fences on the basis that anything they cannot dive over will also stymie their horses.
VOYAGE OF THE GOOD SHIP 'YANKEE'
When the 96-foot brigantine Yankee drops its anchor at Gloucester, Mass. this week it will mark the end of a cruise all sailors, most landlubbers, dream about: an 18-month round-the-world voyage that included whaling in the Galapagos, visiting Fletcher Christian's descendants at Pitcairn Island, a safari through Africa's Mau Mau country to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, stops in Siam, Java, Singapore and other exotic spots. Skippers Irving and Electa Johnson, who crewed their sixth globe-girdling expedition with 19 young men and women ("kids we would like as members of our family"), use nonprofit cruises as sources for books, lectures and specimens for museums interested in the South Seas.
Brigantine "Yankee" under full sail glides through bay at Murea Island in French Oceania. Ship's leisurely global course was from east to west, mainly within the southern hemisphere.
Helmswoman Johnson steers the Yankee while wearing a large Balinese hat to protect her from the sun. All hands worked at regular sailing tasks but a cook and physician were aboard for special duties.