Slinging his weight so far out over the water that he seemed perpetually about to abandon ship, Crewman Jim Hill spent five precarious days helping Skipper Lowell North hold their slick-hulled Star boat on even keel whenever they slashed to windward during the North American Star Championships at San Diego. The topside acrobatics enabled the two San Diegans to slice home first three times in five races and to beat 24 other Star boats that represented the cream of 2,000 American Stars.
WHAT IS EVERYBODY LOOKING AT?
...everybody, including members of the leisured public...clusters of the rich and fashionable...working stiffs of the press...and a Democratic senator in disguise
WHY...THEY'RE WATCHING THE NO. 1 GOLFER
President Eisenhower smiles his appreciation of Newport course on first day of his interrupted Rhode Island vacation.
WOMEN IN THE WIND
Nothing is more eye-catching than boats well set with white sail—unless it's boats well-sailed by a tanned set of girls as in the Women's North American Sailing Championships, held on Galveston Bay in Corinthians this time, with the Houston Yacht Club as the defending titlist and host for eight regional challengers from Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Canada and California. After four days and eight races 24-year-old Jane Pegel of the Chicago Yacht Club and her crew of two had won in a manner deserving the approval of even the stoniest male in the sport. "The secret of sailing," said Mrs. Pegel firmly after the races, "is utmost concentration. I expect silence, as much as possible, from my crew. I don't believe you can have a lot of jabbering and win."
Canadian captain, blonde, lissome Joselyn Stevens of Woodlands, tied for sixth.
Californian Nancy Robinson has dark good looks, steered Oakland to tie Canada.
Maine skipper was pretty Dalene Powers, who brought Harraseeket club in fourth.
Illinois entry (above) was skippered by Mrs. Jane Pegel of Chicago Yacht Club, who wore sun protector over her nose, sailed to three firsts in eight races to claim the title.
Connecticut boat placed second under handling by Skipper Phyllis Carlson (wearing coolie hat) of Rocky Point Club, Old Greenwich. Crew member is Mrs. Arthur Randak.