National Geographic : 1967 Aug
Spinnakers flying as they run before the wind, 19-foot sail boats race a four-mile triangu lar course in Malletts Bay, where members of Lake Cham plain's largest sailing club com pete on summer weekends. Before the race, a young crew member straightens the hal yards on her craft (left). Reefed in a brisk breeze, a broad-reaching sloop drives toward Stave Island, west of Malletts Bay. Skipper Lewis Wetzel knows well how unpre dictable Champlain weather can be, especially the sudden shifts of wind that raise a chop and spice the sailing.