National Geographic : 1939 Sep
Photograph byH.Robins Hollyday HOW RACES ARE WON! YACHTS AT TOP HAVE CAUGHT A FAINT LAND BREEZE, PASSING THE BECALMED ONES (FOREGROUND) Chesapeake winds sometimes are light and tricky in summer months. Alert skippers take advantage of wind shiftstobring their boats home first, asisillustrated in this race of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club. Freshening puffs, indicated by ruffled waters along the shore, have billowed out the spinnakers and mainsails of some of the yachts, while the sails of the others hang empty. In the background lies pleasant Eastern Shore farmland, deeplyindented with rivers and inlets.