National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Courtesy Maine Development Commission Full or Collapsed, Spinnakers Reveal Skippers' Skill and Luck in Catching a Light Breeze off Mount Desert Island, Maine One sail (third from left) droops while a rival, 100 feet directly ahead, balloons with a fortunate puff. Hand on sheet, acrew member (second yacht from right) jockeys his sail as he would a horse's reins. Compact and sturdy, these are International Class sloops, all built in Norway before the war. Here, the Northeast Harbor fleet nears the finish line after an eight-mile race. Four years of war have not stopped such races.