National Geographic : 1958 Jun
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Offers a Retreat for Men Only The welcome mat for ladies goes out only during festivities following international races. Here yachtsman Sir Eldon H. Trimingham examines a model of Bermuda's famed racing boat, the fitted dinghy, so called because a fin keel is fitted to its hull. With him is Sir N. Bayard Dill, chairman of the islands' Trade Development Board. A half model of Finisterre now hangs on the back wall with other Bermuda race winners. The crew gyrate like acrobats to keep a 14-foot dinghy on her feet under tremendous press of sail. One man usually crouches in the hull, bailing furiously; others use bodies for ballast. 768 In light weather men dive overboard to give their boat a push near the end of a race.