National Geographic : 1951 Jun
717 Air Force Color Photo Anchored White Sailboats Fleck the Harbor Like Gulls Resting on the Sea Generations of Marblehead youngsters have learned sailing fundamentals in small centerboard boats affec tionately known to them as "brutal beasts." Seven or eight sailboat classes compete in Saturday races from mid June to mid-September. Largest are schooners, ketches, and yawls. Climax of the season is Race Week, the first in August. Boats compete near harbor entrance to the right (not shown). Lower shore line's large, multiwindowed building (left), with flagpole and pier, houses the Eastern Yacht Club, whose 1877 regatta made Marblehead a yachting center. Pennant mast (far right) marks the Corinthian Yacht Club. Boston Yacht Club stands on far shore (center).