National Geographic : 1963 Jan
Close work at the weather mark. Sports men compete in the annual regatta of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. To keep din ghies balanced on the turn, skippers lean far out to windward. Some wear as many as seven wool sweaters-presoaked-to provide extra weight for the maneuver. Boats race on 0resund, a 15-mile-wide strait that separates Denmark and Sweden. Race Week Contestants Tent Beside Their Boats Flags of France, West Germany, the Neth erlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, and Denmark will fly above the fleet. Most sailors arrive at the yacht club by car, with boats in tow. "Since it rained most of the week, I doubt these campers ever were dry," says photographer Grosvenor. "Each day they came off the water soaking wet and hung out their clothes on the tent poles."