As Liberty and Australia II dueled off Newport, R.I. two months ago, a small figure in a motorboat captured their every move. Zipped into a foul-weather suit, her tawny hair braided, Sharon Green was on the job as a marine photographer. At 23, the 5'2" Canadian has focused her waterproof cameras on 12-meter yachts, ice boats and Windsurfers around the world. Green, who has shot covers for leading North American sailing magazines, reserves her best color photographs for the "Ultimate Sailing Calendar," which she has published and distributed for two years. Sharon says her work is "dangerous but exhilarating; I've been to chiropractors to put me together again after a regatta." Green grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and began sailing at age 7. Photography came into focus when her father, an auto-parts manufacturer and accomplished sailor, built the Evergreen, a 41-foot yacht that won the 1978 Canada's Cup. Sharon's shots of the emerald-hulled boat launched her career; she left college after two years and set sail as a full-time photographer. Boating has profoundly affected her romantic life as well. She met husband Steve Curtis, a Connecticut importer of windsurfing equipment, at a 1981 competition. As her motorboat foundered in rough water, he came by in a larger boat and gallantly scooped her to safety. It's been smooth sailing ever since.
Cartoonist Pat Bagley took James Watt's resignation hard. It's not that Bagley was a big fan of the outspoken Interior Secretary; it's just that one of his favorite targets suddenly vanished. Not to worry. The resident doodler for Utah's Salt Lake City Tribune has no shortage of topics to address with his trenchant wit and slapdash drawings. Among them: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, President Reagan and nuclear war, the subject of his first book, We Survive World War Three, and You Give Us Light Beer? "My cartoons," says Bagley, 27, "express hope for the survival of some human life in a world already bombarded by lethal doses of radioactive communication, faddism, fashion and an overblown sense of self-importance." Bagley is a Mormon who grew up in Oceanside, Calif., where his father now serves as mayor. Pat began his lampooning career at Brigham Young University when the school newspaper published his first cartoon, which dealt with coed living off-campus. The drawing was reprinted in TIME, and four months after graduation Bagley was hired as the Tribune's first full-time cartoonist. He lives with his 91-year-old grandfather outside Salt Lake City. ("He and I give a lot of wild parties," grins Pat.) Bagley keeps all his originals, unless a special request comes up, like the one he received a year ago. In that instance, he gladly sent the cartoon to its subject—none other than James Watt himself.